Got a desire, or a goal?  An aim for yourself?  Is it sooo important to you that you never forget it throughout the day?  Are you able to keep it front and centre in your mind until you experience it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m likely to forget as the day progresses and life just takes over my thinking.   I can get distracted by outside events…but I still want to experience my desires being fulfilled.  And there’s the challenge.  Isn’t there always some blooming thing?


Lest we forget, our mind is pretty powerful and needs a little direction…okay, a lot of direction…otherwise it just replays the same old tunes over and over.  All the old doubts and fears are running in the background, and we don’t even notice it, you know like the computer stuff that’s totally invisible to me.  Or those little icons on my phone that run my battery down before I can say…oh shoot.

I know computer stuff and all that, doesn’t sound very technical,  but I’m technically challenged even down to the terminology…and dollars to doughnuts you all know what I mean.

The background programmes we’re running are reinforcing our orders to our sub-conscious and, good little soldier that it is, it keeps right on processing them, churning out all the matching events and experiences that we now might want to get rid of.

It’s pretty amazing that every single day we get to choose a new idea, we get to choose a new state of mind from which our thoughts and feelings spring.  We get to choose to feel the joy, the pleasure, the fun of our desires being fulfilled before we actually experience them.  Believe it and receive it, could equally be said, feel it and receive it.


There are countless emotions and thoughts for us to conjure with, but we restrict ourselves by replaying those old fears and anxieties and negative feelings.  We restrict ourselves when we stay in our comfortable old box of thinking and therefore we restrict our results.

Maybe we can come up with a great new concept for ourselves and then think, yay, I can do that…or I can be that and we dwell on it for, oh, as long as five minutes.  Some of us can make our new state of mind last even longer, maybe ten minutes, woo hoo and then, poof, it disappears into the black hole that awaits every thought that we don’t persist in.

The sad fact is that we students of life we are incessantly constructing new states of mind, of consciousness, but then we don’t bother to live in them.  And since it’s our dominant state that gets expressed as an event or experience, that, my fellow seekers of truth, is our downfall…as my old friend Neville tells us, the secret of our failure is….perpetual construction, deferred occupancy.

We need to become so connected to our state that our thoughts flow from it, as if in answer to a prayer.

Fine, you might say…but how do I get to that place. Aha, reply I…I have an answer.  We need to decide on a predominant thought that gives our sub-conscious some new direction.  We need to create some new tracks along which our fantastically, beautiful, noble and uplifting thoughts can speed.

We need to choose a dominant thought that our sub-conscious can get a hold of because we repeat it frequently enough for it to hear.  And then…and then…that wonderful mind of ours can get to work replacing those useless worry thoughts or anxiety thoughts or the negative ones that are a big blot on the landscape of our life.


Just to get the juices flowing, I asked for some dominant thoughts that have been used successfully in various areas of life from some of our fellow truth seekers.  These have been applied to spiritual growth, business or career success, health, relationships financial freedom and simply feeling glad.

  1. Everything is easy.
  2. I am loving, lovable and loved.
  3. All my needs are met easily and happily.
  4. I am filled with peace love and understanding
  5. I get every great thing I want, and sometimes great things I didn’t know I wanted.
  6. I’m pleased with myself.
  7. I’m a high vibrational being filled with love and light.
  8. I always hear good news.
  9. I’m super successful at everything I do.
  10. I’m incredibly happy.
  11. Money is chasing me down and catches me.
  12. I love my life.
  13. Be still and know I am God.
  14. I have unlimited energy.
  15. My attention is fixed on what I want.
  16. I am calm and relaxed in every circumstance.
  17. Every day in every way I am better and better. (courtesy of Emile Coue I do believe)
  18. I have all the time in the world to do everything I want.
  19. My thoughts are allies in my success.
  20. I am beautiful.

And before you even think…well I don’t believe it…remember this…any thought persisted in and your subconscious will accept it as the truth… and that’s all we need.

You and you alone determine the thoughts you think.  You and you alone determine your life’s path by these thoughts, and having a dominant thought that you can return to over and over during a day that feels really great is a simple way to boost your success.

Use these thoughts…make up your own…doesn’t matter.  What does matter is the thoughts you choose:

[success] What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. Buddha[/success]

This then, is a simple way to construct your ideal state of mind and occupy it until, your heart’s desire is reflected in your world.

A word of warning…be cautious in the thoughts you frequently visit…this really works. 🙂

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


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Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle, This list is pretty fascinating. Reading through, I realized there are certain things I have internalized. They are like breathing. Most of them aren’t thoughts that rattle around in here. However the one thing I DO is to focus on exactly what I want to get done – whether or not I can actually do it that day – it’s in my heart and I have to make the time to make it happen. Sort of like having your eye on the ball. Loved this post.

    • Elle

      Hello Julie – you’re exactly right, the whole point of the exercise is to internalize the concepts so that you no longer have to think about them…they’re totally a part of who you are, your awareness of being. How great that you do this so easily and thank you so much for sharing …it’s really encouraging to hear what we can all do. Thank you Julie. 🙂

  2. That’s a lot of conscious living, Elle. Just this morning I was telling my son, be careful what you wish for – for you may get it. I was lecturing him about thinking positive outcomes – he’s going to a bit of a time now – so that he could channel his efforts automatically in that direction.I might just pass this list on to him. Almost all apply. 🙂

    Thank you! Love and hugs, Vidya

    • Elle

      It’s great that so many people were willing to share their dominant thoughts Vidya…I’m pinching some of them my own self as I like them so much. And as you and I both know it all comes down to our habits. 🙂

  3. Thank you Elle. Your post brings to mind the concepts of past, present, and future, and the constant interplay between these states. The need for balance between these states. We cannot simply divorce ourselves from past and future, but we can moderate them. Everything happens in this moment if we are open to it.

    • Elle

      And our thoughts as the Buddha says so well are making those experiences and since we have thousands of them a day, might as well make as many of them as possible be about what we want…not what we don’t want. Funny how good we are at thinking about what we don’t want!

  4. Elle;

    You simply are an amazingly inspirational force in this universe. There’s no one better!

    • Elle

      Aww Brian…I’m happy to be an inspirational force in your universe…thank you for your lovely encouragement. 🙂

  5. Elle,

    Just what I needed to hear. Been thinking about my thoughts a lot lately. And yep, there’s a constant litany in the background, and I’ve been intending to change the ones that serve no one, especially me.

    And then I read this. So wonderful.
    Thank you!

    • Elle

      I know just what you mean Nay, I could say me too quite easily to your comment. And having one or more dominant thoughts to return to are a great touchstone to bring me back to focusing on what I blooming want…not the opposite. 🙂

    • Elle

      Thanks Arvind, so nice to see you again. Ahh that old inspiration thingy. Mostly it comes from things going on around me, and years of study and practice of these principles just lend themselves to sharing what I’ve personally found works, plus a little confession of being ‘less than perfect’ myself, thrown in for good measure as I remember or recognize a pattern. And of course for this post the wonderful folks who shared their ‘dominant thoughts’ with me.

      As I said to Vidya, some of them I’m using for myself now. 🙂

  6. I think the first one, “everything is easy,” is particularly important to remind myself of — I often find myself caught in the mindset that I have to fight really hard to get what I want, and lo and behold most of the things I’ve accomplished have required lots of struggle.

    • Elle

      It’s a great reminder Chris…for myself I’ve added…what if I knew everything were easy. It changes the whole dynamic of how I feel about the challenge or desire that I have in mind. I remember being told that hard work and honest endeavour were the ways to success. And guest what happened, it became part of my mindset and part of my experience. Not any longer…like you…I’m moving on. 🙂

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