Just one of those days
You know those days when you just don’t want to DO anything and you know you just want to be with yourself?
Well Sunday was one of those days.
I have these moments when my ‘spirit’ feels weak and tired and I just want to ‘be’ and not ‘do.
So I chose to honour my needs and I did just that.
Hence my silence till now.
At one point I had a moment of ‘But I’ve got to get my blog out!’ but despite that decided that I need to ‘walk the walk and do what I’m constantly advising you my readers to do, and that is to honour your feelings, wants, needs and desires.
How many times have I insisted that YOU honour yourself, that you respect yourself?
How many time have I insisted that you are worthy and deserving?
Well, I of all people should be able to honour the same for me;
I should be an example to you.
So I did just that and so this evening I am posting later than usual; no guilt, no recrimination, no ‘should haves’ and I know it’s just as it should be…
The Divinity of Silence
Most of Sunday I spent in silence. As I get older, I notice that silence is increasingly welcome in my life.
It’s comforting and in silence I learn, in silence I grow.
In silence I am learning to be with myself.
When I or we spend time with ourselves we begin to understand ourselves better. We learn about the thoughts that surface and hold us back from the reality and the life we really want, we learn to quiet those thoughts and control our thinking…
It’s in the silence that we learn what we truly want in this life, who we choose to become and it is in silence that we find the courage to choose it. The courage to choose happiness and not feel undeserving or guilty about doing so.
I’m still working on the courage bit!
At the start of the week I made a decision. I decided that no matter what happened that week I would stay feeling good feelings and I would insist on having happy thoughts. I decided to really test myself on ‘choosing’ my reality
At the end of last week, Thursday to be exact, a wonderful woman whom I got to know earlier this year and I had a long overdue conversation on Thursday, during which she advised me to watch a film called ‘Marvellous.’
It’s about a man called Neil Baldwin who refused to accept he had any learning difficulties and as a result lived so much in the moment his life became such a wonderful example of how your thoughts create your reality.
The line that really captivated me and re-affirmed my commitment to my challenge from earlier in the week, was his response when asked how he manages being so positive and cheerful all the time. He replied:
“I always wanted to be happy, so I decided to be…when something bad happens I just think about something that makes me feel good.”
What a corker!
It’s so obvious and yet so simple at the same time.
Thursday & Friday were tough and I could feel that there was growing within me the potential for me to slip back in to fearful thinking and if I’m honest a little panic. I decided to really focus on applying The ‘Baldwin Principle’ and concentrates on thinking (and more importantly – FEELING) happy thoughts to the point where I felt happy physically. Light and sunny and positive. I recalled memories and events that had made me feel good in the past and really immersed myself in them once more.
Well didn’t’ it work a treat!
By midday on Friday I received physical confirmation that my good mood was attracting positivity into my life, when I received a very pleasant surprise. An email arrived to say that some work I had done for an agency, some time ago (that I’d actually forgotten about) had been authorised for payment and the money deposited into my bank account. Whoop di do eh?
But guess what the BEST payoff was.
I felt great ALL DAY…EVERY DAY! I was literally buzzing inside.
I had a smile on my face and a skip in my step so remember that we DO choose our thoughts, we CAN change them at will it just takes practise.
So, my advice to you for the rest of this week is collect a few memories and thoughts of events, situations, items, people who make you feel great and relive them.
Blanket yourself in the glow of them and smile, smile, smile your way to bliss.
For now…Happy Tuesday
Blissings & Much love