“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~ Henri Matisse
I have often written about the way in which our thoughts affect our reality, our outlook, and even our health . Granted, this can be a hard thing to monitor as we get wrapped up in the demands of the day.
There are a couple of times each day when carefully choosing our thoughts can have a powerful impact on our lives—first thing in the morning, and last thing at night.
As you close your eyes each night, no matter how stressful or difficult your day, think of some bright spots. Then, think of at least three things you have to be thankful for. You can list as many as you want, but there must be at least three. Finally, tell yourself you will sleep well, awaken refreshed and energized, and have a great day. Then go to sleep! If you cannot sleep right away, do not allow your mind to go to worry thoughts or planning things you need to do. Simply go back to the beginning of your three steps: bright spots, thankfulness, and that tomorrow will be a good day. Do this over and over until you fall asleep .
When you first awaken in the morning, think again of what you have to be thankful for. Then think about the day ahead, visualizing yourself being patient, positive, and handling things with ease. If there are any particular qualities you wish to bring forth in yourself, visualize yourself manifesting those easily and effortlessly.
What you will notice about this process is that it has nothing to do with anyone else. It is your own process to create a positive environment within your own consciousness. You may not have control over people or things external to you, but you do have control over your own inner environment.
You might be amazed at the difference in how you feel and experience your days once you begin consistently to consciously choose your first and last thoughts of the day.
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