Yesterday, my greatest teacher was a beautiful woman who lost her mother in a tragic violent senseless crime! I do not think she knew how great a teacher she was being but let me share what I learned from her…
This beautiful woman is Strong, Passionate, Loving & Forgiving! The joy I normally feel when I am around her is contagious but yesterday her light was dim. Who can blame her; she has suffered a great & tragic loss! In her grief, she was sharing how her mother was murdered and as she recalled the details; her pain filled our entire room.
I knew our gathering was coming to an end and I didn’t want to leave her without seeing that beautiful smile so I gently changed the conversation and I began to ask her questions about her goals. She began to share that on her refrigerator there was a picture of her DREAM home! I asked her if she knew the color scheme of her new house and she replied; “Oh Yes, I know the colors are black and white! She told me everything about the house that was on her refrigerator. As she continued with every detail, I immediately saw her expression change from deep sorrow to intense hope! I then asked her; “how does it feel to be in your beautiful new home?” To that she replied; “Oh, it feels awesome!” That sparkle and passion returned to her eyes and for that moment, there was joy!
The thoughts in our mind are so powerful that they can cripple us or they can lift our spirits… First, there is a thought… Then the thought becomes a feeling. Finally, that feeling becomes an action but it all begins with a thought.
Here is how she was my teacher… I learned that a single light can eliminate darkness; so can a positive thought. I learned that the thoughts in our mind will instantly transform us. Thoughts can make us sad or they can bring us joy!
We need to protect our thoughts. When we recognize a thought as not supporting how we want to feel now, we can choose out of that thought!
When I recognize a thought as not supporting my character or desires, I can choose to stop replaying, in my mind what happened and focus on knowing that everything happens for a reason; even when I do not understand why! Good times, bad times, they all pass and it is my job to trust that this too will make me stronger!”
At first, shifting my thoughts took time but now my awareness comes as second nature. The way I shift is by telling myself my mantra; “I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am wise, I am love! (I learned that from another friend.) 😉
By reminding myself what I am, (Even if it has not been materialized), I can refocus on how I choose to feel. Our thoughts are our choice and even in our darkest hour, we can choose to “shift on a dime!”
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