I get a lot of emails most being articles or blogs about the kind of stuff I’m interested in here at happyecho.com But Today I got an email from a website focused on manifesting, the law of attraction and enlightenment. I was surprised by their belief and focus on monitoring “every single thought.” I must say though that they had a lot of great things to say in that email – mixed in with the whole “you need to monitor every single thought,” “think only positive thoughts,” and “beware of your ego.”
So I thought I should make it a little clearer what I believe about monitory your thoughts, thinking only positive thoughts and the big bad scary ego. So often people want to label things and happyecho.com in a group that it may not belong.
As far as monitor your thoughts – I would not recommend attempting a task so big and unnecessary. Instead I would urge you to listen to what your emotions are telling you about the present moment direction you are heading in. (read: “Negative” Emotions are Good!!) God gave every single human being on this planet the most wonderful gift. Emotions. Your emotions are so much more than you may have previously thought they were. They are your direct connection to the non-physical – to God. They are your first line of communication from the non-physical.
Once you understand that communication and connection you open yourself up to other types of communication -like: actual words from non-physical. I would recommend caring about how you feel. Since your emotions are your very own internal GPS. If in this moment you are feeling emotions that feel good to you (like: bliss, happiness, energetic, peace, etc..) then know that God is telling you that you are thinking a thought or heading down a path that will bring you more feelings you would consider good.
If you are feeling emotions that feel badly to you (like: despair, sadness, anger, etc..) then know God is telling you that you are thinking a thought or heading in a direction that will bring you pain and suffering.
Now for the whole “think only positive thoughts.” I would stress to you instead that you do not beat yourself up or put yourself down. Do know that whatever you focus your attention on grows and manifest in your life. So try to focus on the positive aspects of your fellow man and the situations you encounter. But do not beat yourself up if you need to vent about a person or situation. Sometimes venting can be healthy and release your anger or frustration. I would always recommend to keep your complaints to a minimum – because I believe you will just get more of whatever you’re complaining about.
If ever I personally feel the need to complain about something I try first thinking of all the positive aspects of the person or situation – even if those aspects have nothing to do with me or maybe in the past. Then I may vent, but then I go back to trying to come up with as long of a list of positive aspects that I can. Because those are the aspects I would like to attract more of.
It’s like a sandwich – any managers or supervisors know that when you need to talk to an employee about something you’d like them to do better you always Sandwich your complaints in the middle of positive aspects of the employee. The employee is more likely to improve under those circumstances and in the same ways so will your relationships and your life situations if you use the sandwich method on yourself.
Now the big bad scary ego. Lol. I would think of your ego as a child. A child who wants your love and attention. Not an annoying child – but a child you love and want to give your attention to. I do not know if you need to “transcend” or “rise above” your ego. For me I have noticed that my ego moves with me. Like a cats tail. I would not chase it – I would instead just let it follow me and offer it my love and appreciation for moving in the direction I am.
The ego is no more solid than anything else in this Universe. It is always moving and changing (transforming itself) to meet you. If you want to be a nicer more loving person make nicer, and more loving decisions throughout your day. And notice that your ego will follow your direction. There is no need to be scared of it or try to get rid of it. It is a part of you. Love it. Love you.
So I think the conclusion to all this is – Care about how you feel and follow those good feeling thoughts and actions.