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Week 7: Throw out the Trash

Don't be a grouch...just get rid of it!

Don’t be a grouch…just get rid of it!

So I have to laugh.  Second time writing this blog post.  I thought I saved my most recent draft…all I needed to do was proof read and I guess I didn’t.  Needed to do some updates and had to restart the computer and after dinner no blog post!  This is a perfect example of shifting, changing throwing out the negative and realizing that it doesn’t serve us! For about 3 seconds I wanted to be a Grouch but I knew better. As Emmet Fox states in The 7 Day Mental Diet ” The condition of my life tomorrow, and the next week, and next year, will be entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which I choose to entertain…”

I choose what I feed my body, mind and soul every second of every day.  Do I really want to feed it trash?  I am not just speaking of food or praiseworthy movies, books and music, which would most definitely be included, but I am speaking down to the inner most thoughts and feelings even the ones that we don’t express. I choose my thoughts each day which I then cannot choose the consequence. Thoughts create a causative effect.  I can not have negative thoughts, negative words, negative emotions and expect to have positive things in my life.  This goes against natural laws by which we are all privy too. If something smells like rotten fish than look inward.  I am absolutely blown away every week! I am learning this stuff and what’s even more amazing is that there is a remembrance as if I have known it once before. If I want a different outcome than something has to change and that something is inside my mind. This week I have started a 7 day mental diet of nothing but prime nourishment.  The first two days were really quite phenomenal.  I felt on fire and then day three came.  I felt like every turn every movement there was a negative thought trying to draw me in, draw my attention before then closing a garbage lid on top of me as if trying to trap me forever in a stinking pile of trash.  I would not let it….at every turn I would defend and redirect my thoughts to that of God and positive memories, experiences and affirmations.  I was so exhausted by the end of the day.  I craved to have what Og Mandino says about a shield that deflects hate and anger, ” It will become stronger and more protective with use until one day I will cast it aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men…” I wanted to have that feeling of strength and courage.

So day 1 once again starting over on my journey of 7 consecutive days of pure aspiring truth!  Amazing! As I greet each day with love I grow stronger.  I cannot fail for failing only comes when one gives up.  I can not, I will not give up.  “I will greet each day with love in my heart. And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart.” -Og Mandino

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