This was in my email this morning:
|Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 2|
|“People have to be responsible for their thoughts, so they have to learn to control them. It may not be easy, but it can be done.”|
|— Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE|
|We control our thoughts by controlling our self talk. At any moment we choose we can talk to ourselves differently. The fight comes with the emotions that are attached to our thoughts. If our emotion is high and seems to be out of control, we can say to ourselves STOP IT!, take a few deep breaths, then ask the Creator for the right thought or the right decision or the right action. If we practice this for a while, our thought life will be different. It helps if in the morning we ask God to direct our thinking. God loves to help us.|
Great Spirit, today, direct my thinking so my choices are chosen by You.
“People have to be responsible for their thoughts, so they have to learn to control them.” Basically, stop the negative self talking. Don’t put yourself down. I get it! This was well sent this morning, I think.
Occasionally something comes along that I just need to share. This was one of those things. It has me thinking today about how I’ve defeated myself in the past by talking negatively to myself. In order to be successful, you must believe in yourself. I’ve told myself numerous times, “Oh, you can’t do that. You’re too (insert the appropriate adjective/adverb/noun here). That’s part of why I’m attending WW meetings. I’m trying to change the self talk. Making it better. I’m the only one who can. All the self-help books in the world won’t change one who won’t change his or herself first. You have to WANT the change.
That being said, this is definitely food for thought for today. Time to take a long look at my own inner talking. My words to myself. I need to be a kinder, gentler person to myself because if I don’t forgive myself and love myself first, nobody else will.