The Power of Owning Your Thoughts
Welcome to The March 2017 Edition of Conscious Shift Magazine. This month we venture down the rabbit hole of possibility with a conversation about Owning Your Thoughts.
Owning or controlling your thoughts is a big deal. When you own your thoughts, you find peace while creating a better relationship with you and your world. When we own our thoughts, we let go of the monkey mind and step into knowing that anything is possible.
Owning your thoughts, quieting the monkey mind, is a very popular subject right now. There are an unlimited number of books, therapies, and approaches to help you tame that inner shrew. But why would we want to go to the effort to calm the mind? What would be the benefit? My answer to that question is that there is magic to be found in Owning Your Thoughts.
Owning your thoughts allows you to be responsible for your life and what happens in your world. Owning your thoughts puts you in control of your life instead of the monkey mind that is often filled with fear, the opinion of others, “shoulds” or “should nots” and the past.
Owning your thoughts makes you accountable to you and puts you in charge of your life. This is important because your thoughts will bring to you exactly what you want to think about. If you think you can, you will. If you think you won’t, rest assured you won’t. In other words, you get exactly what you focus your thoughts on.
A bit sobering I must admit but don’t fret because this is actually the best part. If you in fact own your thoughts, you also own the ability to change them. If you choose to, you can release the monkey mind, past thoughts and fearful thinking and replace them with something else.
So how do you start? The answer to that question will be different for everyone. One way may be to release the opinions of others. Other people don’t live your life for you so why give them space in your mind by repeating their opinions? Another option is journaling to release fear and replace it with peace. Meditation works for some while simple quiet time may work for another. If you’re having trouble deciding where to start, do a Google search on mind chatter, monkey mind, quieting the mind and more.
The next and most important part of the whole process to owning your thoughts is to be kind to you. Remember the movie The Help? Most of us only remember the ‘poo pie’ scene but I remember the powerful words Viola Davis spoke to the little girl she took care of. “You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is Important.”
One thing I know for sure about owning my thoughts is that when I quiet the monkey mind I feel better almost immediately. Each time I repeat Viola Davis’s words I lay a new foundation of habitual thinking. That habit then attracts inner peace and calm within me and in that moment, I own my thoughts.
What you focus on always expands so choose your thoughts carefully. Do not focus on how big your butt is, but rather how small it can be. Focus on how healthy you are instead of how healthy you wish you were. Remember always that you are kind, you are smart and you are very important.
Here’s to you and Owning Your Thoughts.
Welcome down the rabbit hole of possibility…
Peace & Joy
Tracey R. Kern
Conscious Shift Community
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