What Are You Thinking? The Power of Your Thoughts

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Mar. 18 2013, Published 9:54 a.m. ET

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“When you say ‘I am’ (based on the principle of the Universe) whatever follows the ‘I am’ starts looking for you” as Bishop Tudor Bismark made this statement via his weekly video blog I immediately sent the link to my best friend.  It is important for me to be spiritually fed because I have found my 20s to be unnerving, exciting and a period of constant flux. As I look at the blueprint of the life I am creating, it can be hard to not allow my thoughts to own me. I have learned it is dangerous to live in emotions, they are fleeting.

The power of positive thinking can be found in your now. Your present will determine how you spend your latter days and the past should be only used as a reference point. If a person uses the past as reality, the enjoyment of the current season will never be valued. New York Times Bestselling Authors Esther and Jerry Hicks state in their book, Ask and It is Given, “You will learn how you are the creator of your own experience and why all of your power is in your now.”

Although it is difficult to completely be at ease with your ‘now’ because change is always around the corner, The Hicks remind us: “Choose absolute and continuing abundance; understand that there is no limit to the wealth in the Universe, and that by attracting abundance, you are not limiting another. There is enough for everyone.”

A negative mindset will always remind you there is lack, whether it is applying for new opportunities or your finances. What is important to do in your 20s: connect with people or organizations that completely uplift and support the endeavors of your choice.

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Daughter of famous physician Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra is the creator and CEO of is a lifestyle website that allows individuals to network with one another through supporting their personal intentions. The purpose of the website is to develop a powerful circuit between people because “every actions starts with an intention; when we share our intentions with others, we make ourselves feel more accountable for the mission we want to complete.” As a child Mallika’s father, Deepak would have their family recite the following mantra: I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience. And set the goals I will achieve. Everything that seems to happen to me, I ask for and receive as I have asked.

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Here are three tips from Mallika Chopra on how to secure a serene mind:

My friend Jewel M.Watson, Esq said quite eloquently “I am a recovering perfectionist.” I can relate to that statement because I love to plan and envision how certain life events will unfold. What I am realizing, is the Universe has a better plan for me because it does not rush. Therefore, it would be a waste of energy criticizing, condemning or complaining about people or things I have no control over.

Meditation has taught me to listen. An incredible discovery I made while meditating is exercising my intuition muscle. I am able to distinguish the voice of fear versus my inner-guide. Also, my judgment is better; I am able to understand people, circumstances and myself in peaceful ways. Therefore, I feel less attacked and no longer treat people as though they are enemies.

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In a past relationship, my intent for my partner was to like me more than I liked myself. Every thought was less about me and more about him and his needs. Because it was not mutual I eventually became tired of molding myself to fit in his life. Now that I am older, I realize that I need to set a genuine intent in every relationship (platonic/romantic). My current intent: I will not waste anyone’s time if I am not sincere, present and invested 100 percent.

Cooking, martial arts and meditation are some of the activities college students and young professionals answered when I asked them about how they keep a level head and stay positive.

“Exercising daily with an emphasis on high intensity cardio for maintaining mental focus and emotional alertness,” is how Abdul Ghuman, 21, a college senior handles stress and focuses her thoughts.

While Mathé Kamsutchom, a 23 year old fashion blogger explained, “Meditation does it for me! Nothing like a few moments of peace each day. Paying attention to your thoughts can be therapeutic.

Whatever way you choose to focus, be conscious of the power of your thoughts. Work every day to keep your thoughts positive.

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