What are you thinking?
Excerpt from the soon to be release book, ‘Attitude, Abundance & Action’
We all have little voices in our head constantly chattering away, usually with any number of opposing points of view. I often imagine a little angel sitting on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. Of course, the angel is positive and uplifting, and the devil is full of doom and gloom and negativity.
It is so easy to allow the force of negative vibes to overpower the positive. Most of the time, we are blissfully unaware this is happening.
Even when I decided to write this book, there was quite a dialogue going on in my mind. “What makes you think you can write a book?” said the little devil. “Of course you can write a book,” said the angel, “it is all inside you waiting to be shared. You KNOW you can do it!”
Now, I want you to pause and consider what you have been thinking and telling yourself today? Did you bounce out of bed and automatically say “Wow! This is a wonderful day and magic will happen?” I’m guessing you probably didn’t! It is more likely that as soon as you woke up, your mind went straight to the list of all the things that have to be done today – make the school lunches, iron clothes, make the bed, put on the washing, pay the bills, blah, blah, blah. Am I correct? One of my many favorite sayings is, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”.
It is powerful to realise you cannot change what happened yesterday? You may keep hoping for a better past, but it is not going to happen.
You only have power over whether you let something impact your day or let it go and face the new day with strength, courage and a sense of expectation that wonderful things will happen. While you plan and dream about tomorrow, today is the only day you have to be a part of NOW. As I’m sure you’re aware, the precious moments of today are a gift and they can be taken away at any time.
As I write these words, I pause and look out to witness the most beautiful sunset. Nature’s magnificence. A moment ago it was noon and now the sun is going down. How did I spend those hours? I was immersed in writing, allowing my words to fill the pages, in the hope that if at least one person receives the message they need right now, I will have made a difference.
Originally published in Holistic Bliss Magazine, Issue April 2019.