*Poster made by Anita Dickons
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Do you think below the line or above the line? Or maybe a little of both.
I saw this poster the other day and loved it! I like how each negative thought has a positive mirror thought.
You can’t go through life without challenges. In fact you wouldn’t grow without facing challenges. You’re going to have problems and failures in life along with your successes and happy moments. The key to a happy life is your REACTION and how you think.
You’ll have an awfully depressing life if you constantly think below the line. Eckhart Tolle puts it perfectly:
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.”
If you want to change your life, you have to change your thoughts. I read recently that we have over 70,000 thoughts a day! Imagine if the majority of these thoughts were positive, constructive ones. What a difference that would make.
Can you change how you think? I do it everyday. It’s a habit like everything else in life. A negative thought will pop into my head or I find myself saying something I don’t like. Or something happens that could ruin my day. I acknowledge the thought and then change the way I think.
Here’s how I do it:
I may run into someone who is angry during my day. At first this makes me flustered or I feel anger back. I may judge this person. Or feel blame towards him or her for changing my mood. But then I stop and think, “I wonder what’s happening in their life that makes that anger come out – financial problems? A difficult relationship? Trouble at work?” Suddenly I have empathy rather than negative thoughts for this person. It works with our children or other close relationships as well. Changing your thoughts can definitely improve your relationships.
So, do you want to go through life thinking below the line or above the line? Put all your focus onto the positive. Be compassionate towards others. Look for the abundance in life rather than the scarcity. Feel responsible rather than feeling blame. You’ll be so much happier in the end.
The great thing is…it’s your choice!
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”
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