Today’s affirmation – “I question my thoughts and create ‘better feeling stories’ for those that don’t serve me”

I guess the first question is, do you notice the thoughts that don’t serve you so that you can create better feeling stories?

That is the first step.  When something happens and we ‘suffer’, as Katie says in the quote, it’s not the thought causing our pain, it’s our attachment to it.  Think of a situation happening right now that is causing you to suffer. Ask, what is the thought/belief that is causing me pain?

It can be something as simple as a friend not inviting you to a group outing, a boyfriend/girlfriend not calling when they say they will, a colleague telling you they don’t need your help.  It’s not these situations that cause our suffering, it’s the meaning we put behind the situation.  For example if your boyfriend doesn’t call when he says he will, the thought could be ‘he doesn’t care about me’.
Here’s a great, short (approx. 9 mins) video where Katie walks us through ‘The Work‘ (4 questions and the turn arounds) to help explain this concept and the example of ‘he doesn’t care about me.’  As you watch, please feel free to insert the statement you came up with that is causing you pain.

Today, I invite you to join me and affirm “I question my thoughts and create better feeling stories for those that don’t serve me” and let’s start noticing those thoughts that cause us pain.  And, if our goal is peace, let’s question and release the ones that cause us pain.

Have a meditative day!

 

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