You can literally move a mountain with your efforts, but if you let your mind still can’t find peace or happiness when you sit down to rest then it is all wasted effort.
Living a conscious life of intention is the perfect union of effort, intention, and a deliberate thought process that fosters how you want to feel about your journey. How you think about your life creates how you feel, and how you feel creates like-minded actions, and those actions create a reality that ALWAYS mirrors those thoughts.
This law of the universe explains miserable thin people, happy fat people, happy paupers, and miserable billionaires. It explains how some folks can find peace with a devastating health diagnosis. Our reality is not dictated by anything outside ourselves, only by what we choose to think about those circumstances. The power of intentional thought is the key the universe, and the power to manifest anything in this life that you desire.
Conscious living is mind control. Do you have it?
If you’d like to feel better about any situation in your life, practice by first becoming aware of the thoughts you think about your situation. Are you telling yourself a story that makes you feel peaceful and happy, or miserable and anxious? Do enough observing and identify what thought or story you think about that situation is responsible for making you feel like shit. It’s not enough to decide what thoughts you need to stop thinking.
Think about how you’d rather feel about your situation.
Then, as offending thoughts surface, interrupt them with the intentional ones that better serve you. For me it’s often telling myself that I have no control over anything that other people say or do. contemplate this. Take some time to figure it out by asking yourself how can i think about this situation that will make me feel the way I want to feel? Write them down so that you have complied an actual list of more positive replacement thoughts that you can choose to think that make you feel better.
If you’re having a hard time interrupting your monkey mind to watch your thinking or come up with some new thoughts, it can help tremendously to take time to meditate ten minutes a day to give those thoughts a place to be heard, and then release them to make room for something new.
Contemplate what is without attaching a story to it, and watch that circumstance lose its negative hold over you. Know that at any given moment you are just a moment away from dropping the old struggle, dropping the old story, and choosing new thoughts that serve you by making you feel the way you want to feel about your life.
Isn’t that cool? You’re just like Dorothy from Kansas because you’ve just learned how to click your heels together to get what you want from your life as it is. Like Dorothy, you’ve had the power all along. The ruby slippers are your conscious mind and it’s incredible ability to manifest everything in your life that you’ve ever wanted.