I was recently singing the words to a favorite song of mine when it came on the radio. I caught myself singing the words, “I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me.” It suddenly occurred to me that this was not the best thing for me to sing. I began to think about all of the words to various songs, which I sing without thinking about the words I’m singing.
How often do we just sing along to songs and not think about the words? Are you aware that when we say or sing words, this is a form of self-hypnosis? It would be more helpful and powerful for us to think about what we sing and say. Once we do this, we can begin to CHOOSE what we sing along to and say to ourselves, and therefore how we program ourselves.
We begin to take control of our lives the moment we take RESPONSIBILITY for what we do. Think about that for a moment. Do you really want to be at the mercy of the moods and concepts presented to you by your radio? Do you really want to feel like a “loser.” I know, you like the way the song sounds. And it can be fun to pretend for moment that you are in the songwriter’s shoes. But the truth is that there is a cumulative effect to listening to negative words. You developed an entire library in your subconscious mind of disempowering phrases that play over and over throughout your day.
I’m always amazed by people who say “I can’t be hypnotized” or “I don’t believe in that crap” yet they have a hypnotic library in their heads which plays throughout the day and programs them to be “losers,” etc. These people are already in hypnosis and every time they sing along to a “cool song” with negative wording, they reinforce this.
So, as an intelligent reader, I invite you to quit doing what your radio tells you to do. I invite you to no longer be at the mercy of what a DJ wants you to hear. From now on, think of your mind like an all-request show on the radio. YOU are the only caller, so the radio station only plays songs you want to hear. If you hear a disempowering song, in your head or on the radio, turn he station. Yes, I know, those sad songs about down-an-out people sound sooooo good, but you know what sounds even better? – Living life on YOUR terms with YOUR ideas, and achieving all of YOUR goals.
This is a challenging one for sure – letting go of all that “good” music. But modern culture has lured you into disempowerment like the pied piper.
Perhaps you’re thinking, “Hey, Dr. Steve, it’s nice to hear a sad song when you’re sad because then you know someone else has been there and that gives you comfort.” Yes, I completely agree. There are countless songs that were written by people who felt bad and then offered a positive solution. The song “Love Will Come Again” comes to mind. Here is a song that starts out talking about how sad one can be after ending a relationship. But then it clearly and positively states, “Love will come again.” There is no telling how many lives this song has potentially saved with its words of hope and wisdom. Many songs, however, do not do this. They simply leave you hanging, or, in some cases, offer terrible solutions.
Take charge of your life! Live it on YOUR terms, refuse to be at the mercy of others. Think your own thoughts. BE POWERFUL! Stop simply singing along. Instead, live an intelligent life that moves you toward your goals.
I want you to be successful.
Take your life to the next level!
To a wonderful day!