Thinking about some spring cleaning? Forget about the hall closet. It can wait for another day. Why not start by checking out the thoughts that are lodged in dark closets of your mind? You know the kind I am referring to. The negative ones that keep you stuck thinking that you are not enough, or that you will never be able to change. That is all they are - thoughts. The only power they have over us, is the power we give them. Unconsciously, most of us cling on to our habitual way of thinking for dear life. We take our thoughts for granted, believing that everything we think is true. Once upon a time……maybe it was true. Have you gotten stuck in your thinking?
We all have outdated stories running in our heads. Do you know what yours are? A careless comment by a parent, teacher or partner, long forgotten on the surface, could still lodged in the deep corners of your mind, feeding your insecurities and keeping you stuck. Today is a good day to get curious about your thoughts. Start noticing them and take an inventory. What thoughts have you outgrown? What thoughts are obstacles to your growth? What thoughts clutter your mind? What thoughts serve you? Write them down and see how much your thinking impacts your life.
Energy follows thought. You give energy to what you think. What you give energy to gets bigger.
In last Saturdays Creative Recovery workshop at The Life Healing Center I shared the following tale:
A grandfather was telling a story to his grandson. He explained that there are two wolves fighting inside of our heads all the time. One wolf is called Fear and Self-Hate, the other wolf is called Peace and Self-Love. Every day they have a ferocious battle. The wide-eyed little boy innocently asked, "Which one wins the fight?" The grandfather replied, "The one you feed."
You are not powerless over your thoughts. You get to decide which ones you feed, by the attention you continue to give them.
I will leave you with a positive affirmation, compliments of Louise Hay:
"I am willing to release old negative beliefs. They are only thoughts that stand in my way. My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling."
I think you are far greater than you can even imagine!
What do you think?