Last week I met up with a coterie of captivating ladies for a full moon celebration. One of them brought her mother along. As we all sat in a group discussing various topics, the mother mentioned a little mind game she’d learned. Instead of saying or thinking I don’t like this or I don’t like that, she would say or think something positive.
I am generally a positive person, or so I thought, but since that conversation I have been catching myself more often than I like with those little negative thoughts. Typically it would be for the silliest of things, like the way the tongue on my shoe rolls under when I put it on, a type of food that I detest, or a smelly odor – nothing catastrophic yet negative thoughts just the same.
I’ve been paying a lot of attention to this and now when I catch myself with those negative sentiments, I immediately discard them and think something positive instead, e.g., I love the way these shoes feel! It’s great that we don’t all like the same food, then it would be harder to get and expensive too. Good thing I left my windows open, I would never have known that skunk was out there!
Try it for yourself. Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mister In-Between.