Now think of people you really like and enjoy. Why are you drawn to them?
Are the answers to both of these situations that you can tell what they're thinking by their actions? Of course you can — and so do people react to you in the same way.
Let's create a scenario that is a good illustration of how thoughts create your reality: It's 7 in the morning, and your alarm goes off. You stretch, open your eyes, and see that it is a glorious, sunny day. The birds are singing, and it's a wonderful day to be alive.
You think, "What day is it?" Hmmm. Tuesday. Then it starts. "TUESDAY. Oh, my. I have that huge meeting at 8:30. Where did I put my notes? Will John have my handouts ready? Did I remember to check with him last night? Did I ask Sara to order breakfast treats for the group? What will I wear? Ah, my blue suit is good. MY BLUE SUIT IS AT THE CLEANERS. I have nothing to wear!
TUESDAY. I have that lunch conference with those out-of-town clients. What did I do with their file? I HAVEN'T READ THEIR FILE IN WEEKS. What is it we're meeting about? How long are they in town for? What did I do with their agenda? Who's taking care of their entertainment? Where did they say they were staying?
TUESDAY. I'm having 8 people for dinner tonight! I didn't buy the food yesterday. I won't have time today, and I'm going to be worn out after the big day at work. I have nothing in the house to feed 8 people. Why did I do this? What am I going to do? THE OVEN IS BROKEN AND I FORGOT TO HAVE IT FIXED.
Look at me. I'm a mess. My hair is a mess. I have a headache. My nerves are shot. I'm sick. I CAN'T DO THIS."
So, you call the office and leave a message that you woke up with some strange malady and can't make it today. John is perfectly capable of handling the meeting, so ask him to step in. Have someone explain to the out-of-town clients that you're ill, and offer your apologies. You pull the covers over your head, feeling sorry for yourself and put upon by the world at large. As you lay down again, you glance at the clock. It's 7:02!
In the real world, what has actually happened? The alarm went off,
you woke up and you opened your eyes. That's all. Everything else in this
scenario took place in the MIND, and the THOUGHT PROCESSES of the mind
defeated you — and defeated you in only 2 minutes. Yes. Thoughts create
our reality. Only we can control our thoughts, and it can be done. Don't
think of this as a massive undertaking of superhuman effort. Think of it
as a series of baby steps that will break old, destructive habits that
have not served you well. Remember, we are Re-Creating You, so jump over
to exercises and let's start the process.
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