I was just wondering, what thoughts are running around in your mind? If you’ve ever meditated, you know how many erratic thoughts run through your mind every minute. Have you ever noticed what the majority of them are about?
Do you think about things that already happened or things you fear may happen later?
Do you think about things you’ve done or things you have yet to do?
Are you constantly trying to come up with a solution to an issue that’s bothering you?
Are you putting yourself down, or thinking you’re not good enough? (Argh, that’s a dreaded one.)
What percentage of your thoughts would you say are positive and affirming? What percentage are negative and unproductive?
If you lean towards a heavier negative balance, you’re not alone. I think we, as humans, are natural problem solvers. If something isn’t going right, we try to find the answer and fix it. Wouldn’t it be nice if the majority of your thoughts were positive?
What kind of impact do you think it has on your body when you’re constantly sending the message with your thoughts of “there’s something wrong here and I need to fix it.” Not sure? What if the message were being received externally? Imagine telling a young child all day “There’s something wrong with you.” Poor kid!
I’m here to tell you that you CAN retrain your brain. Think positively. Focus on what went well and enjoy your moment to moment life rather than focus on fixing the less than desirable moments of the day.