There are many who suggest the first thing we think of every morning is a positive centering thought such as, “Today is a great day”. Great idea, and one that I have practiced and exercised over my years. I have taken it into the day and every where I’ve gone during that day, “today is a great day, today is a great day, today is a great day”. As a mental exercise, it does’nt work for me. As an exercise it is merely a repetitive experience, much like positive thinking. For me, If I have to say “it’s a great day” what I’m really saying is, it isn’t a great day! The next stop for me was, what was I missing, what wasn’t working and why?
We all know thoughts and feelings are connected, so they must be involved, but only in our self created outer world. As I look back at the days in my life that I’ve felt great, I mean really great, there existed “a feeling”, a sense of wonder, excitement, an energetic transformative experience. In that experience there where no challenges or obstacles that couldn’t be conquered, nothing that I couldn’t do. As I reflect back on those days, there were no specific mantras or specific thoughts even present. No thoughts of failure, lack, fear, etc. only a sense of wonder and peaceful joy, a safe place where all my needs were met (or I really didn’t have an needs). There is a place where everyday is “Great” My thinking suggests the very basic, the most simplified, purified idea here is “no thought” is the key and door to a great day! Giddy-up
”Blessings on your journey”