Today's little thought...continued from yesterday "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L Hay. Think about different situations in your life. It doesn't matter if they are good or bad. Look at if objectively. Is it possible that we have created the situation? Is it possible that we give our power away when we are blaming others for our frustration? I can say I do it often. I do it mostly with my husband. I will blame him for irritating me, or pushing my buttons when in fact I was already irritated without his doing. But I find myself blaming him anyway...when he says to me, it's not me, you do it yourself, it makes me even madder because I already know that. It's crazy...the wheels we jump on every day, just spinning and spinning not getting anywhere. It is just like our body images; we get on the wheel doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. We will blame the commercials, the bakeries, the food industry, the fast food places, even skinny people we blame. If you think about it, it's kind of funny. There is no person, no place, and no thing that has the power over us. WE are the only thinkers in it. It is us that use our power against ourselves. Sometimes we truly are our own worst enemy. But when we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we always find peace, harmony and balance in our lives. When we think and create negative thoughts, we get it. When we think and create positive thoughts, we get it. If we really sit for a second and think about certain situations, we can look back and see how we could have thought about the situation and reacted as well. How could we have used our own power for us in any situation instead of against us? It really makes you think. Now, just to be clear I know that people go through some horrific situations...I have been there myself many times. But in order to take control of your life and change it, you need to be able to look at yourself objectively and find out what it is about you that made the situation the way it was. Here is an example....I am 205 lbs. and I wear a size 16...I never used to be this size. But looking at how I got here, that is the key. I used the bad stuff that happened in my life to overeat and drink for comfort, to calm me down, to give me peace of mind....so I thought at the time. I blamed my ex-husband....I blamed my husband now...I blamed all the things that were going wrong. But in reality...I was the only person who could have put those things into my body. Realistically, I have to look at myself in order to move on. I could blame my vacation for not losing and gaining....I could have said no....but I didn't. I used the excuse of "I don't want to hurt mom's feelings". If I was honest with myself....I wanted those things to eat and drink. I did make some modifications so that I could eat and drink those things. But, to feel better about myself, I blamed my mother-in-law. How crazy is that. We ride the crazy wheel all the time. For me, it truly is time to get off. Maybe it is time for you to get off. Think about this...are you the type of person who always says "People are out to get me" or are you the type of person who always says "Everyone is always helpful." I am mostly the person who says "Everyone is always helpful.", but on occasion a little more than I would like I am also the person who says "People are out to get me." What we say becomes true. If you look at both of these statements, you will see in your own life, how we have made both statements come true. It is truly amazing the power we have.
There it is my friends...We become what we think about most. If we think about horrible things happening, usually horrible things will happen. If we think about happy positive thoughts, we get happy positive. Everything is for us to embrace and learn from to become a better us. So think about your ideal weight you want to be, the size you want to be. How do you want to look? How do you want to change your hairstyle? Maybe the way you wear your makeup...whatever it is. Think about how you will feel if you had a successful day, everything went right. When something does go wrong you won't even notice it. Try it out. See what you think.
Can't wait to chat tomorrow! Have a fantastic day!