Are you aware of how much our thoughts create?
I am and still, I do not pay as much attention to my thoughts as I could. And I am getting better.
Thoughts come and go. Yet there are thoughts that are more persistent than others. Let's look at those self-judgments. I am not good at ... Or one of my favorites: I am lazy; until someone points out how much I have created or I check on something and find there is a lot.
The funny thing is that we prove our thought(s) correct. With 'I am lazy', I can go into a few days of not creating or very little. That proves it. I do not 'see' that there are days where I create like crazy or I forget that I did. A negative spiral gets created and I use my self-judgment as an excuse.
Or what about money? How often do we tell ourselves we do not have the money for something? I remember a time when I did that and limited any kind of travel, even short day trips that I used to take to photograph. The additional effect was that I became depressed. I only noticed it when there was that sigh of relief and the joy of driving. How much do we go on autopilot? how much do we limit ourselves?
How much happier could I have been? When we have those self-judging thoughts, it's such an imperceptible slide into a hole of limitation. We create that negativity. What if e changed it by paying attention to what we are thinking and what people around us are thinking. Just a few days ago, I thought; Boy, I am going to stop even glancing at news. There is only negative stuff: murder, killing, robbing, etc. I am aware that people having this as their daily 'diet' are depressed. What if we pay attention to what is good or uplifting? Even if I simply do daily acts of kindness - be it for myself or others.
How much do we make money relevant where it does not have to be? Acts of kindness don't have to cost anything. What if I do not buy into I have to spend such and such an amount for presents. A hug can mean the world to someone and it's free. What about kind words?
When e are down, we take all the people in our environment down, just by the energy we are being based on our thoughts. And this is reversible. How much can we uplift and empower with the energy of our thoughts.
How do we change our thoughts you may ask? Easy! When I notice negative self-talk I just stop it. And I look for what positive self-talk I can replace it with. I am willing to be present with what is going on in me and willing to change it. What can I create instead? What do I actually desire to create? What would it take to actualize that? What life would I like to live?
Are you willing to ask yourself questions like those above?
You can listen to a conversation I had with a friend on that subject: