Are your thoughts nurturing you and your loved ones? Are you your own best friend or your own worst enemy?
Going back 15 years I had a very low self-worth so my thoughts were prodominantly self-defeating. I remember talking with a positive, happy friend and asking her what she did when negativity plagued her. She stated simply that she just took a deep breath and let it go......
I took this sage advice and researched a variety of healing therapies. Slowly I began replacing negative, self-loathing thoughts for more positive empowering ones. The most healing mantra for me was, 'I love and approve of myself'.
I continued to read a lot about metaphysics, which is about going beyond the physical to the mental cause behind any pain or disease. I had often suffered from sore shoulders, and according to Louise L. Hay, the probable mental cause behind this was the lack of joy I felt in my life, so making my own life a burden just through my attitude.
So I started to affirm to myself 'I choose to allow all my experiences to be joyous and loving'. Miraculously I ceased from experiencing pain in my shoulders anymore. I also felt more loving and appreciative of my life, so therefore my life started to reflect this back to me.
Nurturing your thoughts creates the ability to contribute to your own healing process. To really nurture ourselves we need to have a positive mental attitude about ourselves and about life. Wayne Dyer was quoted as saying 'Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world'. Your thoughts really do create how you perceive life and life will always reflect this back to you.
As parents, we also have a responsiblity to really be conscious of our thoughts, as children are very open, and can easily be influenced by the consciousness of the adults around them (Louise L. Hay). When we as parents are having a low energy, 'bad' day, more than likely your children will be feeling this too and will behave accordingly.
When we fully love, and accept ourselves, we will be in the position to fully love and accept others. Nurturing your thoughts can and will create peace, harmony and well-being for the whole community at large.
We are all responsible for the way we think and nurturing our thoughts will enable us to nurture others, which is an essential part of being a positive parent. Be your own best friend...you deserve to be loved.