Man’s thinking process is still the target of endless research and debate, and it still holds the first place as one of the most intricate processes ever discovered in human history. While the science behind it has reached deep levels of explanation, the effects one’s thought on his mind and body are still the topic of guessing and exploration.
There have been numerous studies and books, which state that our thoughts are in a direct link with our lives and that by changing the way of thinking we affect our way of live. This presumption is not that far fetched and in fact is probably true, for it is our thinking that controls everything else that happens in our body.
The center of the thought is naturally the brain. As we all well know, humans can think consciously or subconsciously. Subconscious thoughts are directed towards operating our internal organs and everything that happens in our bodies without our will. We can or course assume full conscious command over some functions that are otherwise controlled subconsciously, but there are some which require a very high level of concentration, and others that even cannot be controlled at all.
The Negative Thought
To successfully define the negative thought, we must first address the negative effect it can have on our bodies and motor abilities. In this respect, the negative will be observed as something, which leads to harm, of either self or others, or something, which leads to the reduction or malfunction of one’s abilities.
The abilities are either mental or physical, are both affected by our thoughts, this is the first point where thought meets action, and the two show their inseparability.
Negative thought in this respect would be a thought that has a result of degrading one’s functionality, in both motor and thinking sides. The prime example of a negative thought would then be insufficient self-confidence.
A person who is not confident enough in his or hers thoughts or actions, can often display a general tendency to make wrong or pointless actions, and it is then presumed that his or hers thoughts were also the same, and lead towards those actions.
Another example is depression, which can lead not only to the reduced ability to think or act, but can even affect our entire body health and have a negative outcome in our body’s functionality, even on a cellular level.
But, a question that is often asked is precisely this: did our negative thought, in this case lack of confidence, lead to our negative action, or was our negative thinking the product of the negative action? This is the second point at which we encounter the inseparability of thought and action, and to answer the previously asked question, we must only view a specific problem.
If you are referring to a specific negative action, than it is indeed the product of a negative thought, but if you want to trace the origins of the negative thought, you might find that it was precisely some negative action, which was performed with no previous negative thought and by sheer accident, which has led to the negative state of mind. This is not always the case, though it often is true.
The Positive Thought
If viewed from the already established nature of the negative thought, the positive thought would then be everything opposite. It would be those thoughts who better our motor and brain functions, and contribute to our overall health.
As an opposite example to the lack of self-confidence, good and sufficient self-confidence can be taken as an example of positive thinking.
A person who has high self-confidence is more likely to make actions and produce thinking which leads to positive outcomes.
Although, it is not excluded that he or she will not produce any excess actions which may be considered pointless, their actions would eventually lead to increasing their or someone else’s well being and happiness.
So, the positive thought can be characterized as the kind of thought, which leads to increased happiness, and well-being of the individual and anyone else it affects, be it through word or action.