This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
I think I’m starting to get one of life’s big lessons. One of the most powerful things I learned is that I control my thoughts and feelings about everything. Maybe that is not an a-ha for you, but this is a very difficult state to achieve, as many moments of the day can make it feel like things are happening to us.
I first got a glimpse of this lesson when I heard Dr. Sukhi speak at an OBASAN Pillow Talk event last year. He asked us if our goal in life was to be happy; of course, everyone answered yes. But he told us otherwise, and went on to explain this ideal “power place” that he said was sort of in the middle of being down in the dumps, and being blissfully happy. I didn’t get it at the time, but then had the opportunity to read his first book, Beyond Body, Beyond Mind about 6 months later. He explains this concept in greater detail in the book, and I thought to myself, wow, it it would be nice to get to that power place. But I didn’t have a clue about how to get myself there.
I wanted to fix this one thing in my life that I haven’t been able to master. And then I learned that it isn’t about that one thing, it is completely about me. And I have noticed that since then I have been grateful A LOT. I am more thankful at every meal, when the weather is nice, when I breathe in fresh Vancouver air outside, and when I am on the bus or train without anything to do. I just spend a lot of my time being grateful for all of the experiences I’ve had, because I know that if I died of a freak accident tomorrow, I wouldn’t want to go without having been thankful.
Dr. Sukhi’s vlog this week explains how it is not about that one thing. Takeaways:
- Our own perceptions have caused ourselves to believe that we don’t have enough [insert thing or things here].
- We have the power to tune into the part of ourselves that knows we have everything we need, and is grateful for it. I have a quote on my vision board from Oprah that says “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.“
- This is similar to the Law of Attraction as talked about in The Secret, but takes it a step further in that it’s not that we will get that thing by thinking we already have it, but that we actually never needed it in the first place. At least that’s what I am beginning to realize.
Do you have ways that you coach yourself to avoid focusing on that one buggery little thing?