Make a decision that from now on, your thoughts do not run you, you run your thoughts. From now on, your mind is not the captain of your ship, you are the captain of the ship, and your mind works for you. -T. Harv Eker

As we talked about in The Holy Grail of Our Dreams, thoughts and beliefs have power. Whatever resides in our heart comes out of our mouth. And every word that comes out of our mouth creates our reality, to greater or lesser extent.

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments beautifully illustrate the effects that negative and positive thinking or speaking has on us and the world around us. The whole premise of his study was that humans have a direct effect on the molecular structure of water through their thought, word, and intent. One aspect of his extensive research included taping words to bottles of water and later photographing the water droplets under a microscope. The water crystals rearranged themselves depending on the word. Here are a few examples of what he found:

Love and Gratitude

Mozart Symphony

You Make Me Sick

Heavy Metal Music

But how do water crystals have anything to do with me?

The author of articulates it perfectly.

The fact that the human body is up to 60% water compounds the importance of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s findings about the power of negative thinking and the energy of thoughts.

What do we do to our own bodies every time we entertain negative thoughts? And on the flip side, just how powerful is positive thinking and optimism? No one knows the precise answer to these questions, but the findings of Dr. Emoto are certainly compelling evidence that the quality of our thinking can greatly impact our health and wellbeing.

Emoto’s study reminds me of the experiment that many of us did in grade school with house plants. The one where plants subjected to heavy-metal music died, and the plants exposed to soothing music thrived. Hmm. I’m beginning to see a pattern here.

In the future we might think twice before wearing a shirt like this:

Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth. The worst! … For the next seven days, I challenge you not to complain at all. -T. Harv Eker

I encourage everyone to try what Eker suggests. I tried this for the first time while living in New York and found that for the first several hours, I truly had nothing to think or talk about. But through that “empty space”, I found incredible peace because I was no longer allowing my mind to beat me up. It was such a refreshing exercise. Up until that point, I had no idea how much negativity pervaded my mind.

So how are your thoughts and words holding you back or propelling you forward? Do you find you make fun of yourself before anyone else has a chance to? How did Emoto’s images influence your opinion of the creative power of thought?

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