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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Secret to Staying Positive

Write your questions, then post them where you'll see them!
Your brain is a brilliant resource! The trick is to engage your brain in a way that will give you the results you want! Like if you want to be happy you have to give your brain the right direction.

When you ask yourself a question, your mind will search for an answer. It's human nature. So if you flub up and then say (Heaven forbid!!) to yourself, "Why am I such an !d!0t?" Your mind will rush to answer that question--confirming and strengthening an idea that's not so good. But wait! This principle works for the good too! Ask yourself, "What small thing can I do to move in the direction of my dreams?" and your mind will give you some answers. Good news, right? Now we just have to figure out the best questions to ask so that we get the answers that will build us in ways that are positive. Here are some ideas that come to mind, and as always, I'd love to hear your ideas (leave a comment and help others who read this post).
  • What can I do that will support my health?
  • Who do I love?/Who loves me? (Try this as you're going to sleep and think of the names of people who love you/who you love starting with A all the way to Z)
  • What is my intuition telling me about ______?
  • Who do I need to forgive? (Then, do the forgiving, or at least "pretend" to forgive to start your own inner healing.)
  • What am I grateful for?
Here are the questions I have posted on my fridge:
  • How can I transform & elevate the meaning that I am giving to this action?
  • How can i do what I'm about to do in an elevated way?
  • Who will this benefit? (these questions are from a podcast by R. Zelig Pliskin)
  • What am I living for?
  • How am I going to get there? (these questions are from R. Noach Weinberg)
For a long time I just had some questions on a sticky note, but in a moment of inspiration, I got out some craft supplies and had some fun making a bright, bold paper so I'll ask myself these questions more often and with strong intention.

So, what are the questions you ask yourself, or your kids, or your spouse, or employees, or...?

Aunt Laya


old sojur said...

I like your style, it's a little weird,but totally inspiring.Please keep it up, I love the Bette Midler video. You are an amazing person, have a nice day!

You are a child of the universe,
No less than the trees and the stars;
You have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
No doubt the universe is unfolding;
As it should.

Laya said...

Thanks for your comment old sojur, and for the prose. You are also inspiring and encouraging.
Best blessings,
Aunt Laya

FreyaR said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I find it very inspiring & interesting. I definitely be back for more.

FreyaR said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I find it very interesting & inspiring. I definitely be back for more.