September 24th, 2011
Yesterday I posted a blog called “What was I thinking?” in which I chronicled everything my brain and I thought when, just as my flight was boarding, I discovered I lost my wallet. As you might imagine, I had a lot of thoughts during the ten minutes that followed! (To see that post in its entirety, click here.)
Upon reflection on the entire dialogue between me and my brain, I see several profound lessons on the significance of self-awareness and the power of thought:
- My brain’s job is to quickly present to me all the thoughts and emotions that it has stored from the past in a similar compartment.
- When something happens that is different from what I expect, my brain quickly presents to me fight, flight and freeze thoughts.
- I am making thousands of decisions and choices everyday. I can choose to be aware of these decisions or not. As for me — I want to know what I’m deciding!
- When I look AT my thoughts, instead of FROM them, I have the ability to decide if the thoughts presented to me by my brain are useful in the present moment or not, and choose the thoughts that are of highest and best use.
- My brain always follows my lead. My wish is my brain’s command! It’s always waiting for me to tell it what to do. If it doesn’t hear from me, it does whatever I have practiced in the past.
- My thoughts are rooted in either love or fear. They are either inspired or they are not. I can always choose thoughts rooted in love and be inspired.
- My ideas build upon whatever I am focused — for better or worse! When I focus on what I want, my ideas move me in that direction and my actions are inspired.
- When I focus on what inspires me, I get back to my true nature. I am happy, healthy, creative, expansive, full of energy, and inspired. I am in touch with my highest awareness. I know what to do next and how to do it and doing it is easy, effortless and fun!
- Stuff happens all day long. I can either let my brain decide what happens next re-acting past thoughts and emotions or I can choose to create what happens next.
- In every moment, in every thought, I have the power to become who I wish to become and create what I wish to experience.
- My thoughts shape my character my circumstances, my destiny and my success.
- Thoughts of thankfulness, wonder, vision and purpose are truly powerful and bring about significant results.
Oh — My brain wants to add this one: When I put my mind to it, anything is possible!
Do you know what you are thinking?
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