My friends, family, and clients will tell you I have used this phrase for years. It has almost become my middle name. Casey What You Think About, You Bring About Morley, I have to chuckle when I think of all the times I’ve gently slipped these words into a conversation with someone who is sharing about the same old struggle, or story and wonders why things are so in his or her life.
Have you ever stopped long enough to pay attention to or to ponder your thoughts? What thoughts
typically pop into your head or race through your mind every day? What words do you use? Perhaps, “It’s just the way it is.” Or “I can’t . It’s too hard.” Maybe, “I’m such an idiot.” Or “I am not smart enough.” Could these words, these thoughts, be holding you back, keeping you stuck, or worse creating an illness or disease?
I have learned what we believe can come from our upbringing, someone else’s perception of us, an opinion we have accepted to be so. What we learned could have sounded like this: ”You can’t trust anyone these days.” Or, “You will always be poor.” “You’re not good enough.” Or, was it more like this? ”People are good.” “You can accomplish anything you put your mind to.” “You are strong and
Perhaps you worry about things, think about revenge, hatred, resentment; or let your thoughts bring
you to deep raging anger? How have your thoughts come back to you? How do your words fit your experiences?
You can change how you see your world, beginning with your thoughts this very moment. What you
choose to think and say today creates your tomorrows. What kind of day, and month do you want to
create? What side of the fence will you choose to think on, the positive side or the negative side?
Maybe it is time to ask yourself where your beliefs come from. Why do you believe this or that, and is it
time to change that belief?
An exercise I often give to help in this process is to make three headings on a blank sheet of paper:
Positive: Thoughts that make you feel excited and hopeful
Negative: Thoughts that make you feel defeated or afraid
Neutral: Thoughts that are just simple conversation with yourself, like, “What will I wear today?
Or, “Should I walk, or go to the gym?”
You get the idea. Fill in your columns as often as you can. At the end of the day or week, see what side
of the fence you spend more time on. You may be surprised at what you learn.
“Nothing is, unless our thinking makes it so” ~William Shakespeare
Post by Casey Morley – I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in my my book,Crawling Out, due to be published soon. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.
Photo courtesy of Melody Campbell