18/1/16 A Mindful Life.
What we think about all day long, and especially how we think about it, every day, is what our life becomes. Don’t doubt it.
For example, if you wake in the morning and let yourself get into a state of dread about the traffic on the way to work, it’s likely that you’re going to dread pretty well everything else too. All day long. A frame of mind sets itself in place for the day.
But you’d be amazed how many people don’t think about that, let their minds become filled with whatever kind of dung happens to be flying by. I know that because unless I’ve done my ritual, I do it myself.
Now that doesn’t mean that you pretend the traffic doesn’t exist and put a silly grin on your face and tell yourself you’re going to have a great time stewing at the traffic lights.
That’s not being positive. That’s being self-delusional.
However, you could accept that you’re going to have to endure the traffic anyway, and decide to put the time to good use by setting up your mind, your day, your attitude. Now there’s something for you to think about.
And your first question has to be, ‘How do I do that?’
And we’ve got two interesting and practical steps right there in that question.
I’ll tell you what they are the next day.