Quote of the month:
Behind every feeling is a thought that came first
What was the thought?
TAKE A BREATH!
Put some space between the thought and the feeling.
Ask yourself questions like the following:
Is it true? Is the thought accurate or is it just a story you are making up?
It is true that I stepped on a worm. It is true that it is my 46th birthday. Those are the factual parts. (For further reading about "Just the Facts", click here) It is not true that the worm holds any particular, specific meaning.
Let's say we answer the first question, "Yes, it is true." Even if it is accurate, there may be another way to look at it. Are you seeing the whole elephant? (For further reading on this subject, click here. )
What else could it mean?
Is it serving (helping) you to think this thought?
As always, I would love to hear your feedback or questions. You may submit them by clicking on the "comments" link at the end of the post.
To read last month's post, Are you Breathing? ..... click here.
Until next month...
Keep it simple!