We have become a company that counts and tracks everything. Previously, our obsession with counting was limited to bank accounts and our years on the planet. However, with the invention of activity trackers, smartphones, smartwatches, and the development of software applications, many of us now track our daily activity in steps, exercise minutes, mindful moments, or time. meditation, calories, water intake, and more!
I can’t call it a day without closing my three activity rings on my Apple Watch. It’s a healthy habit, and I feel accomplished and complete when this third and final ring is closed and my watch displays its glorious animation of spinning rings exploding into fireworks.
There’s even a way to monitor the impact of your thoughts on your body with emWave technology. Using an emWave device, you can learn to shift to an optimal state by changing your thoughts. You don’t need to own something like that to transform your thoughts. You can do a quick test of how you are feeling right now, trace the feeling back to the thoughts you are thinking to create the feeling, and then choose a different idea to focus on that will change your feelings.
I’m not saying you don’t need to feel your feelings. Indeed, we are called to reveal, feel and heal. However, sometimes the repetitive thoughts are old tapes from the past played out of habit because no new thoughts have been introduced to replace them, so the old feelings carry on and depress you.
Dr. Ernest Holmes observed: “Just as water purifies itself by flowing, so the impure current of our mental life is purified by applied constructive thought.” So the question to ask is, are the thoughts that produce these feelings based on a vintage model and a way of being that no longer serves me? If the answer is yes, it’s time to change. As with calorie tracking, exercise minutes, meditation, and mindful moments, only you can make the changes necessary to produce the desired result.
Try this on for size: I live, move and have my being in a universe that works for me. Nothing is against me. All my needs are met. This life is a gift, and I celebrate it daily. I am grateful, thankful and very obliged. My heart overflows with appreciation for all that is. I am gifted, quirky and uplifted. I am well blessed, highly favored, and my cup overflows. So I lean on my good and I say yes, bless, bless. I’m on the awesome side of awesome at the top of my game. I rent my life in the name of love. I give thanks for the abundant good that surrounds me. I’m on fire for Spirit and I’m not afraid to show it. My words uplift, inspire and create. And oh yes, I lost some weight.
By beginning to follow your thoughts, you will transform your life.
And that’s how.
Reverend Elizabeth Rowley Hogue is a freelance columnist for Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at [email protected].