A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog suggesting our minds could be our magic wands. I got quite a few responses and discussions on this topic so I thought I would address what is coming up for many of you. The response below is just a typical example of the inquiries that came up:
I’m past the flu and feeling better.
I would love to own my wand! But how do I overcome these old die-hard habits of worry and doubt as a result of what people have said to me? I do the work, and I talk to myself all the time. Still the thoughts come into play.”
Sneaky Partners: Worry and Doubt
My Response: I’m glad you’re feeling better, but let’s get you past those sneaky partners, “worry” and “doubt”. Rest assured, you are not the only one haunted by these fellas, and they are dangerous!
This is one of the most important topics in understanding how you are creating the results you are getting. Now let’s be honest, where worry and doubt are, there is a third fella lingering close by – FEAR! The “trio” of worry, doubt and fear MUST be dealt with in order for you to use that “magic wand” – your mind – to create what you desire.
Every human suffers from some combination of fears be it fear of death, ill health, old age, loss of love, criticism, and poverty.
I could (and will) write a whole article on this, but for the purposes of setting you in the right direction, consider the above fears. Be honest, which fears have attached themselves to you? Write them down.
Know that fear is a state of mind. States of mind can be changed by being decisive. You could look at worry as a form of sustained fear caused by indecision, therefore it’s a state of mind which can be controlled. If it’s ill health you fear, decide to forget symptoms. If it’s criticism you fear, make the decision to not worry about what other people think, do or say. You also have to commit and practice.
You have the power to feed your mind whatever thoughts you choose. This is a privilege which bears the responsibility of using it constructively. Give your mind the thoughtful food that is aligned with what you desire, NOT with what you do not want.
Decide, commit and practice whenever those fellas throw your wand for a loop!
Hope that helps.