WEEK FOUR DAY FOUR
As I awaken today, I note the feelings I have. Perhaps they are positive ones, perhaps not so positive. Whatever they are, I know I have the ability to choose my thoughts and my feelings as much as I chose my actions. Just as I learned at very young age not to touch a hot stove, I learn now how to choose the thoughts I want to have and thus influence those feelings strongly. I have learning that thoughts are indeed powerful things. I have seen how my thoughts have affected this new lifestyle I have chosen, this holistic lifestyle. I see how much better I feel now throughout the day. I have learned that if there is something unwanted coming my way, I can chose whether it is something I want to deal with directly, side step it, perhaps to deal with later, or perhaps it is something negative coming from another person or some event that is not mine. I have learned that the negativities coming from others are not mine, unless I chose to accept them. And since I have chosen to live a joyful life, I do not take in the negativities of others. Instead I continue to focus on the wonderful life I have chosen to live. If others who are suffering ask me for help, I will help them. If they don’t seem to be asking for any help, I will not force anything on them, but perhaps just give them a pat on the back. I will offer comfort and even advise where others seem to seek it from me, but never “preach” to them in any way. And under no circumstances will I chose to enter their negative ways. I have found that negativity that comes to me from others does not belong to me. Only if an unfortunate event happens to me, will I chose to deal with it. And when it does, I will know it is just one of those things that happen in life. I will know that I can chose to learn from it and work it out and eventually, it will pass and I will have drawn a positive conclusion from it. I remember how I used to be, how “crippled” I had allowed myself to become in some ways, before I chose to live this holistic lifestyle. I see how many changes I have adapted in my life and how much better my life has become. I know it is better because I feel and look better now than I ever have. I have a wonderful, cheerful, joyful feeling deep inside of me, and I carry that with me always no matter what. I smile that little smile I have, acknowledging myself as a unique, immortal being and go about my life in a truly inspired way, sharing with others whenever the opportunity arises. And of course, I continue to make those healthy food choices since I have chosen this wonderful lifestyle.