Sun rises in morn
A brand new day to explore
All that is good here
As I wake to this new day, starting a new week, I ponder the choices I have to make. It is clear that the first choice is always, “How am I thinking!” The rest of the day is shaped, molded, by these beginning thoughts.
Ernest Holmes, in ‘Science of Mind’ said that doctors should never ask their patients, “How do you feel?” They should always ask, “How are you thinking?”
This was a basic tenet for me the first time I was able to put my disease into remission. Instead of waking and examining the physical body for pain, stiffness, or lack, I would wake and set my “thoughts” on good, beautiful, positive beliefs.
A few weeks ago I shared this with an 80 year old man who lives in my community. The other day he almost tripped trying to get to me. He told me that he really thought about what I said and that he realized that his thoughts are very negative. He said he always expects bad things to happen.
For the past two weeks he has really been trying to be aware of his thoughts and to change them from negative to positive. He said, “Lorrie, it is so amazing!! Within 15 minutes I can completely feel a difference!” His excitement was so wonderful to witness!
Imagine that! An 80 year old man who never thought about how he thinks. It speaks to my belief that most people have no idea how negative they are!
So this post is dedicated to being aware of HOW we think. I believe that we can change our world and in the process change THE world!
Every day I wake and my first thought is, “How are you thinking?”
How are YOU thinking?