We all have a blueprint for ourselves and most of us have allowed it to be drawn by people who have touched our lives along the way…some good and some not so good. Even those that care about us have inadvertently placed negative thoughts in us with their opinions. Because we care for them in return and respect them, we allow their opinions to become part of us. It is our responsibility, though, to make our own thoughts and put aside the beliefs and opinions that do not align with our own goals in life.
Our minds are the most powerful gift in which we were bestowed. Yet most of us, me included, have not taken the time to learn how to use it. I’m not talking about going to school and studying to learn about a particular subject so that you can get a job in a particular field. I’m referring to learning how your mind works and how you can influence it to manifest a harmonious world around you.
Through the Seven Laws of the Mind, I am now learning how to change my thinking patterns, rid myself of negativity, and create a picture of my future self so clear that I can almost reach out and touch it. This process involves substituting negative thoughts for positive ones; relaxing my mind so that the door to progress can be opened; practicing so that I can perfect my thoughts; forgiveness…whether the anger or resentment is warranted or not…so that I can clear the channel to access my subconscious; associating objects with my thoughts so that ideas that wire together fire together; accessing my subconscious so that I can access infinite resources; and knowing that what I think about grows where what I forget atrophies.
Have you ever tried to go just one day without a negative thought? That in itself is not an easy task at all. For the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to go seven days without a negative thought by replacing it with a positive thought within a span of less than seven seconds. So far, I’ve had to re-start five times. My longest positive stretch was five days with my shortest being two consecutive days. Ironically, those positive days are when I was not a work, and negativity at work is one of the reasons I’m on this journey now. So, I know I need to continue reading and practicing the Law of Substitution and the Law of Forgiveness in order to annihilate the dark cloud I have allowed to build over me at work these past 4 1/2 years…and it will be done!
Week 8 of this journey to “Finding Me” is almost behind me but I will not forget the things I have come to know thus far nor will I wake up another day without love in my heart for this beautiful world around me. It is not my friends, my family, nor my co-workers who drive my destiny. It’s only the thoughts I have within that will create the new blueprint I need in order to make the changes necessary to become the “me” that I want to be. Changes – they are already evolving.