Daily Inspiration: May 14. Taking Greater Personal Responsibility for the Thoughts We Think
Today, let us make it a concerted effort and practice, to take greater personal responsibility, for the thoughts that we are thinking, and thus for the life we are shaping and creating. When you are thinking a thought within your mind, it is only you who are thinking it. It is only you who can through your focus on it increase this thought, or through your choice not to focus on it, decrease it. If you increase a thought, that thought becomes a bigger part of your day, and if you continue to think that thought, then it becomes a bigger part of your life. If you decrease the amount of time that you place on a thought, that thought becomes a smaller part of your day, and if you continue to decrease thinking that thought, then it begins to become a smaller part of your life. And so every emotion we are experiencing, and the intensity of that emotion, both good and bad, is simply an expression of how much time, focus and energy, that we are placing on, and dedicating to, the thoughts and feelings that support that emotion. By understanding this, that you control your experience through the thoughts that you think, you become more self-aware that your life experience, is really not so much a function of what is occurring ‘out there’ in the world, but a function of what thoughts you are choosing to view this world through. This understanding can become very empowering, because here you can start to realize, how much actual control you have, over the world that you are experiencing. If it is you, who through the thoughts that you think, are controlling, shifting and shaping your experience, then you will begin to stop judging those outside of you for how you feel. Reducing your judgments of others, will decrease the level of pain that you experience, and increase your level of peace. Doing so, can also decrease your sense of feeling victimized, and increase your sense of personal responsibility and empowerment. As you begin to shift your focus, from trying to physically change the world, to changing your mind about the world, you will take much more seriously, the thoughts that you are allowing to enter, live and flourish, within your mind.
The ego’s thought system is fueled by judgment, thus in order to fuel it, we have been programmed by the ego to judge anyone that does not think, feel, look or act, like us. When we are fueling the ego, judgment, anger, resentment and a loss of peace result. Today, let us not judge ourselves for fueling the ego, instead let us use this time to start noticing, that the ego’s judgments and our true desires, are not aligned. If our desires are not aligned, then why continue to support the ego’s thoughts and mindset, making them a bigger part of our life? Let us ask ourselves, if we do not desire to fill our time and life with the ego’s judgmental mindset, what else can we focus our time and energy on? If the thoughts of judgment do not lead us to where we desire to go, let us choose its opposite, forgiveness, and see if that gets us closer to our desired destination. Being that we are Love’s creations, our true desire is to be loving, to have and support, through our focus, loving thoughts. Forgiveness, as an expression of Love, leads us in the direction of what in truth we desire to experience. Thus, it would make sense for us to practice supporting thoughts, such as forgiveness, that support and align us with, the energy of Love. Today, let us pay special attention to how the world we see and experience outside of us, begins to shift and change, when we go from supporting judgmental thoughts, to supporting forgiving thoughts. Begin to notice, how much more peace you bring into your experience and relationships, by simply shifting your focus, from judgment to forgiveness.
Today, in order to practice taking greater personal responsibility for the thoughts we think, let us consider focusing on six things:
1 – Let us not judge ourselves if we once again find ourselves fueling the ego’s judgment based mindset. We have been, since a very early age, trained by the ego, so it is not unusual for the ego to respond first.
2 – Let us instead use this time, to better understand, that it is because of the thoughts we have thought, that we are where we are now. Let us then practice more quickly catching ourselves when we are thinking thoughts the take us away from our desired destination, the state of peace.
3 – Let us practice consciously shifting our focus from judgmental thoughts, to forgiving thoughts. The more we make this a conscious effort, the more we will see how much actual control we have, over the life that we are experiencing.
4 – Let us become consciously aware that the quicker we catch ourselves being in a judgmental state, the quicker we can instead forgive, the less time we spend in supporting the ego’s thoughts and mindset, the smaller part of our life they become, and thus the more peace that we experience.
5 – Let us practice recalling and reinforcing within our minds, that it is we who have final say over the thoughts we think, and thus of how we end up experiencing and participating in this world.
6 – Let offer gratitude, not judgment, to everyone was a part of a process, that helped us practice taking greater responsibility for the thoughts we think, and thus of the life that we create.
Today, let us focus on understanding, that it is the thought we think, that color the world we see. If we desire to change the world we see, then we must first change the thoughts that we are focusing on, and thus supporting. The thoughts that we support with our time, focus and energy, will shape and define, the life that we end up experiencing. Understanding this, we no longer blame others for the life that we are living, instead we focus on taking greater personal responsibility, for healing our own minds, and thus healing the world we are seeing and experiencing. Let us today be grateful, that because we have been gifted free-will by God, that it is we who have final say, over the thoughts we think, and thus over the life that we end up experiencing. Let us also be grateful, that the amount of pain or peace filled thoughts that we experience, that we once blame others and this world for, are now our responsibility, under our jurisdiction and control.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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