I’ve noticed when I’m judging. I notice when I’m overanalyzing. Right now, are you overanalyzing, or are you judging? Notice when you’re comparing yourself to others. I notice when I’m comparing myself to others. I notice when I’m over planning. I notice that. I can see those thoughts and feel those thoughts. I also focus when I’m grateful and when I’m appreciative. I notice what it feels like to be open and vulnerable. Personal growth or personal development is practicing daily and developing your awareness of being mindful of what thoughts create what emotions. We are what we think. I love what the Buddha says. “All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.” Thoughts and emotions happen as a result of your interaction with the world based on your perception of past experiences.
It’s the way the mind works. How you and I perceive the world helps us form our thoughts that become our reactions and our behaviors, both unconsciously and consciously. If we perceive the world as unfriendly, it helps us form thoughts that become protective and harsh or quick to defend. We may not even be conscious until someone lovingly points it out and helps us into new awareness. After all, your thoughts create your feelings. Your thoughts create your emotions. Your thoughts create your behavior. What you attract in your life is a result of what you’ve been thinking about for a long time. Just look around you. It’s evidence of what you’re thinking.
The good part is this. This is the good news, and I love this thought. Emotions are the fuel for creation. We need emotion. Everything you dwell upon in your mind and your heart, everything that you believe in, is drawn into physical manifestation. The more emotion you put behind that, the faster it is manifested. Thank goodness for feelings that create emotions. Feelings and emotions are what ignite your desire and create what you want. Right now, just ask yourself, 1 low, 10 high, how happy do you feel? Right now, how happy do you feel? Pick a happier thought. Notice that if you dare to feel really good, make a thought that’s even happier. If you really want to feel great, make a list of 50 things that you are grateful for only if you really, really, really want to put some strong emotion behind your creation. I love that thought. Gratitude is the fuel for creation, because it’s such a high level of octane emotion, energy in motion.