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Your thoughts; are they a record of the past….
or a road map to the future?
What do you believe is possible? Can you trust your thoughts, beliefs and your actions are the things that make up your circumstances? As human beings we have the ability of insight to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re are headed. This sounds easy but it is a lot of work to observe ourselves in this way.
And yet we humans possess incredible power to change our futures. To do this we must first observe our thought patterns and understand our thoughts manifest in our lives.
For instance, let’s say you think you’re too out of shape to even begin to eat healthy and become more active. You will find plenty of evidence in your current thought patterns to support this “truth”.
You have a choice in your thoughts and you can choose to think different way about yourself. In this example you could begin to think about your body moving and enjoying healthy food choices.
Starting right where you are at, you could begin to think about how you want to feel and who you want to be. And to be that person what qualities would need to possess?
Now look for evidence that supports that you already are those things. You posses the attributes needed to become the person you want to be. The idea is to continue to collect evidence to support your vision of the future rather than evidence that keeps you stuck in the past.
I’m living proof of this universal truth. Our beliefs can change our health, our relationships and our lives!
Mari RNC BSN
Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
love the parable of the Starfish. My friend Ann, chair of the Mental Wellness Center Education Committee, gave me a starfish pin for my badge when I joined the committee.
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