Change Your Thoughts: Change Your Life

Earlier this week I tweeted about experiencing a personal epiphany. It happened as the result of a practice that my friend Carolyn over at eMotionWorks recommended to me a couple years ago. Each morning (okay, each morning that I think about it – which is more like a morning each week) I get up and, before doing anything (except getting coffee of course), I sit and engage in a practice she calls “scripting.”

Essentially it is an exercise in setting my attitude correctly for the day. (From past blog posts you might be able to tell which posts were written on days I did this versus days I didn’t.) It’s a simple process – I date the page and begin my list of all the things in my life for which I am grateful. Taking time to recognize the blessings in our lives has a profoundly positive impact on our thought processes, and as Wayne Dyer would tell you: change your thoughts, change your life. (See: Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao)

I then take this one step further. I include in my list the things that I want to happen, which may not have yet come to pass. I write them down, as though they have already happened because, the mind has a brilliant way of figuring out how to get things done, once we give it free reign by believing in its ability to do so.

On this morning I had the rare experience of my hand moving without much thought from me… words were being written and they were definitely appearing out of my subconscious. In the midst of my scribble the very purpose of my life became crystal clear. It was the biggest “aha” moment of my life so far.

I may talk more on this topic in future posts but for now, I just want to shout out my endorsement for this very worthwhile practice. Note: you MUST write it down. Thinking about these things is good, but physically writing them down adds a physical element to the process that is unrivaled by thoughts alone. Try it for two weeks – tell me if it doesn’t change your life.

Be happy. Be grateful.