How often do you question why you do what you do?
We do so many things out of habit that sometimes it is difficult to see whether something we are doing is no longer serving us. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. In fact, it is more likely to be the little things we do everyday, that over time, build into big things. Then when things go wrong we scratch our heads in wonder at how this has happened to us! We might wrack our brains trying to think of some awful thing that we did but nothing comes to mind.
‘There are many ideas in your mind that you have outgrown, and which, from force of habit you still permit to dictate the actions of your life. Cease all this; abandon everything you have outgrown.’ (Wallace D. Wattles – The Science of Being Great)
In ‘The Slight Edge’ Jeff Olson discusses the point that eating a salad today will not instantly make you slim and healthy tomorrow, just as eating a chocolate muffin today will not instantly make you unhealthy and overweight tomorrow. But if you repeated this small behaviour on a daily basis, in a few months you, and everyone else, would notice the difference!
Our thoughts affect us in ways that we can not always see instantly too. Our thoughts evoke feelings within us and these can be either positive or negative. We live in an attraction based Universe, so whatever you focus on on a daily basis, you are going to attract into your experience.
You cannot stop all negative feelings, and neither do you want to, because negative feelings are our internal SatNav communicating to us that we are facing in the wrong direction. If we pay attention to negative feelings when they are small, we can easily course correct by changing our negative thought, and so ensure we stay on a positive track. A little negative thought ignored day after day will eventually lead to a lot of negativity in our life.
‘Only by observing your own consciousness can you discover the cause of what is happening to you. There is no greater tyrant than the belief in a secondary cause. Let that tyrant go by remembering the one and only substance; the only cause which is awareness and immediately change what you are aware of. Only by observing your reactions to life can you find yourself. And remember, as long as you react as you do, the same things must confront you, for all that you admit to is made manifest by your consciousness, and everything you manifest is your consciousness.’ (Neville Goddard – The Creative Use of Imagination)
With our world of technology making life seem so ‘instant’ at times, we should never forget that we live in a time-space reality and it is what we think and feel on a daily basis that attracts the events, people and circumstances that show up in our lives in 3, 6, 12 or 24 months and more. We are so conditioned to negativity that it can take hard mental effort to stay positive sometimes. But the more we practice the better we will get. Doing things we love, spending time using our creative imagination or walking in nature really help to refocus our minds.
If you are struggling right now, start to notice the thoughts and feelings you focus on daily and ask your self, are they serving you? Where do you want to be 12 months from now? Opening your mind to new possibilities and reigniting our creative imagination is a FANTASTIC way to help your self refocus, re-evaluate and re-energise your life. Join my Facebook Group (We are Amazing Creators) today and find out more about how creativity can help you.
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