By Ireland
11/18/2009 8:50:36 AM
I saw this at the gym yesterday: 'positive thoughts are a thousand times stronger than negative thoughts'

Take a minute to think about that...

Anyone else have some motivational thoughts to share?! I think we could all use some positive reinforcement!!


So true!    
"I believe our thoughts are infinitely stronger than our bodies, which could be part of the reason why you saw that quote at the gym. When you get right down to it, our bodies aren't much more than a collection of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen; we really are only the dust of the earth. The conscience is what makes us exist.

I came across a similar quote the other day in the Bhagavad-Gita: "For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy." This has definitely proven true in my attempts to recover.

Thanks for sharing, Ireland, that quote is awesome!"
posted at 11:41:11 on November 18, 2009 by ETTE
Thank you!!    
"I'm really glad you posted this today. I woke up from a horrible nightmare...and have been having a VERY hard time shaking the 'negative thoughts' in my head. As I tried to think of something 'positive' to write...not much was coming to me. Then I saw the Verse of the Day...

Enos 1:12
And it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith.

I thought I would give it a try...I prayed that I might have help getting rid of these 'negative thoughts' and I actually feel much more positive. Usually I just cry my eyes out until I'm dehydrated...and that still might be waiting for you when you get home from work :) but taking the time to plead with my Heavenly Father for 'positive thoughts' has helped me so much. I'm actually quite stunned at how much better I already feel. Positive is all around us...thanks for the reminder. "
posted at 12:03:12 on November 18, 2009 by summer

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990