Faith can be a tricky thing, because it requires us to trust in something that we cannot see-leaving us at the mercy of fate. We can hope and wish for something, placing all of our faith in those desires, only to have fate step in with a totally different plan. While I do believe in the power of positive thinking because our thoughts are energy, I equally believe in the randomness of life, or fate. Today, allow yourself to dream as big as you dare too, but don’t confuse possibility with probability because then you are just a “dreamer.” We must all learn to dream
with our eyes wide open.
In order to survive, nature wired our brains to be more negative than positive. When you factor in a negative childhood, then there is a whole lot of negativity to deal with. Continue reading
The late, great Whitney Houston summed up the power of love in her inspiring
anthem with the words; “Learning to love your self is the greatest love of all.” No
matter how deeply the thought of loving ourselves may resonate within us, society
has brainwashed us into believing that it is a guilty pleasure. The idea of loving
ourselves before others makes us feel selfish and ashamed. Yet, if we think back to
when were children, loving ourselves was as natural as breathing. We saw our
magnificence and we had no problem basking in it. Today, remove guilt from the
equation and just allow the child you once were to remember how natural it was to
completely love yourself.
Every thought that passes through our mind creates a neural pathway. These
pathways then become part of our brain’s working circuitry. Over time, some
circuits get so big that the thoughts go into autopilot and without even knowing
it, we can feed ourselves subconscious messages like:“I can’t do this,” or “I will
never lose weight.” The good news is that the brain is adaptable and can build
new neural pathways anytime that we make the conscious effort. Today, even if
you don’t believe it, start telling yourself: “I can do this,” or “I can lose weight,”
and overtime these positive thoughts will override the negative ones, becoming
automatic. It’s not rocket science-it’s brain science. and we all hold the power!
Let’s face it girls, It doesn’t matter if we are a supermodel,
or the girl next door, when we look in the mirror, we are all
our harshest critics; seeing the tiniest flaws. The truth is that
no one cares about the less than perfect curve of our nose,
those fine lines around our eyes or even our little muffin top,
because they are too busy obsessing about their OWN stuff.
The mirror can be our worse enemy, or it can teach us to accept
our own unique beauty. Today, when you look into the mirror,
don’t focus on all those little things you dislike about yourself,
but rather, focus your attention on one thing you LOVE about
yourself and go out into the world and rock on with your bad
Most of us have certain Default Mechanisms or coping mechanisms hard-
wired into our subconscious mind that we fall back on in the blink of an
eye. For example; we may become insecure in social settings, and allow
the insecurity to unwillingly hijack our words and actions. Afterwards we
beat ourselves up, playing back in our mind all of the various scenarios
that we could and should have done differently. At some level, we all have
these Default Mechanisms and it’s up to us to discover what they are so
that we can go about eliminating them from our life. Today, become willing
to face your own Default Mechanisms. It will take some detective work on
your part, because they have become second nature. The key is to be patient
and to keep persevering.
You don’t need to keep rehashing the past, to live a happier and more emotionally-balanced life here in the present. Create the life you want, right here and right now, by changing the stories that you tell yourself today. It’s not as hard to reprogram your thoughts, as you may think. It simply takes desire and discipline. Today, don’t worry about where you have come from or where you want to go, but rather, be here now-that’s where change begins.