Fifteen minutes a day to observe and change your reality
How often are you aware of the reality you create for yourself with your thoughts and feelings? Our thoughts and feelings are energy, sometimes very subtle and potent, and this energy flows into whatever we are thinking about. The more out thoughts are focused on something, the more energy we give to that idea.
There is a famous old English proverb that goes like this:
Sow a thought you reap an action.
Sow an act you reap a habit.
Sow a habit you reap a character.
Sow a character you reap a destiny.
Everything starts with thought.
Observe what sort of reality you are creating:
- Before you sleep, put a pen and notebook by your bed, and when you wake up in the morning observe the first thoughts and feelings that you observe in yourself. Note them down.
- When you go about your morning routine, simply observe yourself. What thoughts and feelings do you notice? Make a note of them.
- Take your notebook to work with you. What goes through your mind on the way to work? How do you feel?
- At work, observe the thoughts and feelings that come throughout the day, and continue doing this on and off until you go home and sleep at night.
- Don’t analyse, simply observe and record, without going into too much detail.
The next day, read through your notes and discover:
- How did my thoughts and feelings contribute to the environment at home and at work?
- What effect am I having on the atmosphere and the people around me?
Through meditation, take the time to regulate your mind, so that it is easier to contribute to harmony and peace, and so that you can inspire others by creating beautiful thought environments. Even 15 minutes every morning will bring a change. See if you can say in the evening, “That was a good day!”
Elizabeth Denley lives between Australia and India, where she practices and studies with her Guru and researches the writings of great yogis of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. She is the editor of Heartfulness Magazine.
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