You probably know a lot of troubled or unhappy people. I know that I do. And one thing I’ve noticed is that those who have the hardest time are often those who are spinning out on their thoughts.
Maybe it’s worry. Maybe it’s anxiety. Maybe it’s a big loss. These are all things that can impact our happiness.
And these are also things that can be helped by “right thought.”
The Buddha pointed out that “All we are is the result of what we have thought, it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If someone speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
I won’t get into the argument about mood disorders with a physiological or chemical imbalance source. We’ll talk just generally about the idea that if we cultivate thoughts and beliefs that resonate with our truth, those that contribute to our own well being and that of others, then chances are we’re going to be happier. Because our thinking is aligned with the core of who we are.
It’s important for happiness that we guard the door of our mind. To make sure unproductive and anxiety-producing thoughts don’t take hold. So in a way, it’s helpful to be a watchdog of your mind.
Sometimes, unhelpful thoughts can gain a toehold, creating anxiety and even panic attacks. If they do, hypnotherapy may help. I see this all the time in my hypnotherapy practice.
If you’d like to ask some questions about that, read my page on this site, and you can also book a free phone call with me on my hypnotherapy page. See the purple “schedule appointment” button here.