• Maria O'Meara

Think Happy.... Be Happy.... The Art of Manifesting

Updated: Oct 3, 2021



I love to see the summer beaming forth

And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north

I love to see the wild flowers come again

And Mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain

And water lilies whiten on the floods

Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood

Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes

And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes

I like the willow leaning half way o'er

The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore

I love the hay grass when the flower head swings

To summer winds and insects happy wings

That sport about the meadow the bright day

And see bright beetles in the clear lake play


John Clare

1841


Such a beautiful poem by the English poet John Clare that celebrates the glory of summer. The imagery that is generated by these whimsical words engenders gorgeous scenes that evoke feelings of heart-warming joy.

You cannot help but smile at the thought of summertime. ‘Summer’ is a wonderful word in itself, and is associated with the marvellous and fun things in life; it makes us feel good, brighter, happier, kinder, better, productive and optimistic.

The way we feel is a reflection of our thoughts and ‘movies’ we ‘play’ in our minds. Our thoughts generate emotions and feelings that manifest into behaviours. Consequently, our behaviours, contribute towards our life experiences.

The focus of our thoughts shapes the way we experience the world and heavily influences the way we live our lives - that includes our relationships with others and the way we view ourselves.

Gautama Buddha famously quoted that:

‘What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.’

Our thoughts translate to our reality.

Sigmund Freud known as the father of psychoanalysis divided the human mind into three components or should we say three levels; the conscious, preconscious and unconscious/subconscious.

Jennifer Walinga, in Introduction to Psychology at open.bccampus.ca, explains that

‘The conscious mind is relating to the awareness of the self in space and time. The conscious level consists of all those things we are aware of, including things that we know about ourselves and our surroundings. The preconscious is consists of those thoughts that are unconscious at the particular moment in question, but that are not repressed and are therefore available for recall and easily capable of becoming conscious. The unconscious consists of those things that are outside of conscious awareness, including many memories, thoughts, and urges of which we are not aware.’

According to Freud (1915), the unconscious/subconscious mind is the primary source of human behaviour. Like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see.

As Dr Bruce Lipton explains:

“Neuroscientists have shown that most of our decisions, actions, emotions and behaviour depend on the 95% of brain activity that is beyond our conscious awareness, which means that 95% of our life comes from the programming in our subconscious mind.”

So, how does one ‘I think happy’ and changes the focus from that of negativity, fear, phobia, insecurity, and doubt to thought patterns that are more inducive towards a more positive outlook and approach to life?

Creating and engaging new constructive and effective thought patterns requires one to observe existing thoughts and decide whether or not these are contributing towards a better and more meaningful life or actually preventing such an outcome, ultimately the life you want. It is entirely possible to strategize in such a way and bring about changes that will enable life experiences you desire for yourself.

Emma Young in the New Scientist Magazine in July 2018 explains that ‘to reprogram your unconscious, you must first derail the existing problematic habit. If you always reach for a snack when you walk into the kitchen, for example, move the snacks so that they are out of easy reach.

Use prominent cues to trigger a more desirable habit. So, to replace snacking with fruit eating, buy a different fruit bowl and put it in a new, easily accessible position in your kitchen.

Repetition is the key. It can take anywhere between 15 and 254 days to form a new habit.’



This simple yet highly assertive approach can be applied to all aspects of life. The process of changing your thinking patterns can be quite a fun. It could be argued that the more creative you are the more fun you will have and ultimately the more likely you are to succeed.

You are only asking yourself to think of happier more self-serving thoughts.

Positive thoughts = positive feelings = positive behaviours = positive experiences = a happier life.

An infinite circle of positive engagement. Positive thinking that leads to positive and successful living.

Think happy…Be happy! Enjoy the buzz of the summer!



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