The ideas in this short article might be just what you are hoping for … something to help you on your way. Something to stimulate you to create a more enhanced environment for your own personal development.

Extensive research has proved the dramatic effect that words, music, images and thoughts have on our life … so we already know how important these aspects are in creating our life the way we want it.

Some of the most powerful descriptions of the effects of words, music, images and thoughts, have come across vividly in the research done on water by Doctor Emoto (featured in the movie “What The Bleep Do We Know!!!”) After all, our bodies comprise of somewhere between 70% to 95% water so it makes sense that whatever affects water would indeed affect us.

If you would like more information on this research, left-click Water Research to read online a revealing but simple explanation.

One of the easiest and most empowering way that I have come across to effect dramatic change in our lives is to change what we do in these areas:

  • what we listen to
  • what we see
  • what we say and
  • what we think about

What are you doing every day?
Do you listen to or indulge in gossip?
What about music with negative lyrics?
Do you read sad or depressing stories?
Are you watching violence anger and rage displayed?
Do you think mostly about problems (yours or other peoples)?
All of these things effect how we FEEL on a moment by moment basis …and you know it!

Next time you watch the news on a commercial Television Station, ask yourself … on a scale of one to ten (with ten being the highest) how do I feel before I watch this and how do I feel afterwards?

How is what I am hearing, thinking, saying and seeing affecting my life on a day to day basis?

As you break down the individual components of that question, in the answer lies a new direction you could choose to adopt to effect dramatic change for your life.

How do you describe what is happening in your life to other people?
Do you complain, talk about the problems, dramatise your stories, blame someone or something else for the way you are feeling?

All of these things effect how YOU feel in every moment … and you know it!

The next time that someone asks you , “How are you today?” what will you say?
How will you talk about yourself and describe your day?

One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to answer that very question is in the form of an expression of gratefulness.
Here are some examples … I’ve had a really bad day, But I’m grateful that it’s over now.
I didn’t get all my tasks done, yet I’m grateful that I’ll have tomorrow.
I’m feeling terrible and I’m grateful that I’ll feel much better soon.
Are you getting the idea?

Below you will find a small section of an interview with Doctor Masaru Emoto on the subject of Gratitude:


REIKO (interviewer): Have you come across a particular word or phrase in your research that you have found to be most helpful in cleaning up the natural waters of the world?

DR. EMOTO: Yes. There is a special combination that seems to be perfect for this, which is love plus the combination of thanks and appreciation reflected in the English word gratitude. Just one of these is not enough. Love needs to be based in gratitude, and gratitude needs to be based in love. These two words together create the most important vibration. And it is even more important that we understand the value of these words.


Because you have read this far you are probably expressing lots of love and gratitude in your everyday life already. Yet, if you’d like to be encouraged to adopt it as a daily ritual, we welcome you to come to ‘The Appreciation Space’ and have a better look at what we are up to.

We are also gathering some more research material on ‘gratitude’ and have formulated an exciting project called the’30-day Appreciation Experiment’. We invite you to be involved in this experiment … it takes less than 5 minutes per day to write down some things you are appreciate … do this for 30 days and watch your life change … the value is priceless but the cost to you is FREE.

But for now, I would love to hear what you have done to make changes in your life. Your contribution on this page might be just what someone is waiting to read about!


Are You Ready To Make Some Changes?

4 thoughts on “Are You Ready To Make Some Changes?

  • May 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    I would like to say that being involved in the Grateful-chain daily is, after a couple of weeks, really starting to deliver changes….I am feeling more confident about taking on

  • May 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    ….as I was saying before I hit the wrong button…..I am feeling more confident about taking on TWO new projects than I was previously not so confident about….. I do find this work confidence-building…especially if you allow others to contribute to you, which some of us can find difficult….. Viewing the movies Elizabeth has made is also a good practice….especially if and when the old ‘dark monsters from the deep’ are trying to surface……. All excellent and positive stuff….but like anything that is worthwhile in life, it won’t work if you don’t give it a go and STICK WITH IT!!! Not a huge ask….’cause it’s FUN!!!!


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