Our minds are immensely more powerful than we can possibly realise until we choose or are forced to test it.
If you need some convincing then take a look at the film Charged about the true life story of Eduardo Garcia, who survived an electric shock of 2,400 volts and cancer. Obviously to survive a shock of that magnitude is amazing, however, what is more amazing is the recovery from the injuries and from then discovering cancer on top.
He shows that the power of the mind is what enabled this truly amazing recovery.
Our minds are capable of more than we can imagine if we are prepared to allow it and embrace it, there can be no underestimating a positive mindset and what that is capable of achieving.
This story was one of extreme but it could easily be applied to far less extreme situations in our day to day life. The story also enables us all to realise just how incredibly fortunate we all are and how grateful we could choose to be for everything we have.
Many say we can not create these life and death situations artificially so that we can live life differently. This is true, however, we can practice and enable ourselves over time to change our thinking through the power of positive thought. We can learn to be truly grateful for what we have and to live a life that focuses on what really matters, as unlike our TV or fridge we are not delivered into this world with a warranty, we do not know what is around the corner for any of us.