Instructions for Your Brain
Having balanced your
body chemistry and found some peaceful experiences
from things like meditating or walking in nature,
ou'll find that it's easier to control your thoughts
and more importantly their effect on your emotions.
Now when they arise you can tell yourself that
negative thoughts are not permitted.
Remember that "I can't believe I'm having another
negative thought" is a negative thought. Simply
acknowledge your discomfort any time you feel it,
tell yourself it's the result of negative thought
(whether or not you know which one) and most
importantly remind yourself that the discomfort will
reach into your memory bag and pull out a vivid
image that makes you feel loved, peaceful, amused,
or any other positive emotion, and revel in it until
there's a shift. Start right now gathering those
images to draw on when you need them. For me,
picturing myself on my deck overlooking the lake
with a few puppies licking my face does the trick.
What does it for you?
"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the
source of my inspiration." -Claude Monet