Choose thoughts which feel like they serve your highest purpose. You will know which thoughts are serving you based on how you feel in the body.
Our thoughts do not control us. They do not belong to us and we are not our thoughts. If we are able to notice thoughts coming and going in the mind then clearly they are separate from us. There is the one that notices the thought and there is the thought.
This understanding begins the process of dis-identification with thought which then allows us to recognise that many of our thoughts are not actually true, but are beliefs that we have picked up from family and society.
As our awareness expands in this way there is the realisation that we can actually choose our thoughts. When we experience negative oriented thoughts such as 'I'm a failure,' we can choose not to agree, and can consciously switch them to more positive thoughts such as, 'I'm a success.'
We can also pay attention to how our thoughts feel. Our bodies are constantly communicating with us and if we tune in and pay attention to how we're feeling we can more easily identify which thoughts are in alignment with our truth.
Experiment with this: choose some thoughts, both positive and negative and as you think them pay attention to how your body feels. Are the thoughts bringing you down or raising you up? As we become attuned to this practice it becomes a natural process and we can easily recognise when a thought or action is out of alignment with our highest truth. Choose thoughts which serve you and live from your true power! ~ Louise 💚