I’m grateful for the ability to question my thoughts. Thankfully, I’ve learned not to believe everything I think. I’ve learned to see the world through perspectives, which allows me so many choices in thinking. It allows me to keep digging deeper into how our minds work. My thinking teaches me SO much about myself and others. I know I’m only ever interpreting others through my own thoughts, so now it can get really interesting when I start thinking thoughts that are blocking and restricting my positive flow of energy. I’ve learned so many techniques to help navigate my thoughts and re-direct them. I’ve even discovered that some of the techniques I use daily helped to re-wire my brain. New thoughts help to create new neural pathways, which could be responsible for finally breaking me free from some long time toxic patterns. There are so many different solutions out there when we keep our mind open to see them. Some will work, and some won’t. Being aware of where our thoughts are through it all will help to guide us to get what we need. There are ALWAYS signs.
Coming from being a suicidal teen to the woman I am today has been an amazing journey. I remember thinking that I would NEVER be able to love myself, be happy, or have a healthy relationship. My thinking used to revolve around not being enough and not doing enough. The spirals those thoughts created got VERY ugly and often scary. Thinking that the world would be better off without me was just the tip of a VERY deep iceberg. If I didn’t learn what I have, I would have stuck to the same patterns that kept me believing the same series of thoughts. When I became aware and took my blinders off, I opened so many amazing doors. That is exactly why the first part of my book, Letters from a Better Me is “Blinders Off“. Without becoming aware of where our thoughts take us, we won’t be able to see our power to change the ones that are holding us back. I’m so grateful for the ability to get out of stinking thinking and embrace the power of mindful thinking.
Today, I commit to be conscious of the thought running through my head. When I can actively see and look at my thoughts, I have the ability to take my blinders off. I love the reminder that thoughts are not facts and don’t believe everything you think. Byron Katie showed me the power of questioning my thinking over ten years ago, and her powerful yet simple messages still play in my head every time I get myself into a thought spiral that isn’t benefiting my life or the lives of others around me. One of the best things I’ve ever done for myself is to decide that I wanted to live my life from a loving place. This decision helped me to question any thinking that goes against me doing just that, but it’s not as easy as writing the words. First, I had to really figure out what my definition of love was and what it meant TO ME to live from that place.
My work over since 2016 has been my journey in committing to this way of life. I do it on my Facebook page, the blog, and in all my work. I get lessons daily from my family, partner, friends, acquaintances, and strangers. I DO NOT live this way perfectly. I need to grow and learn just like every other human on the planet. The way I grow and transform my life is what matters to me. The way I question my thoughts and become more and more open to learn is what keeps me passionate about life. I’ve changed so many of my beliefs in the last fifteen years, and I remain open to keep changing. I try to stay up on the latest brain science because what they are discovering aligns with so much of my work and is the reasons I gave up so many of my old beliefs. Everything changes, grows, and evolves. Don’t keep yourself stagnant by believing thoughts that run like a hamster wheel in your mind. Slow down, take a look at the thoughts, write them down, and question if those thoughts are aligned with the life you WANT to be living. If they aren’t, start digging. I LOVE proving my thoughts wrong when they try to keep me prisoner.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2020
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