Helpful idea for your day:
Ever pulled out a Tupperware of leftovers and taken one whiff only to gag and toss it in the trash? Let’s be honest, I’ve thrown away entire containers!
All of us know and trust our sense of smell (albeit isn’t all that strong) as a reliable voice meaning, “Hey! Don’t eat that!!”
Well did you know that your feelings work in the exact same way?
Your negative feelings are helpful and accurate guidance letting you know that your CURRENT THOUGHTS ARENT GOOD FOR YOU!
It’s that easy.
In other words, if your thoughts cause you to feel bad... it actually means your thoughts AREN’T TRUE!
Who could you be today if you trusted all that emotion just the way you trust your nose...or your skin when it lets you know “ouch, that hurts!”
Yikes! That thought feels bad, I think I’d better think a different one.
Let’s try it.
Here’s a thought:
“I’m a failure”
How does that thought make you feel when you believe it?
Pretty bad right? Your brain probably calls up hundreds of memories appearing as facts to “prove” your point of view and before you know it you’re keeled over and lying in bed wishing it was all over already.
All that^ means “nope, not true...think again!”
Now how about this thought:
“I can see how I would have ended up where I am now based on the decisions I’ve made so far.”
(This takes away the judgement while still acknowledging the realty)
“It’s not exactly what I wanted, that’s true...”
“I don’t have to figure out all of those things right now in this red hot minute.”
What do you notice in your body when you think these?
Feels different huh? Calmer? Quieter? More manageable?
Yep, then that’s how you know those thoughts are “safe to think” for a life of free of thought poisoning.
Also, once you find a better stream of thought, you’ll be amazed to find more and more good feeling thoughts can come your way too. My examples are just the beginning!
“I’m seeing how I’ve actually come a long way.”
”I think most things have gotten better and better.”
Your emotions are one of the senses, they are helpful guidance always letting you know which way you’re going.
You’re not alone here....You’ve got a loud and helpful sensor built right in.
What could be possible for you if you could trust yourself again, follow what feels good and right, turn your face upward and know with your heart that you are ok?
You are ok. (How does that thought feel?)
Pa If you are arguing with the thought of being ok, that means you’ve got other thoughts coming in...who could you be if you didn’t believe those right now?
Who could you be, darling?
Perhaps you could be who you already are, beloved and good.
Always beloved and good.