Are thoughts actually things? Many years before mainstream interest in the Law of Attraction, author Prentice Mulford wrote about how what we talk about and think about is what we attract to ourselves in our lives. He explained how, for example, people who talk about suffering eventually bring suffering to themselves in some form. While many today are familiar with these metaphysical ideas, Mulford also discusses many thought-power topics that are less widely known.
We, as humans indeed, tend to spend a lot of our time looking backwards, often with regret. Imagine if we spent that valuable time looking forward? If you want to go back in every sense, mental and physical, keep living regretfully in your past.
Your spiritual side wants to change.
It doesn’t care very much at all for the past. It wants and expects to be different this time next year. For it already knows that this intense desire to remember itself for what it was impedes its advancement towards greater power and, ultimately, greater pleasure.
Your past has done its work for you already. Doing that work brought you possibly more pain than pleasure. Why would you want to bring with you the memory of painful moments? Especially when such feelings bring more pain and actively keep away any joy. If you genuinely can’t stop thinking of negative memories, the demand of the universe and universal energy to help you, and such help, will come. If you want to grow weak and old before your time, then, by all means, continue to live in the past.
When we are children, the spiritual side of ourselves has the chance to enjoy youthfulness because it has not yet loaded up with false beliefs and regrets. Children’s happiness is due to the cheerfulness of the spirit, relieved of the burden carried in a past existence. The best bit? You can start the straightforward process now by casting off the memory of everything in the past that hurt you.
Every regret you carry around takes so much out of your life.
When we consistently live in the past, we are bringing back on ourselves any old sadness and mental condition belonging to that past. This feeling of being constantly entertained will bring on some form of physical ailment. The ailment belongs to a state of mind that we should be done with forever. If we are looking forward, we shall shake it off and be better and healthier than ever before. If the main thought in our minds is that of looking backwards, the ultimate result will be severe to the body.
Examples of this:
“I have made so many mistakes in my life. I will always be a failure.” That is because you are looking back, living in your failure and thereby bringing to yourself more of the same. Start telling yourself the opposite consistently, and you will enjoy a successful future.
“Marriages always fail. I’ll never find a faithful partner.” Once again, this is looking back, bringing yourself more of the same and reinforcing your negative beliefs.
“I am always ill” Because you are looking back, living in your past aches, pains and illnesses and bringing more on you!
Power comes from looking forward with hope.
The hope of expecting and demanding better things to come. That is using universal energy as intended, and when we follow it, we live in that place both physically and mentally.
However, we certainly shouldn’t reject all of our memories. Only the ones that make us sad and bring us negative feelings. Enjoy the memories of whatever part of your past gives you healthy enjoyment. But if any of these memories make you bitter or mournful, reject them instantly. Our future joy lies in controlling our thoughts and getting our thoughts from sources of health, happiness and well-being. Is there any reason to allow things to have access to you that cause hurt and pain?