From the start to the end of our day, we give so much time and thought into all of the external things that surround us.
We can be very selective in what clothes we choose to wear, what home we reside in, and even what foods we put into our bodies but do we ever really take the time to be as selective when it comes to choosing our own thoughts?
What if we paid as much attention to how we care for ourselves inwardly as we do our outward appearance?
We have heard how positive thinking can be a healthy combat to deter the stresses of our day to day lives. We may even recognize the rewards of doing so intellectually but then why do we neglect to take the time to practice such a healthy skill?
We need to regain control over our lives by first recognizing how our living moments are a direct reflection of how we view the world. Ernest Holmes declared, “It is done unto you as you believe.” When we begin to apply this Truth to our every moment we understand how simple life really is.
We no longer need to search for something external to bring us a temporary sense of happiness, because we know that whatever we need is already obtained within.
Learning to undue faulty thinking that has eluded us for so long will grant us the true freedom of peace and happiness. As we proceed with our days, we must ask ourselves what thoughts are shaping our experience.
Watch how beautifully life will transform as you learn to allow positive thoughts to help pave the way. ALWAYS be selective in your thinking.
Jennifer Picinic, PhD
Certified Spiritual Counselor
July 6, 2015 at 7:02 am
Thinking about what we are thinking. How can I achieve that? Often I get distracted by my own thinking and I get carried away by that. Finding it difficult to focus on one thing. Do I need much more effort ?
July 6, 2015 at 10:14 am
It’s sounds like you have already have an advantage. You are already learning about yourself and the patterns of your mind. Something inside of you that recognizes what is taking place and desires change.
I personally think self awareness is the first big leap! Keep learning to be the observer of your thoughts as opposed to identifying as your thoughts… Some people find meditation, self talk, mindfulness, and/ or affirmative prayer beneficial for this.
Depending on the severity, you can continue to research this on your own or consider talking with a professional to help you recognize which tools could be helpful to you.
Recognizing which thoughts seem to pull you in, how they make you feel and what you need to do to refrain from being “stuck” in them as opposed to pushing past them can be challenging. Learning self-compassion never hurt anyone. 🙂 Hope this helps!
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July 8, 2015 at 11:02 am
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I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.
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July 9, 2015 at 3:01 am
Thank you. I do believe that is what it all is about.:)