Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I just wanted to share a little experiment I performed yesterday (Saturday) on myself, the why and the results. I’ve done a LOT of reading over the past few years on how to create the life you want, and even the ancient texts from thousands of years ago all say basically the same thing and I’m going to share with you one of my two favorite quotes that sums up how our lives are created by us:
“Any idea that is held in the mind that is either feared or revered will, begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate physical forms available.”
~ Andrew Carnegie
So this week after a conversation with my hubby about where my thoughts are most of the day and looking at certain areas in my life that need some serious improvement, I decided Saturday morning to perform an experiment on myself.
First: I asked myself what I really, really want in those specific areas of my life. What is the vision, the ultimate outcome?
Second: I removed my typical daily distractions i.e.: phone, mindless internet surfing, tv, etc.. (I didn’t even listen to music, I wanted complete focus on where my mind went)
Third: I had to pay close attention to where my thoughts went throughout the day and take note if any of them work in the direction of attaining my desired outcomes.
So I spent the day alone (with exception to my furry baby ;O) and I did the one task that would allow me to watch my thoughts more closely without distraction – housecleaning!!! By early evening the outcome was a real eyeopener!! Not only was I NOT focused on my goals but my thoughts had seemed to own homes in “Worrysville”, Fearsome City”, even “Resentment Town” reliving past anger and hurts I thought had been dealt with (I won’t go in to the size of the Guilt & Shame Ridden homes). Not exactly prime ingredients for successful and wholehearted living LOL!!! But I did this experiment without any judgement toward myself; so instead of getting upset or angry over the revelation, I sat with my hubby and told him of the results and talked with him about how I now know why my life in certain areas are the way they are and was glad I had discovered the truth. Even more important – I now know where to go from here.
I awoke this morning far more focused on where I want to go in my life than what’s on tv or what’s happening on social media, youtube, pinterest, etc., I’m not saying that I will live a perfectly focused day every day, but I am truly aware for the first time in my life of how completely responsible I am for what I focus on and how every day my thoughts are creating my life, my outcomes. I will be forever grateful for that eyeopening experience.
And let’s face it, social media, Pinterest, tv – all of these can be fun de-stressors at times but avoiding our thoughts for those hours only to return to “Worrysville”, Fearsome City” and “Resentment Town” in between the distractions will not deliver the most important thing to us – A Life!
So if any of you are curious about where the majority of your thoughts are calling home throughout the day, I encourage you to try this experiment, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. And if you aren’t happy with the results, at least you’ll get the house work done and that’s a bonus ;O)
Thanks for stopping by, I wish you all a wonderful, creative & loving day today and all of the tomorrows :O)