“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius
It’s taken a big part of my life to understand that thoughts create reality. If we focus on something long enough we begin to believe it. So much, that it has the potential to design an environment supporting the thoughts generated. By letting these beliefs seep into the subconscious it leads to making decisions and connections further drawing us into the unintended behavior. Eventually, these things will place you within proximity of the concept built-in your mind.
Our thoughts will also help improve a weary or ill state. The most effective way to use them is to fight off negativity experienced from time to time. Affirmations of love and optimism will help push us through to the other side building strength on our weakest days. It’s one of the most amazing forms of using mental energy to boost well-being.
We should try to bring awareness to the power of thinking as it can work against us. Serving as venom when we lose faith. We may drive ourselves into a state of despair if we allow disappointments or failed goals to consume our mind. The belief we aren’t worthy or capable will impose itself hindering us from reaching our greatest self. It’s a disservice to believe the worst. Everyone goes through a similar experience because life inevitably has ups and downs.
As women we can be our own worst critic. The expectation to be everything to everyone is a torch passed on from one generation to the next. Be the greatest daughter, friend, mother, wife, homemaker, career professional, PTA mom, Size 2 cover girl? Have I left anything out? Possibly. There was a time in my life that I believed I could juggle everything without dropping any balls. Newsflash! A ball or two were left in the air. I wasn’t born with superhuman powers. It took years to admit one of my many truths – at some point I’d let someone down.
Although, we do the work and look good doing it all. It’s a constant struggle. My relationship with my ex-husband lasted 10 years. One day it all crashed and burned. Convinced, I was this mythical superhero led me to immerse myself in all these roles until there was nothing. I had no idea who I was anymore. Reclaiming my identity was a battle of wills. For years, I fooled myself into thinking this was the woman I was supposed to be. I thought love required me to be a perfect wife and anything else would be failure. I believed it with all my heart. I was making decisions to fit the ideal imagined in my head. It was a long drop from the top of that mountain.
We have the power. You are what you believe. Therefore, shouldn’t you think of creating the best and most authentic possible you. This will surround you with energy and behavior that supports this thought. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
What do you believe about yourself?
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