Recently I have been attempting to think about certain subjects that are important to me. In the past, these subjects grew heavy and filled with negative thoughts. I wasn’t quite so clear about the Law of Attraction and the principle of Being in Alignment, so I found myself more frustrated than helped when I would think about those topics. Specifically, I noticed a lot of self-judgment and unkind thoughts towards myself.
To put it blunty, I basically felt like crap when I thought about these things! Behind this was a lot of self-judgment and negative thinking.
After thinking about this today, I was inspired to write out a new attitude for myself:
- I wish always to think about myself with satisfaction and appreciation.
- I wish always to think kindly of myself.
- I wish to stay curious, open, and forgiving of myself: curious about situations that come up, open to new insights and thoughts, and forgiving for past mistakes or misaligned thinking.
- I wish to be light and easy with myself.
- I wish to be kind to myself on all matters of my life.
- I wish to be kind and loving with others on all issues.
- I wish always to make the best of things.
- I wish always to be an ally to myself, seeing the positive and appreciating what I am doing well.
Incidentally, after I wrote this, I spontaneously opened up “Ask and It is Given,” and found this very relevant passage:
Life Is Always In Motion, So You Cannot Be “Stuck”Sometimes our physical friends* will say, “I’m stuck! I’ve been in this place for a very long time, and I can’t get out of it. I’m suck!”
And we always explain that it is not possible to stand still or be stuck, because Energy, and therefore life, is always in motion. Things are always changing.
But the reason it may feel to you as if you are stuck is because, while you are continuing to think the same thoughts, things are changing–but they are changing to the same thing over and over.
If you want things to change to different things, you must think different thoughts. And that simply requires finding unfamiliar ways of approaching familiar subjects.
Ask and It is Given, p96
In other words, if you keep thinking the same types of things, you are likely to get the same types of results. Even if they suck 🙁 So if you want new results, try new ways of thinking.
That’s what my new attitude represents for me 😉
*Side note: I admit, I feel slightly self-conscious presenting this quote, where Abraham talks about “physical friends,” ie us human beings. Please don’t think me a weird spiritual woo-woo type. Oh wait… I probably am. Oh well!