Yoga for the Mind: The thoughts I choose

Forming my experiences

 

Feeling Centered - Week 8

Do you listen to what you say? Our subconscious mind always listens. That's how self-fulfilling prophecies come about. We speak a lot to just say something at times - for whatever reasons - often reiterating socially accepted patterns of communication without saying anything meaningful at all. Or playing that complaining game because there is always something we could complain about and if it is only the weather...

What if we would consciously & carefully choose our words and create only the best for ourselves and others with the way we speak? Become aware of how depressing it feels to complain again and again - become aware of how uplifting it is to say something positive! We could even make someone's day!

Before we speak, there are thoughts. And before the thoughts, there are the feelings. The way we feel makes us think certain thoughts and then we speak those thoughts - which then reinforces the way we feel.

Feelings can be triggered by anything and the chain reaction of thinking and speaking unleashes. This is what happens when it flows unconsciously and kind of automatically - without conscious intervention.

The moment we bring our conscious observation into this process we can NOTICE how we feel and CHOOSE our thoughts and also choose our words about it - while focusing on something positive we can find and express it. What immense difference this can make every single time we make an effort to do so! In NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) this is called 'reframing' - or in a bit more profane way: Turning shit into roses! Very powerful! What a great skill to have! How simple and uplifting this can be! It paves the way for bringing a lot of happiness and positive experiences into our lives...

What immense difference this can make every single time we make an effort to do so! In NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) this is called 'reframing' - or in a bit more profane way: Turning shit into roses! Very powerful!

Here is a recommendation: Feel before you think! Become aware of the chain reaction of thoughts and words this could unleash and then CHOOSE deliberately where you direct your awareness to and what you focus on and turn it into something uplifting.

Esther Hicks suggest the following: ...simply pay attention to how you are feeling... (and) if you choose a thought that is not in harmony with the way that broader, older, wiser, loving Inner Being part of you sees it, you will feel the discord; and then you can easily redirect your thought to something that feels better and, therefore, serves you better.

Here is an invitation to take a minute to create harmony within yourself. Become aware of what feels like discord when you think of it and what makes you feel better when you think of it - then consciously make that shift to think solely about that what makes you feel better. Totally focus on whatever makes you feel better. You might surprise yourself how much you can find. Enjoy!

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Take 10 deep slow long deep breaths.  Breathe in thinking "I am harmony" - breathe out thinking “I let go of discord”.

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