The Power of Thought
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them”. - Albert Einstein
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the premise that thoughts cause feelings and is scientifically proven to be effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, bulimia nervosa and psychotic disorders. CBT also believes that feelings drive all behaviors!
I bring this up because I have often been asked if I was an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when I did not even know what it was. That’s probably because CBT does have some similarities to the Law of Attraction.
The law of attraction is based on the same perspective on the power of thought but goes further. Namely that “like attracts like”, that positive and negative thinking causes positive and negative physical results, respectively. And “physical results” includes “feelings”, so thoughts cause “feelings” too.
Now for my spiritual and religious friends, please don’t close down yet. I think you will see that this view point actually does fully align with your religious and/or spiritual practices, teachings and principles.
The Law of Attraction implies that “thoughts” and “words” are the root of all creation. I’m sure no expert on it, but even the bible says;
"In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men."
If “Word was God”, could it be interpreted that “All things were made by Word (thought); and without Word (thought) was not anything made that was made”?
I’ve also heard it said that “Man was created in God’s Image” and that “these things I do you can do but even greater”.
I have no idea where this bible stuff just came from trust me. I don’t know the “TRUTH” about anything. The law of attraction and everything I have just said and will say is a perspective I am asking you to consider. Not the truth.
Now let’s go back to the simplicity of the statement, “Thoughts cause Feelings”, and how this could relate to unwanted habits and addictions – and why we do that which we say we don’t want to do.
Could our Unwanted Habits and Addictions be a way of coping with or avoiding the uncomfortable feelings caused by our thoughts and beliefs?