If thoughts become things then surely we should work on this more, the point of the emotional guidance system is that we are able to control our own emotions, pause and cancel out our upset and remove the cloud from our heads returning the sunshine.
How are we meant to do this??
The idea is that some emotions we have are similar too or can be counter acted by others.
Lets test this:
You know when you have that super absolutely amazing opportunity arrive in your email inbox. You open this email so thrilled that you have allowed this door to be opened for you, and then it hits you. The cold sweats, that dread, those intrusive, negative and unhelpful thoughts. When at first you were skipping for joy at what was being offered to you, you now want to slam that door so fast it was like it had never opened in the first place, and why? Because you are scared.
Well imagine if when you feel that hint of ‘what the fuck am I thinking, I could never do this!?’ and you turn it into OH MY GOSH, I AM GOING TO DO THIS, I AM GOING TO ROCK IT. I so deserve this, all my hard work is working out for me. I can do this, I have got this. This is some exciting shit and it’s all mine, mine, mine.
Just reading that you felt the shift didn’t you? I know writing it I did. It seems such a simple change in thought and yet it would make such a huge huge impact on your life.
Okay lets try another one,
I am so depressed, my life is awful, what am I even doing here? What is my purpose? Life is hard, I am overwhelmed, over worked and underappreciated.
eeeep that sounds familiar doesn’t it. And when we are feeling like this it sucks so bad, and it usually means we continue the negative spiral of having a terrible day or feeling repulsive.
But how can we change this?
I am so content with how things are going with my life, my life is actually pretty epic, my purpose in life is to live and enjoy it. Even if that is opening the front door and taking a look up into that wonderous sky above us. I understand that my opportunities and endless and I appreciate the work that I am getting given to me. I am sure if I take a little time to have a drink and an enjoyable snack I will realise that I was never overwhelmed but actually instead excited to tackle everything I have head on and show those babies what I am made of. I do not need anyone else to appreciate me, I got this, I am amazing and I love and appreciate myself enough to know how much I rock.
My neighbour always seems to have the nicest of things, it just isn’t fair, I am so jealous. I hate myself.
It’s so lovely to watch my neighbour enjoying all of her lovely things. And I am so happy to have the love and happiness that I am surrounded with. I enjoy the things that I have around me and life adds to my joy by enabling me to watch others in their happy place to.
If this isn’t working!?
If things seem really bad then take your thoughts somewhere else. I wonder what that ladies dog is called, Do we have any apple juice in the fridge. Anything you can do to switch your negative train of thought into keep choo chooing you down and instead throwing your off into it’s floating bubble sister.