Let’s just blister on by the reality that we are what we think. That bit of psycho-truth is, or should be, so embedded in our lives that it would not bear repeating.
But….there’s always a but isn’t there?
What do you roll around in your mind? What are you thinking?
Some studies show over half our thoughts are of a negative nature; over half of our dreams are less-than-positive.
Try this…simply pick one of the following words: Love, gratitude, joy, serenity, hope, pride and inspiration.
Now, spend just two minutes rolling that word around in your mind. If you feel yourself slipping off into a darker corner pull yourself back and start the two minutes over again.
I can promise that by the end of two minutes your heart actually feels lighter.
The physical impact of the little exercise can be lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, better and calmer respiration and a variety of other positive health impacts.
By the way, what you just did…is called meaningful meditation.
And you thought meditation was all about oooohhhhmmmmm…..