As an observer of “life,” I have learned a lot about the power of thought. Whenever we focus on someone or something, whether it is from a positive perspective or negative perspective, we “see” what it is we think we desire to see.
The thought processes in our brain create a reality that is subjective and can shift any second. Thoughts are sometimes referred to as random but consider the fact that everything/everyone is interconnected.
The waves of thinking go out into the pool of all that is collecting into a pot that gets stirred…directly and indirectly, affecting our relationships….with ourself, others and those we may not know, yet watch or have access to in one form or another.
As part of this dynamic the ability to be “mindful” is key to a joyful, peaceful and happy existence.
Anger, jealousy, resentment, and such are merely a person’s internal response to something triggered by what another person says/does. The amazing thing about “life” is, it follows you wherever you go supporting your thinking, beliefs, and perceptions causing you to say, “ah, ha….see, that is what I thought!”
But, if you alter your thinking, then, guess what, that thinking gets supported and you will say the same thing! Hmmmm…..
So, today, I challenge you to take one person or situation that may agitate you or you have a dislike towards them/it, or you are struggling to find peace, and think of the opposite. Focus on a positive aspect, no matter how small or fleeting the thought is. Notice the shift, even if momentary, in how your body responds to this new thought. You could feel a lightness in your heart, a warm sensation, a tingle, a sense of freedom from the heaviness of the other thinking and so on.
“Life is like the ocean, some days are calm, some days are rough, but there is a constant in the ebb and flow. Allow yourself to stand at life’s edge, look out into the vastness of it’s infinity, and be mindful of what you are experiencing. Your thoughts are the drops that replenish the “ocean” of your life, become heart centered and enjoy what you get in return.”
~ Eileen Bild