Over the past 50 years, the field of behavioral therapy has grown into a billion dollar industry. And it's no surprise. The power of thoughts is real...and critically important if we want to optimize the health of our brain.
One of the cornerstones to success on The Daniel Plan is to have control over our moment-by-moment thoughts. This helps us to have control over our behavior.
Neuroscience has taught us that the brain releases chemicals every time we have good or bad thoughts. Predictably, having good thoughts leads to a deep sense of happiness and physical relaxation. Likewise, bad thoughts tend to lead to feelings of unhappiness and tension.
One thing I've found incredibly helpful is thinking on God's character. It helps me to harness all of my good thoughts.
Here are a few tenets, along with examples of prayers and meditations, taken from the book:
God is all-powerful:
God is love:
God is all-knowing:
God is merciful:
God is faithful:
I hope incorporating them into your daily thought process brings you some peace.
Have a blessed weekend!