It’s funny how sensitive this space between our ears can be. Mind. Mood. Mental Attitude. Thought Vibration. Whatever you want to call it. It’s a subtle yet highly powerful intangible that changes many times per day as our thoughts change, thus affecting our experience of life.
One minute you might be feeling great, on top of the world, amazing 🙂
The next minute, something triggers a very different mood. Suddenly you feel sullen, sluggish, or sour 🙁
At least, that’s the way it seems to go for me.
I will notice how differences in my own headspace go so far as to actually influence my running speed on my morning jogs. Sometimes I will notice myself going off and running like a jackrabbit! At those times, I will invariably notice that I am in a good mood, that I am anticipating something fun, interesting, exciting, or cool happening. At other times, I have to work much harder, at least initially, to work my speed up to my usual pace. I can feel lethargic, yet upon inspection, usually I will notice that this is not merely physical inertia or me “waking up.” Usually, there is something bugging me, or that my mind is pouring negative thoughts into my mental space.
Just today I have noticed myself experiencing the following moods: anticipatory, clear-headed, appreciative, concerned, confused, tired, and moody. And oh… back to appreciative again!
I am learning to consciously direct my attention toward the positive, and this is working. At other times, even if I can’t instantly shift into the positive, I am taking the negative stuff less seriously.
Yet it does seem to fluctuate quite a bit. It’s like our minds are antennae that are continually taking in different vibrational wavelengths, and responding accordingly. The key, I think, is to learn to maintain our own vibrational wavelength regardless of what is going on around us.
Easier said than done, I know!
Am I alone on this? Is this normal? I doubt I’m as even-keeled as some people, but on the other hand, I’m sure that a lot of people would acknowledge a similar experience if they looked closely at their own thoughts and moods.
How about you?