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One thing I've always enjoyed about painting was creating something from nothing. From an idea to a finished piece of art and all the steps in between.
It never ceases to amaze me that thoughts and ideas are the basis of everything we see in this world.
In fact, I'd be hard pressed to find anything imaginable that was not once an idea first.
Art just brings this concept home for me simply because I practice it regularly.
But you can see evidence of it all around you. You can even test the theory. For example, plan a meal, take the steps to make it happen, and before you know it, you'll be eating the very meal you were merely thinking about just hours earlier.
What an inspirational way to look at what seems like an ordinary thing, right?
So here's the challenge - to monitor your ideas and thoughts so that when they come to fruition, they're something you want instead of something you'd rather do without.
You don't have to be Suzy Sunshine all the time, but you can't always be Debbie Downer either and hope to have happiness and good experiences just drop in your lap.
Things don't just happen. If you look back, you can almost always find a series of events that led up to whatever happened - whether it be good or bad.
And those series of events were undoubtedly always set in motion by your thoughts at the time. It's like a chain reaction. Once you get going in one direction (positive or negative) it's much easier to keep going that way.
So why not choose better thoughts and use that momentum to your advantage?
If this seems a bit new-age for you, I can assure you, it's not. In fact, this concept has been around since the beginning of time.
You'll even find evidence of it in the Bible. Philippeans 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Look for good things and you'll find them. Think of good things and more will show up.
It's not always easy, especially if you're used to seeing the glass half empty. But the effort always pays off.
So just try for one week to catch yourself in the midst of thoughts that don't serve you, and re-route your mind toward things that would be more pleasant if they showed up in your life.
I'm not talking about denial here, just re-framing.
There are always multiple ways of seeing the same situation.
If you don't believe me, just ask three people who witnessed the same event, and you'll get three different stories.
You have a choice in which story to tell.
Your mind is a powerful thing and absolutely has a dramatic affect on every aspect of your experience.
You have control over this one thing that can so drastically change your world for the better - so use it to live your best life!
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