"Lose sight of all limitations. Abundance is God's Supply. Turn out all limited thoughts. Receive showers..."
(From "God Calling", A.J. Russell, May 24)
What are the predominant thoughts filling my mind today? Are they thoughts of lack, limitation, negativity OR thoughts of plenty, abundance, and positivity?
There is an 8a.m. meeting everyday at a club near my house and every day they read a piece about attitude. The final sentence is - life is 90% attitude and 10% what happens to you. I need to cultivate my attitude to produce plenty of positive thoughts.
When I arrived battered, broken, bent, and bowed down to my knees in surrender and defeat at the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous, my mind was filled with despair. Despite that, there was one small positive thought, that somehow all would be alright and there was a tiny spark of hope. I believe this positive thought was a gift from God.
My mind was involved in furious battle for many of my early years in recovery - a war of positive versus negative thinking and good versus bad labeling. Gradually through constant repetition and practice of the 12 steps and living the AA way of life, my thinking and attitudes shifted from primarily lack and limit to plenty and abundance.
If I find the following kinds of thoughts in my head, I know I need to take action quickly to change my thinking:
I can't ever overcome my past.
I don't have enough.
It will never happen.
I'll never change.
This situation will never change.
I am fearful.
Life is sad.
When I have thoughts like the following in my mind, I believe I'm on the right path:
Anything and everything is possible.
Prayer changes things.
I am enough.
I am happy, joyous and free.
I can change.
The situation will change.
God will provide.
God is in charge.
Life is beautiful.
Today life is beautiful. I have many people in my life that I love and I feel loved by others. I even love myself. It doesn't get much better than this.
Change Of Direction
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