Many have written it, spoken it, coached it…the fact remains “What we think about grows”. It is the crux of the law of attraction. So, now you are in on the dilemma and what I told myself “I told you so” about!
I know we have a choice when we get up every morning. We can choose happy or sad; pleased or upset; grateful or unappreciative; enthusiastic or …well, I’m sure you get the point. I know that what we concentrate the most on, the universal mind receives a booster shot filled with the message we are thinking about. I also know that a thought, supported by a belief, when fueled by feeling, the universe will move everything needed to make it true.
How easy is it for us to have that negative thought, and believe that with all that is going on…it must be true, and then propel it to it’s reality by injecting it with frustration and fear?
Why does it seem more of a challenge to have that positive thought, believe in our hearts that we are deserved of this good fortune, having the universe shine brightly down upon our dream, and then to fill it up with premium enthusiastic pure 100% joy?
Did someone say that life had to be difficult?
Or is it possible we choose to believe challenges which are only introduced to us as lessons to teach us and to help us to find our inner strengths, we instead choose belief that the challenge is our due and all part of this thing called “life”?
I wish I could just shake myself sometimes. Tell myself to suck it up and get with the program. Everything I need is right there within me. It has always been there. I’ve just spent a lifetime complicating it and allowing it to get the better of me.
It’s all about perspective and it’s not always what it appears at first glance.
I am reminded of a story I’m sure most of us will remember. I continue to ponder my day until midnight – when today ends – and realign in the moment. Tomorrow I will great this day with LOVE in my heart for everyone I meet AND myself!
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I notice that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.”
Copyright @ 1984 Mary Stevenson, from original 1936 text.