It’s true. Read the title again…read it slowly…let it soak it… see if you can let it soak in…see what gets in the way of letting it soak in…replace the “YOU ARE” with “I AM”…and then read it a few more times, slowly, before continuing with today’s message.

Let’s start with a definition. Powerful simply means having the ability to produce an effect on our world. And all of us have that ability. It is our job to harness that ability. In his best seller, Hidden Messages in Water, Masaru Emoto made a remarkable discovery. He found that water, when exposed to loving words, shows brilliant, complex and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, water that is exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. This sounds pretty far-out, but hang with me.

Every one of our thoughts creates a vibration. We know that. We know good vibes from bad vibes. We know when you go to work feeling great, your co-workers and your customers pick up on it. And when you are down, they pick up on that too. We all impact each other, whether we are doing it consciously or not. THAT IS POWER!

Look back up at the title. Read it again. Take a few breaths. It is true, isn’t it? Keep breathing. Read on.

Adults are composed of 70% water in adulthood. Babies are 90% water. Every thought we create impacts us and everyone else we come in contact with. And everyone we contact contacts how many other people? YOU ARE POWERFUL!

Here are some practical ideas to increase positive thoughts and decrease negative ones.  For starters, take yourself seriously. Accept the fact that you impact everyone in your life. Then begin taking an inventory of your thoughts. Just watch. No judgments. We are ultimately responsible for our own thoughts. No one else.

Some common negative thought patterns are worry, doubt, fear and resentment. Some common positive thought patterns are gratitude, compassion, courage and creativity.  Just by noticing what we think, we can begin to create a shift. As you notice your thoughts, you might say to yourself, “Oh, that’s my worry pattern,” or “I am doubting again,” or “I am still angry about that.” And remember, every thought we think has an impact.  What kind of impact do you want to make?

Shifting our thought patterns takes a lot of practice. But the payoff is phenomenal. Expect to see benefits at the office and every other area of your life. When we begin to accept that we really are more powerful than we ever imagined, we also realize it is our job to harness our power for the better.

Go back up and read the title again.

Have a great week!