Welcome back to another Topic of Light. Lately I have been in awe about how powerful our minds are and how the power of a single thought can change so much. It makes me feel so much better when I realise that I have a huge influence over my mood. Yes, it is impossible to be all sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time, but even if we wake up in a bad mood or grumpy, we are a thought or a decision away from feeling better.
On of my favourite quotes is:
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be
~ Abraham Lincoln
I didn't always understand this concept until I tested it myself. I have been there, so angry I just wanted to cry or scream. Your thoughts become a spiral feeding off one another. It takes one thought to change the cycle. I locked myself in the bathroom, stared in the mirror, looking into my eyes and said 5 things I was grateful for and took a few deep breathes. No, I did not feel the immediate effect, but 10 minutes later, half of my negative emotions had evaporated. So I continued, 5 more things to be grateful for and so on. I wasn't dancing around like the happy-go-lucky girl I prefer to be, but I was feeling better. I felt lighter and my smile was more genuine when someone came to talk to me.
When you wake up in the morning, choose to have a good day. Don't let someone else's drama snuff out your sparkle. If you get upset, let it go and carry on.
It's easier said than done, but with practice and commitment, anything is possible. Every day make the choice not to let your emotions control you. Own your actions and chose your own path.
You would be amazed what you are capable of, should you just put your mind to it. Your mind is a beautiful gift. You can create a heavenly life or a hellish one, all depending on what you focus on and what seeds you plant. If you plant gratefulness, kindness and hope, you will reap happiness and contentment. If you plant criticism, gossip and negativity, you will reap unhappiness, insecurity and depression (Maybe). (This is not set in stone, merely examples to help illustrate the concept)
The greatest tools I use everyday are gratitude and love.
My wish for you this week is to plant positive seeds and reap the rewards of a positive powerful mind.