Use your awake time to explore just how many aspects of your life you feel gratefulness. Appreciate your surroundings, people in your life, things you like to eat, places you like to go. Head toward appreciation and for a moment, let go of your concerns.
All You Need Is Love — but how does it serve you? What if you think of love as an energy force that mirrors whatever it hears from you? What if you think of love as an energy force that is as close to you as you are to yourself? You use a heart drawing as a symbol of love. I heart you. Everyone recognizes its meaning. The heart has been beating ever since it became a heart. It continually beats without stopping until the day you leave your body. This symbol of love reminds you that life is constantly working in the background and constantly available to you. When you do not understand how life works, you can become confused and feel like a leaf whirling about in the wind. Yet the energy of love continues to beat within every situation at hand. Because love is non-physical it has the power to expand and duplicate situations that match your desires. If you run, your heart beats faster. If you go to sleep your heart beats to a slower pace. Love expands all physical situations and is attentive to whatever direction you wish to take. You may think you want to be happy, but your inner conversation complains about this or that. These complaints are heard and activated. Your complaints are what love expands for you. Is this something you have ever thought about? You may not be aware of this interpretation. I hope it is helpful to you.
Who is controlling thoughts? When I was young I was taught that I have happy thoughts and bad thoughts. I remember a story that was read to me. It was about the good angel and the bad angel who sat on my shoulders. The good angel whispered thoughts that were good. And the bad angel whispered thoughts that were bad. I loved when my mother would find time to read to me at bedtime. Little Tommy would be tempted to steal a bicycle, — or maybe it was a pair of skates that were fastened under his shoes, — from a neighbor’s house. He could be fooled into thinking that his actions were good when, in fact they were not good for him in the long run. After taking the skates, he had to return them. He felt oh, so bad. He had missed the happiness mark and was now separated from everyone else. He felt all alone by what he did and I felt bad for him. I was taught about choosing good and avoiding evil by hearing these stories over and over. The good angel sent happy emotions and the bad angel sent unhappy emotions. I was learning to listen to my emotions to help me make sense out of life. In remembering this, I begin to check with what is serving up my inner conversations. I seem to Happy have a playlist that is not serving me at all. I want to keep checking these endless, inner
I’ve heard it said, and I’ve said it myself on numerous occasions: The longest journey you will ever make is from your mind to your heart. This morning as I had a little pep talk with myself in the mirror, I replaced mind with negative thoughts and replaced heart with a state of happiness: the longest journey I will ever make is from my negative thoughts to my state of happiness. This is helpful to me. This mysterious influence of thoughts have the power to defeat every attempt in allowing happiness. Negative thoughts can be like gray clouds that form and make visibility difficult. Like clouds, these thoughts often go unnoticed until the cold or rain interfere with our lives, our feelings of well-being. The way we translate the experience of people, places and things, the way we perceive the world around us, is through our five senses. Thoughts are interpreted through senses, past and present, and are the gatekeepers to our happiness. Our thoughts act as guards to how we feel at a particular time. If we want to feel better, we can always consciously change our thoughts by sensing something more pleasant. For instant, we may be thinking about something at work that is unpleasant. Perhaps our boss talked to us about how she thought we were not performing as well as we used to. We are home and feeling bad and don’t feel like doing anything but complain to our dog about how bad our life is. Once