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After years of tranquility in my apartment, I thought I knew something about the power of thoughts to create the environment we want. But just then, I began to experience the insidious intrusion of fear and insecurity. Someone seemed intent on making trouble for me and the accusations were making my life miserable.
The trouble started with a call from the apartment manager complaining of noises from my apartment, day and night. He said it seemed to come from my high heels on my tile floor. Since I have neither high heels nor a tile floor, I thought this must be about a different apartment and would soon be resolved. But it wasn’t. The complaints continued and gradually, I began to feel, somehow, “If I’m accused, I must be guilty!”
This first link in a chain of negative thoughts imprisoned me in tightening bonds of fear.
I found myself analyzing my every sound and movement. I even asked my visitors not to talk too loud. At one point, I thought I had found the culprit: my typewriter! Its sound might be mistaken for high heels on the floor. But since I need to use my typewriter, I started looking for ways to muffle its sound. All this increased my stress.
It would have helped to know where the complaints were coming from, but the manager refused to identify the source. Soon enough, I came face to face with my accuser as I left the apartment to get my mail. She yelled insults at me while spewing out the same complaints the manager had related. From then on, she seemed to appear wherever I went. One night, awakened by loud noises, I opened my door to see what was going on, and there she stood, yelling at me again! I was alarmed enough to call security.
The manager tried to reassure me that the woman wasn’t dangerous. She had dementia and wandered into the corridors sometimes and they were watching her. I wasn’t reassured. The power of thoughts had me in its grip and I had become too afraid of what she might do next. It was almost unbearable to realize I had lost the wonderful feelings of security and wellbeing I had known for so long! How could this happen? Why did it? And what could I do about it?
Asking myself these questions reminded me of the power of thoughts for good or bad and my responsibility to control my thinking. And as I did, I began to see that my neighbor wasn’t really the problem. I had yielded to fear. I knew then that if I didn’t get a handle on my thinking, I would remain a prisoner of my own fears and imaginings.
So I concentrated on getting my fears in perspective while focusing on all the good in my life. As I began to think more constructively, my faith and confidence came back. I could even think more compassionately about this poor creature with her obsessive paranoia – her cross to bear – and how very much more fortunate I am. And soon after I began to regain control of my own mind, for whatever reason, the new neighbor moved away, and the tranquility I so treasured, returned.
What a testament to the power of thoughts!
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14 thoughts on “Power of Thoughts – for Better or Worse”
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Even though a dozen people have responded positively to this experience, each of us is different and some could certainly feel that another approach would be helpful. Your views are welcome too.
What a great example of constructive thought to bring peace into one’s life. As one who has let small fears grow out of proportion, it’s comforting to read about another person gaining control over what could have continued to be frightening, and to come to a point of compassion for the one who was the source of her fear in this situation.
This shared experience reminded me of a time a co-worker accused me of something I hadn’t done and knew nothing about. Her verbal attack was quite vicious, and I thought she’d never stop yelling at me. It was embarrassing, bewildering, and scary. But by using Lemurian techniques to control my thoughts, I could let go of the negative emotions and continue with my day. My experience was quite minor compared to the writer’s, who certainly had a major challenge to deal with, and required a lot more effort to restore the tranquility and peace of her dwelling place. It’s encouraging to realize that With each challenge met, we grow stronger in our ability to meet life’s experiences.
I had someone accuse me of something I hadn’t done once and it was odd. She was adamant and I was baffled. This blog article was helpful because it reminded me that no matter what, I can control my fears, trust it will all work out and then be grateful to see how it does. Thanks for posting.
This story reminds me of times I let fear or anxiety dominate, and how this saps time and energy without giving anything back. I learned to drive on a standard shift car and drove them for years before getting an automatic. Then, after driving an automatic for awhile, I had to return a standard shift car to its owner, a trip of about two hours. I started to feel anxious and fearful. Would I remember how to shift? Would I be able to handle it in traffic? Soon I was sweating and my heart was pounding! No, I couldn’t do this! Then I caught myself. I was letting fear and anxiety grip my body! I was allowing thoughts to become so negative they actually affected me physically. From years of studying the Lemurian Philosophy I knew I needed to turn my thinking around and, with determination and perseverance, I did. When the time came for the drive, it went really well and I enjoyed myself more than I could have expected.
Descent to the depths of fear and insecurity originated from the writer’s negative thought, and ascent from that unfavorable position to one of freedom and security was also achieved by thought – positive thought. It is a confirmation of how awesome is the power of thought in the determination of our being!
As a self employed person , it is amazing how I can let appearances and fears of inadequacy steal away enthusiasm and productivity. The philosophy has been an all important tool in turning my thinking around into more constructive channels. When I can maintain this fresh approach, it really confirms the value of self examination and self discipline.
I, too, have let fear get the best of me when confronted with certain people and situations – causing me plenty of stress and anxiety. Thanks for the helpful personal example of using the power of constructive thought to overcome such challenges.
What a valuable experience of consciously turning to the power of positive thinking to precipitate the peace and tranquility the writer so desired. It shows how our thoughts, whether fearful or tranquil, really can influence our personal environment. An encouraging story that brings to light an element of reality and confirms the not-so-popularly-accepted concept that our thoughts really do matter. Thanks for sharing.
It is so difficult to climb out of that “negative pit” once you have allowed yourself to fall in. But by using the rungs of a “positive thinking” ladder, step by step you eventually get out.
I could relate to this woman’s story very well. I too can feel the need to become vigilant about my words and actions when someone tells me I’m not acting the way they think I should. When I let my thinking become consumed by fear of others’ opinions, it makes it hard to feel comfortable being myself! As the writer said, controlling my thoughts is within my power. I can choose to remain fearful or I can choose to change my thinking and not let others’ opinions have a negative effect on me. Studying the Lemurian Philosophy has given me the tools I needed to learn just “how” to change my thinking and this has truly been a life saver!
Excellent example of how once you deal with your problem, it goes away! Thanks for sharing.
This article reminds me of the many times I have felt the cool clammy hands of fear or doubt around my neck . . . and they are always my hands! Realizing control of my thoughts is within my power has been very freeing as I too exert the effort to calm down and reintroduce myself to a more rationale outlook. Good to keep this in mind always or, if nothing else, at least warm your hands before placing them on your neck.