I have been making myself meditate up to four times a week. I want to go for five. I have the HARDEST time ever to slow my mind down! It goes crazy. However I'm reaping some benefits of meditating. I'm slowing down and thinking first - before I react to others. It's GREAT. By delaying my reaction, others jump in with theirs and my life turns out much more peaceful!
Thought for the day - Have you ever heard of Horse Whisperers? Well, what I'm advocating is People Whisperers - preferable where you whisper to yourself - positive words only!
By Patrick Ryan and Chet Day
"Even though there are twenty-four hours in a day, I don't believe that all time is created equal. I am convinced that what happens to us during both the first and last ten minutes of each day is inordinately important. (This is my thought - you should wake up being grateful and go to bed being grateful for what you have - prayer).
When you wake up ask yourself these questions:
What do I have to be thankful for?
What do I have to look forward to today?
What can I do today to move me closer to my goals?
If you wake up in the morning and ask a question like "Oh another day: why me" the super-computer will spend the rest of the day validating that question.
But the opposite is also possible. If you ask questions like, "What do I have to look forward to today?" the super- computer will make every attempt to validate that question.
So the choice is really yours: you can either program your super-computer with garbage, or program it with empowering thoughts and questions.
Example - "Good morning, good-looking. This is going to be a fabulous day, and I'm going to make the most of it. I am really looking forward to working on that project today. I'll be unbeatable."
Hence - self talk - self whisperer - tell yourself it will be okay.