“You’d never invite a thief into your house. So why would you allow thoughts that steal your joy to make themselves at home in your mind?” (Author unknown).
Never put into your mind, a thought that you would not like to realise. We have up to seventy thousand thoughts each day (one every 1.2 seconds). Up to ninety-five percent of these thoughts are repeated daily. What thoughts are you repeating? Do your thoughts excite you and make you happy and light or are they based on fear and feel heavy or negative?
Thoughts are so powerful. You can bring good things into your life when you repeat them in your mind first. You will start to notice the things you concentrate on show up in your life. This is a process called manifestation or co-creation. It is entirely created by your mind.
What thoughts are you choosing for your mind? Don't discount the power of lyrics to songs, advertisements on television and lines in movies are all seeds being planted in your precious mind soil. Always choose wisely.
Life presents complex and challenging situations. Often you can’t change the situation but you can choose the meaning you attach to it. You choose the emotion you attach to every thought. The emotion you choose can then go on to build your story.
If you are confronted with a situation that makes you feel really worked up (angry or sad or resentful, anxious etc), identify that you feel that way, accept that it upset you but realise you have the choice your situation. It is the stories that we play over and over in our mind that become our reality. You actually have a choice whether to rethink the thoughts again or not. Stop and become present to the moment. Take a couple of deep breaths, get outside if you can and count your toes one by one while pressing each one down on the ground or in your shoe. Then ask yourself is this REALLY going to change my life right now. If no, ask yourself if this thought will even matter in 12 months.
Have you ever heard yourself say that bad things come in threes? Something goes wrong and often you ask “what next”? Often you are not surprised when more bad things occur. Then there is a sigh of relief after the third bit of bad luck! We attract what we think about.
On the contrary, choosing to only think about things you would like to attract in to your life, about the way you wish to be treated, the things that make you happy will attract all those things. It almost seems too good to be true but it is worth giving a go!!
Questions to ponder:
* What thoughts are you repeating?
* Do your thoughts excite you and make you happy and light or are they based on fear and feel heavy or negative?