Have you ever felt like you wanted to give up? I mean just flat out, without question "throw in the towel (or in my case the do-rag)"? That's what I was feeling yesterday. Yet the whole time I was rambling on in my brain (stinking thinking) there was the real me sounding like Charlie Brown's teacher--WA WA WA WA WA WA WA
I have learned to allow myself five minutes (usually only lasts a few seconds when I realize what I am doing) of this useless, annoying chatter and then I go on with my bad self.
I have found that complaining uses mental energy that I probably don't have much of at the time to expend. It also takes up precious time of a day that I don't want to waste. Sometimes I want to complain because of people's actions. Sometimes I want to complain out of fear. Sometimes I want to complain because I feel insecure. Sometimes I want to complain because I want to sabotage the good that is given to me.
Bottom line: I have the choice to allow and nurture negative emotions which leads to negative energy to invade my being or I can allow and embrace positive emotions which leads to positive energy.
There is an old saying that I have to remember when those negative thoughts of any kind try to invade my brain. "You can't keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can sure keep them from building a nest".
I don't think I necessarily have control over my thoughts, however I think that the more positive, edifying actions, people and influences I surround myself with the less likely I will have annoying chatter in my head.
Thoughts can be like radio waves (remember I am old enough to remember transistor radios). There a millions of sound waves all around us that have the potential to invade my mind but if I keep my station tuned into a positive channel, I am less likely to receive a bad frequency and the edgy static that comes with it.
Namaste and abundant, abundant blessings--
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