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How to give yourself suggestions that instantly change negative states!

  Have you noticed how the truth seems to be so powerful that we cannot really believe anything but the truth? For example, if you feel miserable and you think positively, 'I feel great!', it doesn't really work does it? It just isn't true.

But what about those occasions when we do accept lying. For example, who knows what will happen in the future? In the next week? In the next hour? Or even in the next second. If you feel negative now, who is to say that you won't feel better in the next second, even? Have you ever felt down and then you had a visitor, or the telephone rang and you felt wonderful! Has that ever happened to you? You fly into a good mood! Yet we often accept the lie that because we feel bad now, we will feel bad in the future! Totally illogical and untrue. Actually it is probably untrue that we can feel the same way for more than a minute or two. Try meditating, and notice how difficult it is. Our feeling and thoughts change all the time, we just have to recognise it.

You can use the same principles to fly into a good mood whenever you want. In fact, you can use this technique for more or less anything. Here's how:

ΠTell the truth: If you feel unhappy, in pain, angry or whatever, acknowledge this. Say, 'I feel lousy!', or however you feel.
 Tell the truth: You don't feel how you want at this moment, but who is to say that in the next second, the next few seconds even, you might feel better. You don't believe you will, but you have to admit that it is possible. Tell yourself this. 'I feel unhappy, but I don't know how I will feel in the next second or two.' Your subconscious mind believes this because it is true. Mm! Yes it is, isn't it?
Ž Notice how your feelings or states begin to change. Ask yourself, 'Have I noticed how I am now beginning to feel better?' Notice how you do actually feel better.
 Now it is true, tell yourself, 'I am beginning to feel better.'
 Don't forget to thank your unconscious mind.

Are you aware of how easy it is to change when you know how to?

This short article is written by Ken Ward.

Ken Ward and Peter Shepherd are co-authors of The Positive Approach.

Most recent revision 11 November 1999
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