“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of bing a prophet.”
– Issac B. Singer
Sounds pretty similar to what I say frequently, “Be careful of what you’re saying out loud and to yourself, because your mind is listening and it believes you.”
Of course, it’s impossible to always think and say things that are positive. But what is possible is to catch ourselves when we do think or say things that are negative, and then take contrary actions.
Here’s a very clear example of how I practice living in the solution and getting out of negativity:
After spilling the milk at home alone, I say out loud “What an idiot!”
Awareness hits me and I think to myself, “I just called myself an idiot, that’s not kind or productive.”
Which prompts me to take action by saying the contrary thing out loud, “Actually, I’m not an idiot, I’m a really smart guy who just made a mistake because we human beings do that, we make mistakes.”
Which evokes a feeling of success and celebration, causing me to yell out, “I’m stoked I caught myself, that’s a victory, you rock James, I love my life.”
Which puts a big smile on my face. I’m smiling after spilling the milk. That’s rad!
This process, once practiced, can become an automatic way of life, regardless of who, what or where the negativity is directed.
So the next time you start thinking upsetting thoughts, or speaking things that are fearful or unkind, give it a shot. And remember, it all starts with awareness.
Whenever I use the tools of the program to change the way I think and speak, from negative to positive, ILML!