Do you carry thoughts in your beautiful brain that sound like this: I don’t have patience. I am fat. I suck at math. I am not creative. I don’t have enough time in the day to get done what I want to get done. Sound familiar?
Our brain is a direct pipeline to our heart and will feel according to our thoughts.
This morning our son crawls in to bed next to me as I am ending my prayer and meditation time. I say, What word would you like to breathe in today? Something he likes to do. He is my little mantra guy, our minister at the dinner table, an 80 year old in an 8 year old body. He says, Confidence, ’cause I’m already full of love. And I say back, Yes, you are, but you know what else? His dark chocolate brownie eyes look up at me as I go on, You also are full of confidence.
Sure enough, this was the first Monday where he walked in to school actually excited about the day. His 8 year old self full of all the confidence and love an entire stadium of people could hold.
Are you willing to carry around a different thought today, one that is the opposite of that negative one? One that is life giving instead of life killing.
Just a thought.