Our thoughts are powerful beams of creation.
They direct our feelings, affect our mood, and attract things we desire or fear.
However, many of us unknowingly focus our attention on thoughts that actually block us from seeing and experiencing the good that is right in front of us.
The title of this article came to me in a very profound way when I was rehearsing a script for a guest tv appearance. It was seventy-two degrees, a light breeze was blowing through the palm trees, and the sky was blanketed in a brilliant blue color. Yet, I was missing it all!
I sat poolside worried that I would not get the lines down in time. My body had shifted into a physiological response from the anxiety and my thoughts repeatedly were focused on what could go wrong. In the midst of this insanity, I happened to glance up and that is when I saw the incredible sky.
In that moment, I realized my thinking was actually blocking me from seeing the beauty that I was right smack in the middle of. Even though I was sitting in paradise, I certainly was not experiencing it!
The truth is that each of us has a choice in each moment of every day to take charge of our thinking and experience the good. However, much of the time we allow our fearful negative thinking to take over and lead the way.
Generally, this happens when we are not, what I like to call, “consciously aware.” Being consciously aware simply means that one is present in the moment and conscious of one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is an extremely empowered place to be in one’s life and relationships, for it allows for the choice to see and feel the good.
I teach those I personally work with exactly how to do this on a daily basis and they consistently have extremely positive changes with it. One can also learn how to master and implement this tool in the It’s That Simple!
The difference between the grey and blue sky is merely a conscious shift in one’s awareness and choice. This life and relationship tool is so incredibly powerful for it is transforming. How wonderful that we have this option to experience the good at all times even if it happens to be raining!
Bree Maresca-Kramer, M.A., is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire, a blogging community created by Annie Jennings.