You may remember that early last year we studied the book, A Complaint Free World. The crux of the book is that, because what we focus on expands (and you might have heard that somewhere before), as we stop complaining and start looking for the good, our lives begin to change. Many of us chose to wear a purple “Complaint Free World” wristband that we would move from wrist to wrist when we found ourselves speaking a complaint or judgment.
Most of us are pretty good in our conversations, especially when we are with like-minded people. We look for, talk about and dwell on the good. But what do we think about, and especially, what do we think about ourselves?
Edwene Gaines’ wonderful book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, reminds us that “my life means what I say it means.” So what do I say (think, feel, believe) my life means? Who am I, really?
Do we anticipate our future experiences based on heredity (grandmother had it and my mother had it, so I am going to have it–whatever it is), or do we remember that we are on our own path, and someone else’s health has nothing to do with us unless we allow it to?
Do we carry regret with us because of a relationship that didn’t turn out the way we thought it should, or do we honor all the players (including ourselves) in the recognition that, over time, sometimes we grow together and sometimes we don’t. “There is neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so” (Shakespeare).
Click on the link below to listen to my talk on this subject from Sunday.