Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I will be the first person to raise my hand in a crowded room and disagree. It’s really not that easy. It takes a lot of practice to master your thoughts.
In the past, I used to focus on what I didn’t want.
I kept attracting exactly that—the people, places and things that I did not want. Instead of realizing that I was creating my own reality, I kept playing the blaming game.
I already believed in the Buddhist philosophy that “like attracts like” and in the Chinese medicine that the mind-body-spirit are connected. Yet, I never implemented this knowledge.
I somehow never correlated that harbouring a grudge towards my circumstances and people manifested in physical ailments such as:
- irritable bowel syndrome
After many years of repeated experiences that left me emotionally depleted, I finally clued in that I had something to do with the life I was living.
It was only then, I was able to relinquish past hurts, focus on what I did want and change my perception on circumstances and the people I believed who wronged me.
Not only did I become more positive, my chronic illnesses miraculously disappeared. Suddenly, I experienced:
- an increased energy
- a sense of inner peace
- an overall sense of happiness
No matter how hard you try to maintain a positive attitude, your inner critic, fear, doubt and insecurity will always find a way to barge in.
They still show up for me, but I just don’t allow them to overstay their welcome. Naturally, my initial reaction is to push the negative emotions away. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel good ALL of the time?
However, that’s not realistic.
The key is to joyfully embrace the negative emotions just as you would the positive ones. They are both there to maintain a balance in your life.
Acceptance is the first step. The more you resist your current reality, the more it will persist, keeping you stuck in your life.
Perception is the second step. Reframe your “perceived” problem and/or lack in your life. All answers lie within, but the only way to access them is in the present moment.
Develop a self-care regime is the third step. If you want to see different results, you’ve got to do the work.
- Meditate regularly to tame the monkey mind. Not only will you be calm and feel completely present, you will gain access to your intuition.
- Journal to get in touch with your heart’s desire(s). Knowing exactly what it is that you want creates synchronicities in your life.
Pursuing the life of your dreams requires a heck of a lot of faith and self-confidence. But you must believe in yourself.
If you know in your heart you are supposed to follow a path then keep going regardless of whatever obstacles are presented.
I can assure you that monitoring your thought process is not an overnight process. It takes perseverance, so be compassionate with yourself and I promise you, in time you will see results.
What will your mind create in your life? A mess or a masterpiece.