Hello Again Dear Friends,
Are we in control of our thoughts and emotions, or are our thoughts and emotions in control of us? We all want to be able to create and manifest the life we personally desire, but darn those negative thoughts, as they seem to keep getting in the way. I trust that more and more of us are finally beginning to understand that although we obviously do not always get what we want, we always get what we think and feel. Yes, having goals and taking action are critical components to obtaining what we desire, but if our thoughts and emotions are not lined up, then chances of succeeding are greatly reduced.
I hear from many individuals who tell me that the negative voices inside themselves dominate what they are thinking and feeling on a regular basis. “If I could just stop the constant barrage of negativity, fear, and self-doubt that swirls in my mind and body, then I know I could live a happier more abundant life”. This is what I was told by one of my seminar attendees this past weekend, and this is what I want to discuss today.
The two best ways to stop the negative cycle of personal thoughts and emotions is through a daily practice of appreciation and meditation. Want to learn much more www.simplehappy.net
Appreciation: When you wake-up each morning instead of immediately thinking of the money that is no longer in your retirement account, or the problems with your personal or business relationships, or the weight you cannot lose or. . . why not take a moment and begin to appreciate all that we DO have? How about starting with the little things like appreciating the food in our refrigerator, the clothes in our closet, the beauty of nature, the warm shelter we have, our friends and pets etc. etc. ? This list can and should be added onto each day! In fact why not begin to make a list of all the wonderful things we do have. I ask my audiences at every one of my speaking engagements to consider just how comfortable and wonderful their life is relative to everyone else here on planet Earth. A daily practice of appreciation is the quickest and easiest way to calm down those thoughts of negativity, fear and lack.
Meditation: I have found in recent years that the most effective long term method for finally gaining control of our thoughts and emotions is through a daily practice of meditation. Meditation trains us to stop our thoughts, which is the first step in being able to change them. I am not someone trained in meditation practice, but here is what simply has worked for me. I begin by finding a quiet spot, closing my eyes and putting a small smile on my lips. Next, in a sitting position with a straight back I imagine a warm white light from the heavens entering through my head and going right through my body to the core of the earth. I slowly breathe in the light, thinking only of the light and my breath and nothing else. The purpose here is to eliminate all other thought. At first you will only be able to block out thought for a few seconds, but with daily practice this will improve quickly. Once we are able to effectively block out those negative thoughts we are able to begin creating new desired thought and emotion patterns. Want to learn a bit more? Want to learn how this can improve business, relationships, and health? I would love to speak to your group and share this information. www.simplehappy.net .
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*If you live in Colorado there is a wonderful event being offered in Boulder by William Buhlman the weekend of March 21st. It is called “Adventures Beyond the Body” and information is available at www.communitymeditation.org
*Also from April 25-May 3rd on the Big Island in Hawaii, Ms. Debbie Haynie (psycho-therapist, spiritual teacher, and channel) is offering a wonderful retreat. Information is available www.antaskarana.com
That is all for now. Go forth and love, live, and enjoy.
My best to everyone,