“Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if you perception of the world is to be changed.” A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 23
As Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, makes plain: Our thoughts determine our feelings. Richard Carlson says the same thing. And if we focus our thoughts into negativity, we will undoubtedly bring negative feelings, as well as negative things, to us. It is the focus AND the negativity that is at fault when we don’t have good things flowing to us. As we create our world, our thoughts are interacting with that world, constantly.
If we work with our thoughts, as A Course in Miracles makes plain, and re-slant our thoughts to happier things, we will win out spectacularly. Often it is just a tiny change to remove focus from something negative, and choose its opposite—something positive. The thing we will get will be diametrically opposite.
What we focus upon with our thoughts is what we will get. And our feelings will alert us to our mistakes if we are thinking awry.