“The life you live is lived first in your imagination. Every step you take is imagined before it is actually taken.
The powerful thing is, you can imagine absolutely anything. So remember to use that power wisely.
“There are consequences to whatever you imagine. Make those consequences good ones by filling your imagination with positive, loving and life-affirming visions.
There is no restriction on what you can imagine. So choose to imagine the very best for your life, your world, and all the other people in it.
Your imagination drives your actions in ways you never even realize. The seeds you plant in your imagination will spring to life in the day-to-day reality of your experience.
Just imagine how good and wonderful and fulfilled your life can be. Imagine, and you are well on your way to making it happen.”
– Ralph Marston
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” – Eckhart Tolle
What are you focused on? When your mind wanders, bring it back to the present.
Most of our thoughts are habitual and negative.
They are stories about the past and the future. Learn to use your mind and focus your attention on what you are doing.
“Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy.” – Eckhart Tolle
The holiday season is here and it might make you feel joy, stress or fear.
It could bring up family struggles and romantic relationship issues.You may feel bad about your unmet goals and think about what you want but don’t have now.
“What if I never have….?”
90% of our thinking is negative and we spend way too much energy thinking about what we don’t have.
Shift your thoughts to a positive perspective and be thankful for what you have in the present moment.
When you focus on what you have, you instruct the brain to look for information, resources and opportunities to be thankful now. Then, your mind will see more evidence of that every day, and you’ll find yourself having more to appreciate, satisfaction in relationships, and self growth.
Here’s a quote on gratitude by author, Melody Beattie: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
You have the power to perceive the way in which you view the world. It’s time to change your attitude to gratitude.
Write down 3 specific things you are grateful for and e-mail it to me.
Give thanks and have a Happy Thanksgiving!