I have been speaking to my husband lately the importance of our thoughts. Our thoughts are very important, because they determine our quality of life in SO many ways. If we have the 10,000 things running through our heads how can we listen to our Higher Selves and know what is right!? It is important we quiet ourselves. As much as I do think, I do know listening is important. Clearing your head and making space is an art form almost. I say this because the world is SOOO distracting. We have many forms of media putting information in our faces, and very rapidly. I am blessed in many ways to live in the country, where it is much quieter during daily life. This provides me and my children with more access to quiet time. By no means are my days actually quiet with two boys running around, BUT opportunity is there.
Your thoughts are so powerful! I can’t really stress this anymore than the fact that you Must know this. If you are looping negative thoughts in your head, how can you live with a good quality of life. Becoming Aware of these thoughts, or the 10,000 thoughts is Step One. Shifting is Step Two. You might ask me or yourself what you Shift the thought too?!
GRATITUDE! Then, maybe nothing-ness. If you need help, shut off the TV, the radio, the dishwasher, the computer, the iPod, what else!? I say it is possibly an art form, because it takes practice, like a mastery. Life is a process, and so is Shifting your thoughts from 10,000 to nothing. Or 10,000 thoughts to one single thought of Gratitude.
It is newly Spring. A time of new beginnings. The grass is newly sprouted. Daffodils, clovers, buds on the trees, and cole crops are abound.
Think about (but not too much *grin*) letting go of the many things, the many responsibilities, the multi-media distractions, and give breathing with space in your head and heart a chance.
I have a wonderful blog, of which I was partially inspired to write this, here for you to view. It is mainly geared towards parents, but it is a wonderful tangent to this post.
HAPPY HAPPY SPRING! I wish for you New Beginnings! I wish peace in your head and heart. I wish for clean drinking water and food for all. I wish for quick assistance to those in Japan who are suffering. I pray for compassion to fill us, in our personal and community experiences. I pray we all have support when we need it. I pray we can purify ourselves enough to feel the flow of Creation. I pray for the Standing Tall Nation (trees) to be healthy and to always be replanted when they sacrifice their lives for our needs. I pray for plenty of play time for all, as life is not balanced if we work all the time. I pray for us to continue connecting with our children in ways that promote education and the conservation of our Mother Earth, through respect and understanding.
May it be so, Aho!