“Rather than think you need to go on an archaeological dig into your personal history, just look at your life in the present moment to see what your past beliefs have created.” — Christiane Northrup, MD, Hay House New Year New You Webinar 2014
While meditating this morning, this thought occurred to me: how I feel is who I am. Meditation has a way of clarifying and simplifying the already clear and simple.
When you get out of bed in the morning, how do you feel? Dreading something that is planned that day? Some meeting, having to deal with a particular person or situation?
This is how I have spent most of my mornings, at least as an adult, at least on the weekdays. At this point, I don’t particularly wake up dreading the day like I used to, but I still wake up thinking about and feeling what is about to happen that day. And so I am.
Feelings Translate into Reality
What would you like to be doing today, if today was one of those rare days where you got to decide how you would spend your time and how you would feel all day? Do you think about that first thing in the morning? If not, why not?
There is nothing stopping us from feeling how we envision we would feel on an ideal day. Except ourselves. No matter what is going on outside, we can take control of our thoughts and feelings and direct them towards our dreams. At any moment.
Major changes don’t happen overnight. Or do they? Just because external circumstances don’t appear different, that doesn’t mean we can’t change our perspective.
What do you see yourself doing two hours from now? Is it something you want to do, or something you don’t particularly care to do? Two hours from now hasn’t happened yet. Instead of thinking about/dreading two hours (or two days) from now, why not switch that thought to something you would really enjoy doing?
Who are you?
Who do you want to be? Is it what you anticipate doing in the next two hours or two days, or is it something else? People talk about voting for the types of food we want to see in grocery stores with our dollars. I would like to add that we can vote for our dreams with our thoughts and feelings.