Many of us go through life never evaluating our “mindset”. We learn behaviors, usually by the age of 8 years old, which set our neural pathways, and like a thermostat set to your particular comfort level, we “set it and forget it”. This mindset then colors everything we observe and experience. It robs us of our “Now”. Each new moment is processed through the filter of the mindset and until there is enough pain, enough drama, most people will not look at their mindset and ask, “Is this how I really want to experience my life?”
If you are reading my blog it is most likely that you have come through some pretty challenging times, just like me. And those moments have served to wake you up and take a look at your mindset. What is your expectation when you wake up? Do you brace yourself for another battle? Do you throw the covers over your head and long to stay in bed? Do you suffer in silence and with great resolution just get on with it? Here’s something I would love to offer you from my book, “Love First, the Beginning ”. Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier and just wake up. Check in with your body and your mind and find one thing to appreciate, just one, and give thanks for it. And mean it. Think about others who do not have this one thing that you do in your body and let the appreciation for this aspect of your humanness resonate. Now, get up and if you can, look out into the sky. Notice that the sun, even behind clouds or rain is still there and the planets aren’t bumping into each other. This is an enormous amount of well-being that you cannot earn, cannot create. It is a gift that we enjoy every day of our lives. Do this for thirty days and you will begin to shift your mindset to one of appreciation, and then try it in the world. Just allow yourself a little more time each day to notice something beautiful around you, or about you. You will begin to resonate with a higher, faster vibration and the more you notice those positive aspects the more of them you will find.
“Today I will make a commitment to myself to reset my mind each morning to a place of appreciation. I choose to look for things to appreciate and create a new mindset.”