I have been aware of and studying the principles of Thought, Consciousness and Mind for years.* And, I am just beginning to understand the transformative power of not taking regurgitated thought seriously.
When I remember regurgitated thinking is not reality, but rather just regurgitated thinking, then I’ve allowed an opening in my world for fresh, new thinking. With fresh, new thinking comes opportunities I have only dreamed of. With fresh new thinking comes opportunities I have never dreamed of!
When I remember regurgitated thinking is not reality, I don’t take it seriously and my whole world lightens up. Maybe things aren’t as bad as I think. Maybe I don’t need to worry so much. I might notice that things do truly always work out.
When I remember regurgitated thinking is not reality, it gives me the opportunity to remember that my entire experience of life comes from my thinking and feeling, not from ANY external circumstances.
The landscape of my wonderful life. Focusing on this beauty
rather than getting bogged down in the mud – the literal mud
and the mud in my mind!
It frees me up to experience my wonderful life even if I don’t have as much money in the bank as I would like. Or, if I’m tired. Even if I’m cranky. How great is that – to experience my wonderful life even if I’m cranky?!?
Why might we like to perceive in this new way? Maybe because we can stop chasing and immediately access our wonderful life that is always right here. Well, that’s a bit of a new thought . . .
* If you’d like to dive deeper into these principles, I highly recommend Michal Neill’s book, The Inside Out Revolution or Ken Manning, Robin Charbit and Sandra Krot’s book for business, Invisible Power. Better yet, give yourself the gift of reading both.
(Excerpted from my forthcoming book, “Strong from Within: Simple perceptions and practices for returning to the joy of you”)
8 thoughts on “Why Might We Like to Perceive in this New Way?”
Janet, I love it when I speak directly to you! Thanks for hearing! Thanks for letting me know.
Siri Karam, it’s great to hear from you – so glad this is helpful!
Ken,it’s astonishing to me how often I forget that my experience of my life comes from my thinking and feeling about my life rather than the actual circumstances of my life. I recently told my own coach I didn’t feel “qualified” to teach this stuff. He asked me what I knew from my own experience. I then rattled off so many things with such enthusiasm that I immediately saw that my thinking and self-judgment had me feeling insecure, not my actual ability to share this material.
We all have thoughts that uplift and thoughts that discourage us.
When I first learned these principles, I of course wanted to always recognize my wonderful life. When I didn’t, I got upset with myself. My internal conversation went something like, “Ann, you know better. If you know your thinking creates your experience of life, why can’t you always think good stuff? Why can’t you be grateful for all you have?”
We all have highs and lows. The two things that have helped me the most with the lows: refraining from judging (as much as I can) and waiting to make decisions or take action until I feel better.
One of my favorite teachers, George Pransky, sums it up beautifully, “Be grateful for the highs and graceful with the lows.”
Surrgisinply well-written and informative for a free online article.
Beautiful Angie – I'd love to dip my spoon in one of your trifles for sure!Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, abundant … and delicious New Year!
Once again, I’m pretty sure you are talking directly to me. Your insights are always what I need to hear!! Thanks Ann!
Thank you for this insight Ann. Very helpful!
Thanks for your consistent blog posts, and thanks for the inspiration! Yes, I’d like to pay less attention to my regurgitated thoughts and make more room for fresh and authentic thoughts to arise. Remembering the regurgitated ones aren’t reality sounds right. Do you have any additional tips for accomplishing this?