You are what you feed your thoughts!
Here’s what an old Native American proverb says about positive and negative emotions, and how they affect our self-control:
The Native American grandfather tells his grandson that there are two wolves inside of him, fighting for control. One wolf, is the wolf of love, peace, and kindness. The other wolf is a wolf of greed, hatred, and corruption.
The grandson asks “Which wolf will win?”
The grandfather replies, “Whichever wolf I feed.”
You’re not the only one feeding your thoughts. Consider what media feeds us, and be wary of what you consume (for example, too much news and you might feel fearful or outraged, too many rom coms and you’ll be disconnected from reality, and so on).
I was a workaholic person, apparently I would enjoy my free time for a few days and later on felt bored and troubled my husband. 😉 Well, I realized that my thoughts were the main cause for the discomfort within me. To avoid these thoughts, I indulged myself in various activities. I thought that was the only solution to it. But now over the time, I know it was just running away from my thoughts. I had to deal with it, so finally I started to analyse my thoughts so carefully that every negative thought that comes to my mind, I speak aloud to it, these words with a smile,
“This is my mind and my body.
You are a thought, go away to the place you came from.”
Courtesy of Jacob Thomas.
Being connected to Christ I had to seek his help to overcome my negative thoughts. One fine morning, as I was going through some of the videos of Joyce Meyer, I came across this lovely verse from The Holy Bible that I wrote it down and stuck it across my bedroom wall. It says …
You need to find your own way of dealing with your thoughts. Each one learns in a different way, we can just share our experience with you. Ultimately it’s you who needs to prioritize and feed positive thoughts. Watch positive, humorous shows, read inspiring stories and keep yourself around positive and encouraging people.
There are many inspiring thoughts and affirmations, which you can write down on a sticky note and stick it on work desk at your office and home. Read them everyday. Be careful, not to use any negative word as you write your affirmations, avoid words like not, no and any negative emotion like anger instead use a word opposite like calm. Our thoughts have incredible, life changing power. Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own two ears. Well, choose a better thought to feed and have an awesome day!
P.U.S.H – Positive Until Something Happens!