My thoughts are precious to me.
They are so many of them!
If I could count them, there would be more than all the grains of sand on a beach. Ok maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but you get the point. I have A LOT of thoughts.
They are with me during the day and before I go to sleep. Even when I wake up, my thoughts are still with me.
I am trying to control each and every one of them…
Some are negative.
Some are positive.
Some are just there.
I wish all of them were positive though. I wish I could think positive thoughts all day!
But it’s so difficult.
You see, as much as I am trying to commit to positive thoughts, deep down I am also holding on to the negative ones. At times I think, “I can achieve whatever I put my mind to” as much as I think, “This is not going to work. Why did I quit my job? It is too late for me to start over”. I repeat and reinforce the good as much as the bad.
And since both positive thought and negative thought cannot occupy the same space in our mind at the same time, the power of habit sides with the one that it is used to nurturing: the negative thought. It was the familiar voice it knew, and it takes a lot less effort to believe the familiar than to get on board with the new and unfamiliar.
But every day, is a new day to start over and clear out our mind and fill it with new thoughts.
It is the beginning of a new week.
We need to start choosing our thoughts like we choose our clothes for the day.
“Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable, determinedly courageous one.” – Frances Hodgson
Be happy. x