Personally I'm a huge believer in the power of our thoughts, something that ancient wisdom has been telling us about for thousands of years. I love that modern science is now demonstrating the impact that our thoughts have on our wellbeing.
Most important is the realisation that we can take conscious control over our thoughts, which effectively gives us the ability to put ourselves in the driver's seat of our emotions and reactions to life.
It's certainly not easy, but a concerted commitment to become more aware of what you're thinking and then directing your mental dialogue in helpful directions is most certainly worth the effort.
You will see the rewards from this almost immediately. Just try it for a day.
Here's a great quote from Shakespeare to illustrate this :
With any difficulty of any kind it is the mental attitude that you bring to it that matters. It's your own thought toward the unwanted circumstance or the person who has not acted as you would like, that determine its affect on you.
What matters to you is not people or things or conditions in themselves but the thoughts and beliefs that you hold concerning them.
It's not the conduct of others but your own thoughts that make or mar you.
You write your own history for tomorrow or for next year by the thoughts that you entertain today.
Today's a good day to notice and carefully select those thoughts you choose to think...
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