Want What’s Good

Positive self talk can be a powerful tool in transforming ourselves into someone better.  Repeating simple, positive statements to ourselves can raise our energy, put forth our best self, bring more of what we want into our lives, bring the best out in others & make us happy, content, peaceful and at ease.  This means pay attention to what you’re thinking.  Filter what thoughts come in, toss out the garbage & be mindful how you speak or behave in reaction or response to your thoughts.  Our thoughts create feelings & action & they affect those around us.  Our thoughts create our lives, that’s huge!

I want to express that my thought life is pure & joyful, finding pleasure in all aspects of life, including those times of suffering (I’ve reflected a great deal on suffering lately), always thinking the best of everyone & extending the benefit of the doubt, non judgmental with regards to others & myself, always seeing the positive side of every experience even in the mist of great challenge & happy to learn the lessons put before me each day.  Not so, I battle with my thoughts every day &  how easy it is to read & write what a healthy thought life is.  Yet to practice it in every aspect of living is a huge undertaking!  So pat yourself on the back if you are making any effort at all to improve your thought life, you are doing yourself & the world a great service!

Now putting this into practice is not so easy when we have little or no control over the thougths that do arise.  What we do have control over is what we do with the thought when it comes up, how we feel because of it, how it impacts us on a deeper physical/psychological level & how we react/respond.  We always have a choice with every thought, keep it or let it go.  The negative thought patterns, the critical or condemning self talk, worry, fear (not healthy worry or fear that alerts us to real danger), stress (that chronic reaction to perceived stress that may or may not be based in reality), and any debilitating thoughts needs to be acknowledged, loved & transformed into healthy, self affirming & constructive thoughts.  For some professional help is required to better understand thoughts & the impact these thoughts are having in their life.  The perspective of a trained & qualified professional can be priceless when it leads to a happier, healthier state of mind.

What we do to a large degree is based on what we think.  What we get from life to a large degree is based on what we think about life.  Put forth your best thoughts & enjoy what follows!

2 Comments

  1. Karaline Chennault

    For a long time I was never able to appreciate who I was on the outside. I realized that all of my negativity towards myself really was bringing me down mind, body, and soul. Once I realized what I was doing to myself and how untrue it was I was able to be happy and comfortable with myself. I started doing simple things like complimenting myself every morning and even writing complements on my mirrors. I started feeling more confident and now I hardly ever have negative thoughts about myself and the things I do. This simple change made my life twenty times healthier and better then it was during my days of negativity.

  2. Tonya Porter

    The one thing I’ve learned about myself, and it isn’t the most positive thing, is that no matter how many positive affirmations I tell to myself, if I don’t believe them deep down inside, they’re just words. I’ve been through a lot in the last five years, as have my kids. But as they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. So much so I tattooed it on my person. Those days when I’m questioning why everything “bad” is happening to me, those days when I’m the only one attending my pity party, I just look down and remember why I put that mantra on my arm. If I look back at my life and think about how things could have unfolded, or unraveled differently, life as I know it now would be very different. But I don’t think it would be in a good way. Things do happen the way they are intended to happen. He has a plan ultimately for me and while I do have freewill and can make choices, I also know that if I make the wrong choice it’s a learning experience and if I make the right choice I feel good about myself. I’ve come a long way from the person I was even 6 years ago, let a lone the last 2 yrs. While I may not always believe that I am beautiful, strong, able and intelligent, I know that the only reason myself and my kids are where we are today is because of the right choices I’ve made for us. Therefore only disproving that I am worth it and strong. So thank you for the thought provoking article. I know I have a long way to go in the self worth department and I’ll get there. Yoga has taught me to slow down and stop thinking so much, even if it is for just 2 hrs a week. For that I thank you…

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