This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us. I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment.
The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort. I hope it will soothe the pain many may feel on this day. Hopefully it will guide anyone who has lost their sense of happiness back to peace. It is a 20-minute reading hosted on YouTube.com.
The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire.
Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts. Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day. Fear can take on many faces: fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing a job, fear of not being able to regain your balance after a loss, fear of losing more, or fear of being alone. Unrecognized, fear can cripple your ability to create happier situations.
There is no need to try to debate with fear and prove these thoughts wrong. This kind of approach will only create more fear. As in your approach with all negative thoughts, gently let them go and choose to replace them with thoughts of appreciation for what you have right now. Begin gently to think of all the people you know and who you appreciate.
Every negative thought cannot exist without you. Replace negative thoughts with powerful thoughts like, “I am happy to be here now” or “It is a beautiful day and I am happy to be with all of these trees and flowers!” or “I have always had abundance and I always will have abundance. I have always had what I need and I will always have what I need.”
As long as you believe you don’t have what you need, then you won’t allow what you need. Your reality depends on your attitude and thoughts. It continues to be up to you to accept the situation you are in and change your attitude to thoughts that can bring you peace. Happiness still depends upon your ability to create positive thoughts.
This earth, your body, your thoughts are the instrument played by the energy of love. You decide what music you will play, or even if you will play. You can make beautiful music with your life today by choosing well.
Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October.
In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations. As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. I moved towards consistently choosing positive solutions over complaining or worrying. As a practice administrator, this can be an ongoing challenge. Yet each day, I see evidence of greater opportunities to find the joy that exists within me at all times. I look forward to enjoying this adventure and I eagerly embrace the wonderful adventures that lie ahead. I hope to embrace them all!
If you are interested or know someone who would benefit from reading this little book, it is available here.
As you’ve probably heard before, you can do anything you put your mind to. It is true!
Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine. It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check. My, oh, my. My brain liked chewing on this little worry. Was this a scam? Is there something I should do? My mind had turned on all alerts, calling me right out of sleep! Alarm! Alarm!
But I know about worrisome thoughts. I know they can’t be trusted in the middle of a night’s sleep. So I began this fun exercise. It worked so well, I thought I’d share it with you.
I began painting pictures in my mind. I drew a lovely scenic ocean view with lots of warm sand and bright waves gently crashing on the shore. It gave me a moment to change gears. Then, because I had recently read about the ability of cells to feel happiness, I began to think about all the cells in my body. I pictured these cells as jolly, giggling spheres of motion. I pictured the cells in my blood letting themselves be pushed through my veins and arteries. These cells were happy! They were enjoying the ride! I had an all new understanding of the song, “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, deep in my heart!”
Joy lives in energy! That was my happy discovery in the middle of the night. And as I gave attention to all the celebration taking place in my toes, my feet, my legs, my stomach, my heart, my lungs, my throat, my face, my brain, I fell back to sleep.
I awake this morning with a smile on my face. Good morning to you! Hope this little exercise helps you too.
Positive results can come from positive actions. If the wintery skies are getting you down, it might not do you any good to sit and wonder if things will change in the near future. It might not do you any good to wish for sunnier days. The best thing to do is turn on the lights in your house and get going on a project that feels good.
Water is a powerful friend when you are feeling down. Try filling the sink with warm, sudsy water. Take a washcloth and enjoy rinsing and wringing out the excess water. Now wash off the counters and the stove and the refrigerator. Don’t forget you can sing your blues away; so if a song comes to mind, get going and sing until you feel happy again. Ah-h-h-h-h. Now doesn’t that feel better.
As soon as you have pushed all the negative, gray thoughts out the door, you can do whatever you wish. Curl up with a good book. See that movie you’ve been wanting to watch. Play some video exercises. Enjoy the best friend you have in all the world … yourself. And, put on a happy face.