Every single moment of every single day, while we are awake, we are thinking thoughts. Perhaps some of those thoughts are pleasant, while others perhaps are not. If my own mind is any indication, the default for the human being (that is, the ordinary habitual pattern not interrupted or consciously influenced) is something in the mildly negative range of feeling.
I’m not sure about you, but I feel a strong drive to continually feed positive thoughts to myself, write out my thoughts to clear or understand them, or be in situations that feel good. Why do I do this? To counteract patterns that otherwise would rule the roost–and these overwhelmingly negative!
From the things I have learned about the law of attraction, it seems that most of us (myself included) have learned to base our thoughts and feelings on what we are observing. In other words, if we like what we see, we feel good. If we don’t like what we see… well, we don’t! Simple system, yes?
There’s only one problem with this. And it is something I struggled with for a long time before I figured this piece out. What happens when you don’t like what you are observing? You become like a ping pong ball, bounced around, constantly upset and frustrated. How can you keep any control over your own mood and spirit if you are continually at the mercy of outside forces, dwelling on things that feel awful?
I dealt with this problem for years before I started to take matters into my own hands. These days, I do this more than ever. I now take ownership for the fact that I set my own vibrational course. If I don’t like how something feels, I don’t need to focus on it. I have learned from multiple sources, from Conversations with God to the Secret and Abraham Hicks, that if it doesn’t feel good for you, it probably isn’t! So why do that to yourself?
Listen, folks: don’t we have enough of the negative default programming? That stuff is already there. Why add to it? Since we got our minds to use, why not steer our thoughts in the direction of what feels good? What can it really hurt? And how does it help if we let ourselves dwell on things that don’t feel good? How does that make the world a better, happier place? How does that serve anyone? How does it do anything other than make us miserable?
These days, I wish to feel good. I wish to focus on topics and outcomes and states of being that I find inspiring, empowering, uplifting, clarifying, relaxing, or otherwise enjoyable. Life is too precious to waste on other states of being! And so I continue digging, continue aiming my thoughts in a direction that is satisfying.
Because I say that it’s time to take charge of our experience. It’s time to take charge of what we are focusing our minds on, and spend our precious time on Earth focusing on things that make our experience more enjoyable and satisfying.