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I met a friend today, she’s wonderful, funny, smart as a whip…that’s not an expression I use a lot and I don’t really know why a whip might be considered smart…but onward and upward…in short she’s delightful.
No, she’s not short, just tiny and sweet…like Turkish delight.
Today, she wasn’t feeling so good.
Not feeling so good about herself, how she looked, how she felt, what was going on in her world and I’m sure all manner of other things, personal girly things that we didn’t get into.
But, real trooper that she is, she showed up and helped me out.
She’s got so much to be proud of. A single mum dealing with all that single parents have to manage on their own, a self-taught techie, who can definitely teach me a thing or two, or three or four or more!
Plus all sorts of other qualities that make for a good and kind person.
All well and good but:
Feelings make a difference
No matter how great you are. No matter how others see you, when you’re feeling down, here are a few things you can’t do.
- Have happy experiences.
- Fulfill your desires.
- Plant beautiful thoughts for a great harvest.
- Be inspired.
- Have a positive, obstacle free day.
- See the world through eyes of love…because currently you are dwelling in fear.
- Focus on success.
- Love and approve of yourself.
- Live consciously.
- See the miracle that’s your life.
Whatever the thought that takes you on that downward spiral, stop thinking it.
I know, I know that’s not the easiest thing to do. But, it’s still just a thought and has no power, other than what you give it by dwelling on it.
This is not to say we should deny our feelings.
Go right ahead, feel them, they’re real, based on your interpretation of events in your life.
In fact, I like to give myself ten whole minutes of wallowing in whatever makes me miserable…challenge is…these day’s I rarely last ten minutes before I’m really bored with feeling down.
So I move to a place where I’ll ignore thoughts that create miserable feelings.
I stop giving them the attention they need to remain active.
This is where the power of imagination comes into play.
You can place anything in your imagination and live from it. Don’t allow what you see or hear, or what people tell you is possible or not possible for you, into your imagination, unless it’s cool, unless it’s great, unless it’s what you want.
And most definitely don’t place anything in your imagination that you don’t want to materialize.
It sounds like a challenge I know, but you can make it less so by bringing to mind a happy memory, something that makes you feel good. It works like a charm.
Bring the energy of…all things are possible…into your life, through your imagination and leave the energy of…how hard it is, how unhappy I am, how awful I feel…on the doorstep.
As Einstein said “Logic will take you from A to B, imagination on the other hand will take you everywhere.” He could have added and bring you everything…but he didn’t…so I did.
Encourage one another.