Go beyond positive thinking

Last week we started to explore how important it is to become aware of what you are thinking and how well those thoughts are serving you. I hope you realised that this ‘food for thought’ was not about ignoring or suppressing your fears or worries, not at all. Having a balance of emotional experiences, and being comfortable recognising your fears and transcending them, is a critical part of emotional maturity. So, I am not suggesting that we aim for a life filled with ‘Rah! Rah! Positive thinking’ – definitely not – as it can just be like a band-aid on a toxic wound and simply mask inner conflicts and challenges. What I am suggesting is that we take Key Steps together this week to…

Make conscious and useful thinking a habit

  1. Make examining your thoughts a habit. The first step this week is to stop (for just a minute or two) a couple of times a day and check what you’ve been thinking. Hopefully, you’ll be more selective about the thoughts you choose to entertain. You will successfully begin to weed out useless and destructive thoughts. This increased awareness brings with it the power of discernment. You and you alone choose your thoughts. How powerful is that thought?
  2. Choose your thinking. With regular ‘weeding’ of the garden of your mind, you’ll notice a shift in the overall quality of your mind. You will hopefully find yourself choosing more constructive, more useful and more positive thoughts. As you grow in maturity, you will no longer be attracted to notions of positive thinking simply because you won’t really see anything as being negative, you’ll just see everything in its state of growth and as an opportunity for you to grow and develop. This will take deliberate and consistent effort and consciousness. Success in life is seldom an accident. Successful thinking is the same. And, if you are like most people, you would benefit from some support and tools to assist you. Join us on 12 January 2017 and you’ll take practical Key Steps to become a master gardener of your mind and Set and Achieve Goals to make 2017 your best year yet and…

 “be the difference that makes the difference