Monday, January 14, 2008
Reprogramming Your Mental Computer
"When things don't work out as you planned, rather than complaining, look for something good in your circumstances. Fill your mind with good thoughts. Your mind is similar to a computer. What you program into it dictates how it will function.....too often we allow negative thoughts, words, and other devious viruses to access our minds...corrupting our information and values. We were created in the image of God. He programmed us to live abundant lives, to be happy, healthy, and whole," Joel says in chapter 13. Man, it can be hard to look for the good in everything! Jampolsky says, "I can look upon everything I experience today as a positive lesson, without exception." This is so powerful because often life does not turn out the way I think it should. Now, though, when something happens that I term as a "bad" thing, I look for some good to come out of it. My daughter Tori's accident and her ensuing health issues devastated me, but she survived!!! Not only that, but she defied her "supposed" physical conditions by having a baby, even though the doctors said she wouldn't be able to have any more children. I probably wrote about this before, but it was such a huge turning point in my life that it really influenced how I think. I know that I must keep positive thoughts so that I can have peace of mind.