Paying attention to what you give your attention to & The power to change your experience

Ladies, we need to talk about the power of our thinking.

All of us have a nattering voice up in our heads. Many of us pay complete heed to it, and believe that this voice is indicative of who we are. So we follow it. This is what depression is about, and anxiety. How many of us have gone there?

*Raises hand*

Yes, me too.

But here’s the thing. Through study and self work I have come to recognize that this voice is crazy. I mean BAT SHIT NUTS.

Seriously.

Pay attention to your thinking for just one day. Make a commitment to yourself that every time you notice you are thinking, you will draw back from it and just observe it. Make an effort to not get tied up in it and just listen to it, like you would listen to a friend that you have over at your house for a visit. When you do this, you will notice something.

Your mind is bipolar. It disagrees with itself ALL THE TIME. It contradicts itself ALL THE TIME. It makes up horrible stories and disaster scenarios CONSTANTLY.

Now, this in and of itself is not the problem, but noticing it is powerful.

The problem is that we have put our minds in the drivers seat of our lives, and we follow it’s insanity faithfully. Ever noticed that you feel like you are being pushed along at the mercy of life? Like you just can’t seem to get control of how things are? Felt like a victim? Felt like everyone is out to get you?

Let me tell you a secret. This is your Ego Mind chattering away about how you will not be happy until. Until your husband stops being a jerk, until your kids are older, until your house is clean (trust me, it will never be clean enough) etc etc. The thoughts are not the problem. The problem is that we make them the centre of our experience, thereby giving them power to control how feel and how we respond to any situation we find ourselves in.

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I challenge you, just for one day, to notice your thinking. Don’t judge it, just observe. When you notice that you are into thinking and maybe even letting it fuel your actions, take a breathe and be still for a moment. Don’t try to stop it, or resist it or judge it. Seeing the nature of your thinking is the first step to taking control of your experience of life. Abraham Hicks says that “ When you begin to …pay attention to what you give your attention to, you will begin to regain control of your life”

How awesome is that? The paying attention is easy. You will see things that maybe you don’t like, and this is where not judging is key. This is why I keep repeating it.

Don’t Judge. Just Observe.

Come back and share with me what you observed 🙂 I can’t wait to hear.

 

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