Which thoughts do you choose?

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

How often I forget that I have the ability to choose my thoughts and to pick ones that are healthier for my mind and soul!

How often do you remember to invoke your ability to choose your thoughts? Which thoughts are you choosing now?


Image adapted from an image shared by No-longer-here from Pixabay

Your windows on the world

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ~Alan Alda

How often do you take time to challenge your assumptions about the world? Do you even know what assumptions you are making on a regular basis?

Knowing what they are and challenging them regularly can open up whole new vistas to view.


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The real difficulty

girl sitting on bench looking down with dark clouds all around her

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” ~Maya Angelou

Whether the challenge is in healing, in pursuing your dreams, or in transforming your life, the real difficulty we face over and over again is changing how we think about ourselves. We must recognize our inherent worth and beauty to be able to move forward into the life we long for.

Where do you need to change how you think of yourself?

Thoughts are boomerangs


“Thoughts are boomerangs, returning with precision to their source. Choose wisely what you throw.” ~Anonymous

There was a time when my head was a very scary place to venture.

The thoughts in there weren’t very kind (especially to myself). As a result, life didn’t seem very kind to me either.

Over time I’ve learned that while I may not have any control over what thoughts appear, I do have control over which ones I entertain and allow to stick around.

Exercising this choice has made such a difference not only in what goes on in my head, but also in the quality of my life as a whole.

My thoughts and my life are much kinder these days.

What thoughts do you allow in your head? How could you choose them more wisely?


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