The war for a positive mind is fought on the battle field of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind.
Wounded warriors and individuals living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are in the trenches every day fight the battle for a positive mind. Overcoming negative thinking, anxiety, and depression is hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do. Physical injuries are frequently easier to conquer than psychological trauma. Overcoming PTSD is not a stroll in the park. It's a dogfight, but it's a fight you can win.
You can have a positive mind and a positive life once again. But to make that happen, you have to change your mental focus and change the way you think.
Wounded warriors and individuals with PTSD have had their lives changed in an instant of time. Bad experiences changed the way they think and feel impairing their ability to function in a positive manner. Down deep inside, things are not right. Too many people give in to the voice of despair allowing anxiety, fear, and negative thinking to rule.
But there is another option. You have the power to change your life in an instant by changing your mental focus and putting new thoughts in your mind. This isn't about positive thinking; it's about different thinking. It's about new thoughts.
Anyone can change their mind in an instant. At the moment of change, there is a shift in your beliefs about who you are and what you can do with your life.
Change always occurs in an instant. You changed your life in an instant when you learned to ride the bicycle. There was an immediate shift in your beliefs when you successfullly rode for the first time. One moment you didn't believe that you could ride, and the next moment you believed you could.
Whatever changes you make always happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind. The size of the change is irrelevant. Whether changes are large or small, they still happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind.
Wounded warriors and individuals with PTSD have a lot of changes that they need to make in their mind, and they have the power to change their life in an instant. They need to change their mental focus and change the way they think.
When they look at the past, they need to change the way they think. when they look at their physical injuries, they need to change the way they think. When they look at their psychological challenges, they need to change the way they think. When they look at the future, they need to change the way they think. When they look at their impairment, they need to change the way they think. They can make any change they want if they are willing to change the way they think.
PTSD is deeply embedded in your heart and mind. It is a classic mental stronghold that occupies the high ground, and rooting it out is difficult, but not impossible.
Every time you go into mental rewind, PTSD tells you all the reasons why it's impossible to feel healthy and happy once again. PTSD shouts a litany of negative emotions, anxiety, limitations, fear, guilt, and depression.
If you want to regain the high ground in your mind, you must change your mental focus. You cannot do a frontal assault on your negative and depressing thoughts. Attacking them directly only increases their power.
Negative thoughts are parasites. They live off the energy you give them when you focus on them. Focusing on them is like giving them a transfusion with your own blood. You become psychologically anemic as they suck the blood from your mental veins. They become stronger as you become weaker. You destroy yourself when you do this.
When it comes to negative thoughts, it's time to let them go. There is no other way you will ever get negativity out of your mind. Fighting with it will not make it go away; it will only make it grow stronger.
A cigarette commercial once had a jingle that said, "I would rather fight than switch."
The battle against PTSD has a different slogan that says, "I would rather switch than fight." That's exactly what you have to do to win the battle of the mind. You don't win the battle by making a frontal assault on the negative strongholds of your mind. Instead, you switch your mental focus in a different direction - a heathly, positive direction.
When you focus on all the psychological carnage created by PTSD, your destructive focus increases its power. If you try to drive PTSD from the high ground of your mind directly by engaging the negative and destructive thoughts and emotions, you will be fighting an uphill battle, and the odds will be against you.
If you switch your mental focus in a new positive direction, PTSD gradually loses its power. It no longer sucks the energy from your mind, because you aren't arguing with it any longer. When you switch your mental focus, you gain the high ground in the battle of the mind.
Remember, it's better to switch than it is to fight.
If you want to learn more about winning the battle for a positive mind, read Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking. And if you want to learn how positive spirituality can help you develop a healthy heart and mind, read Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love.
If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.