IMG_5993When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. 

-Dr. Wayne Dyer 

Question: What are you looking at in a negative way that could be blocking the positive flow of energy into your life? And how can you change it? 

I was riding my bike the other day and became immediately irritated when I (unexpectedly) came up on gravel the road crews had put down as “patch work” where there used to be pavement. I don’t know if you’ve ever biked though gravel, but it isn’t a lot of fun! Right away I was pissed! I started swearing and growling as I pedaled through the thick of it. I was sure I was going to wreck and started down the abyss of what if’s… what if I wreck? I’ll cut my legs up OF COURSE! What if a car comes up behind me and I have to get over into the thicker part? I’ll cut my legs up OF COURSE!

And then I started laughing. Because you know…what you think about, you bring about. So I said to myself…“Really! You’re having this great day and you’re gonna let something like THIS ruin it!? I don’t think so- good try though- EGO (edge GOD out!) 

And then I laughed some more! And then I asked myself, how could I change being highly irritated to being extremely happy? And I knew immediately I needed to start counting my blessings; a gratitude list.

I thought of how thankful I was that I even had a bike to ride, and a road to ride it on, that the sun was shining and that I have this really wonderful life. I kept going until I got rode into the driveway…my list was long!

The fact is, you can’t be counting your blessings and be mad at the world at the same time- it’s just not possible, since you can only have one thought at a time.

So at first I reacted, and then I responded. When I realized I had a choice to either stay mad or to get glad, I immediately changed it. Retraining our brains is a daily practice (sometimes minute by minute). And one worth doing!

We all have a choice. Our thoughts & our beliefs are what make us who we are. Make them GOOD! And keep practicing!!

Best Friends Desire Map Workshop- September, 2015