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What happens when you know for a absolute certainty that you’re going to be late?
You know this because you only left the house five minutes before you’re due to arrive and you’ve got a twenty minute drive ahead of you.
Aargh. You were busy doing nothing. What the heck was going on? Just faffing around with all kinds of things that make no matter to anyone, and recently it was me who was the faffer.
What does matter is what you say to yourself, it matters what your thoughts are…are you likely to be singing, hey ho, I’m really late, tra la la?
Err, probably not. I know that’s not what’s on my mind.
The more likely thought is, boy I’m so late, I’m done for…my goose is cooked!
And what about when things are challenging or there’s so much to get done. Do you find yourself saying, wow this is so hard, I’ll never get this done…I really can’t do this ~ or are you saying its easy, how great that I did it. Phew, that feels good.
This used to be me.
I was reminded of the old me the other day. My friend was telling me, “Well, I hope for the best but expect the worst and that way I’m not disappointed when it doesn’t work out the way I want”. I remember thinking those exact same words before I knew better.
My standard response today is a direct quote from my mum “if you don’t know what’s going to happen…which you don’t…why wouldn’t you spend time thinking of what you want rather than what you don’t want?”.
Usually greeted by blank looks from me? What?
How about this scenario. You’re in the hospital, diagnosed with a serious illness, would you think “Oh well, that’s it then, I might as well assume the worst, so that I’m not disappointed when I kick the bucket”?
No. You wouldn’t. You would assume that you will beat the illness, so would everyone else around you.
Because we fight for life. If it’s a question of life or death, we fight and we believe we can overcome anything. We are prepared to deny all kinds of facts and statistics. And that’s the key.
Take a minute and try to notice your inner state of mind.
To what thoughts are you consenting? With what feelings are you identified? You must always take care where you are within yourself. If your reactions are not in harmony with your ideal, it’s a sure sign you’re separated from it…thinking of it.
Are you expecting the worst? Believe me when I tell you, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Every state of consciousness is mirrored back to us in our world.
How interested are you in living your ideal life?
How much do you care about flowing effortlessly through your day? Be as passionate for your desire as though it’s your life. Be as focused on the best results, the greatest experiences, the happiest day as though it’s your life. Because it actually is.
As I said to my friend, “How do you like them apples?” She liked them, it felt much better than hoping for the best yet expecting the worst.
Encourage one another.