Today is a cosy writing day. I’m sitting in my office/dining room/beloved house and my view encompasses the ocean, a silvery sky and whales splashing about in the light rain. Externally, that makes it really easy to be in a good mood while I’m working, but…it got me to thinking. What about the times when our external environment doesn’t paint such a pretty picture? How can we change the way we perceive it, in order to retain a positive, inspired mindset?
Attracting Positive Thoughts To Change Your Mindset
We hear a lot about the Law of Attraction, so much, in fact, that it can become a chore to wade through all the tips and tricks in order to teach yourself how to attract what you want. ‘Let’s start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start’ – if you love ‘The Sound of Music’, I know you’re singing that right now :).
The very beginning of attracting what you want is a thought. The thing with thoughts is, we may ponder over a fabulous one for a few minutes, only to slide down into the ‘why’s. The ‘whys’ are all the reasons your amazing thought may not actually turn into a reality. This pattern, in turn, immediately attracts more thoughts of the same nature, until you’re literally rolling around in the dirt of unwanted realities. Even if your external environment is wonderful, like mine is today, you’ll soon stop noticing it as you wallow in self-created negativity.
What you’ve done, is found a gorgeous shiny coin and flipped it over to reveal a rusty old object that won’t buy you anything. All by yourself. If you can do that all by yourself, without any external influences, you can certainly reverse the procedure, despite external influences. Either deliberately choose a positive thought, or deliberately choose to change a negative thought, as the first step to changing your mindset.
One spectacular thought is unlikely to attract what you want instantaneously. What it will do, is attract another positive thought, if only you allow it. Very quickly, you’ll build a treasure trove of sparkly gems in your mind that quickly boost your mood, stimulate and challenge you and provide inspiration. From this inspiration, stems expectation. From this expectation, roots begin to grow towards manifestation.
The best thing is, going on an exciting adventure in your mind with inspirational thoughts doesn’t require any external input. So, even if you’re in a windowless office, surrounded by toxic people, waiting in line at the bank or sitting in a rubbish heap, you can still call on the power of your thoughts to change your mindset, thereby changing your mood and enhancing your external reality.
Give it a try, and let me know how you go.