Category: Giving

Our Only Power

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience, 
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

All Thoughts Are Valid

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every kind of thought exists and is valid.

A Different Choice

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is
Thought.

And,
Thoughts
Become
Things.

Things
Is
Our
Experience.

We
Choose
Our
Thoughts.

By
Choosing
Our
Thoughts,
We
Choose
Our
Experience.

Therefore,
To
Choose
A
Different
Experience,
We
Must
Choose
Different
Thoughts.

By Choice

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is
Thought.

And,
Thoughts
Become
Things.

Things
Is
Our
Experience.

We
Choose
Our
Thoughts.

By
Choosing
Our
Thoughts,
We
Choose
Our
Experience.

We Choose

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is
Thought.

And,
Thoughts
Become
Things.

Things
Is
Our
Experience.

We
Choose
Our
Thoughts.

Our Experience

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is
Thought.

And,
Thoughts
Become
Things.

Things
Is
Our
Experience.

Changing My State Of Becoming

“Don't listen to the chatter. 
Pay no attention
to those rambling, 
disjointed images and notions
that drift across the movie screen 
of your mind.
Those are not your thoughts. 
They are chatter.”
 
— Steven Pressfield
 
 
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
 
— Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
[Classic post from 5-6-11]
 
I've written about gratitude and being thankful many times and I found yet another way that this is of benefit.
 
Have you ever been driving making habitual turns on familiar roads and then realizing a few miles later that you intended to go the other way and that you were going to the bank, not the grocery store? It's the chatter.
 
Since I can't get into your head, I can only refer to mine accurately, and I find that I talk almost non-stop in my head about a million different things, floating from thought to thought, this and that, going off on tangents, what-if scenarios, etc. In the last few years though, I've been practicing controlling my thoughts, particularly when they go astray into negative scenarios or thoughts that just don't really serve me.
 
In doing this, I have noticed that it requires diligence. As I mentally step in and stop the negative thinking, turn it toward the positive, and then step back out, by the time I'm back out, it's off on some other tangent. It can get tedious to say the least, and sometimes it's just a challenge.
 
So, today I found a strategy that works extremely well to keep the focus going in a good direction. I was on a 1.5-hour drive in each direction early this morning and found my mind going through that chatter, so I decided to look for things to be thankful for. I just started focusing on something like the different shades of green in the grass, bushes, trees of the scenery. So many different subtle shades of green. Then I would see a bird and appreciate the bird and think what it might be like to fly. I saw one bird today flip a u-turn mid-air at considerable speed and was amazed how it could turn and go the other direction so quickly.
 
I saw people pull over so I could pass and I expressed my gratitude. I saw the silhouette of the horizon and thought about the tall trees that are discernable and how they add shape to that silhouette. I looked at the highway and became thankful for the people who built it and the public who paid for it and how wonderful it was to drive on them and be able to go here and there on well-maintained roads.
 
I could go on since I did it almost all the way in both directions. And, here's the main point: as I did this, I had no chatter! No dribble. No negative tangents. No what if's. By looking for things to appreciate, and then appreciating them, I stayed completely positive. I had no idea that I could use this as such an effective tool. It was awesome.
 
 
There Are Many Quotes That Say Something To The Effect That We Become What We Think About All day Long. I Must Be Becoming Appreciation.
 
Spread Some Joy Today–Be an appreciator. Joy is a natural result.

Being A Valentine

“Appreciation is the absence 
of everything that feels bad
and the presence of
everything that feels good.” 
 
— Abraham, Esther Hicks
 

[Classic post from 2-14-15]

I never thought Valentine’s Day meant anything when I was a kid. We were encouraged to hand out these silly little “Be My Valentine” cards, and I didn’t even know what that was all about. All I knew is that it was ‘expected’ every February 14th, and if you didn’t participate, ridicule may be in my future. So, I played the game and gave them out, but there really wasn’t any emotion or meaning behind that effort.

After reviewing the history of Valentine’s Day, and the various ways that that is celebrated around the world, it reminds me of how something starts out a certain way and then people change it, rearrange it, and somehow it morphs into something else.

I’m generally a romantic kind of guy as I grew up in the ’50s watching all those romantic movies made in the ’30s and ’40s, so as I became more involved with attractive partners, I paid much more attention to Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t just to comply with what was expected, and would be glaring in my absence of fulfilling a duty, but was to me an excuse, as if I needed one, to be romantic, or much more effectively expressed, as a great reason to shower appreciation on one I loved.

Although I do think that any excuse is a grand excuse to shower appreciation, I have learned to expand on that to the point that I am in a state of appreciation every single day of my life now–not all day long, but every single day, I find things and people to appreciate, and I have Abraham and Esther Hicks to thank for that delightful, and empowering change:

“Appreciation is the vibration of alignment with who-you-are. It is the absence of resistance. It is the absence of doubt and fear. It is the absence of self-denial or hatred toward others. Appreciation is the absence of everything that feels bad and the presence of everything that feels good. 


Being in a state of appreciation is seeing whatever you are looking at through the eyes of Source. And when you are in that state of appreciation, you could walk down a crowded street with all kinds of things that a lot of other people would find reason to criticize or worry about, and you would not have access to them because your vibration of appreciation is picking out for you things of a different vibrational nature. 


A state of appreciation is a state of Godliness. A state of appreciation is being who-you-really-are.



The vibration of true love, that feeling of being in love, that feeling that you have sometimes when you see someone and you feel like you are moving through one another. The feeling that you have when you are looking at the innocence of a child and feeling the beauty and power of that child. Love and appreciation are identical vibrations.” 

Don’t forget in your appreciation of another to remember to appreciate yourself.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy Appreciation Day. Happy Love Day. Happy Day. Happy. 

Spread Some Joy Today–because joy, appreciation, love is all the same vibration.

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