Having an understanding and acceptance of the fact that our thoughts have a direct impact on our reality, is life-changing. I say this to every client that comes to see me, and there is often a great deal of resistance to this statement at the very beginning. People are accustomed to blaming outside circumstances and other people for the lack of joy in their lives and because of this, it can be difficult for them to look inward for the reasons why they aren't happy or fulfilled. The clients that have made the greatest progress and have experienced new found happiness and inner-peace, are the ones who chose to tune into their thought processes and made the commitment to re-shape negative beliefs to positive ones.
Learning to re-shape your thought patterns may be challenging when you first start but it's completely doable and worth the effort put in. Positive Self-Talk is your best ally in creating happy, peaceful life. When you think different, you will feel different.