As I was growing up, I was taught how to talk, how to walk, how to eat, but I was never taught how to think. I was told mostly how to feel and memorize and learn, but never how to use all the tools I was given to think. I was taught WHAT to think, but not how to think for myself.
As we continue to grow, we do so with all these false ideals of who we are, what we should be doing, when we should be eating and sleeping etc., where we should be having sex, how we should behave. For me, this way of living became very tiresome, to say the least.
Now, I know better. I wake up each morning absolutely knowing, without a doubt, that the choice of how I live my day is entirely up to me. I think it through and add my values and the substance of who I have become through my inner work and I decide whether it’s going to be glorious day, or not.
No one is pulling your strings. You are not a puppet. You are NOT a victim. Sure, if you are unhappy with a certain situation in your life, you probably aren’t going to wake up, have a paradigm shift in thinking, quit your job, leave your relationship, get in your car and drive until the gas runs out. But, with the intention to live your life to its fullest you can make all the wonderful things you really want to have in your life actually happen for you.
It takes work and dedication. It’s not just saying the words and waiting for the change to happen. You’ve got to feel it. You’ve got to feel those positive vibrations ringing through your body and then you’ve got to set your intentions and move forward with action. Some will say that you allow the universe to set things in front of you. And I now believe it’s true. However, if you don’t yet believe that, you’ve got to start somewhere.
So today, take a look at your life and the results you’re getting so far. Is there anything in your life that you want to change? Anything you want to feel more of…be more involved in? You can begin to change your thoughts right now that will bring you to abundant life and health.
Here’s an exercise you can begin to work on…simply change the way you view a situation and see how it makes you feel. An example might be:
Your daughter is hormonal and yells at you.
You feel abused and mistreated.
You yell back.
You go two days without talking to each other and you call each other bad names behind your backs.
You daughter is hormonal and yells at you.
You feel the love for her the same as the first day you met her.
You sit quietly by her side and allow her to vent until she’s spent.
You hug and she knows, without saying it, that you are her friend.