The Power of our Thoughts

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Artwork: Otis Jones

Good morning beautiful people,

I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.

As we embark on this new year, why not question the validity of our thoughts.

Did you ever take the time to write down a list of your top ten recurring thoughts? Are they about yourself? Others? The world? Can you absolutely be sure that they are true?

As author and spiritual teacher Byron Katie says about it in The Work:

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without enquiring. A belief is a thought that we have been attaching to, often for years… Placing the blame or judgement on someone else leaves us powerless to change our experience; taking responsibility for our beliefs and judgments gives us the power to change them.”

Lastly, “our parents, our children, our partners, our colleagues and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realise what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time. It is only when they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, that your Work is done.”

On this note, I am going to invite to read again the paragraph above and really take it in.

In case you feel stuck or in your head, blaming someone for the way your life is going, there is a way out.

Byron Katie has an app called The Work and you can also do online work with a certified The Work coach which can be found on her website.

Once you start going down this rabbit hole, new doors open and magic begins to unfold.

May you have a wonderful year, regardless of the situation.
May you be healthy, happy, at peace and have the dreams
that are for your highest good, come true.

Please don’t hesitate to message me if you have any questions, or would like the details of a great coach for The Work.

With love and deep respect

Vanessa

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