the llama blog
practicing yoga off the mat.
Where you place your attention grows. This concept has popped up in many different books, emails and meditations I’ve read this summer. It’s as if the universe is holding up a sign to me, and saying “please stop being so negative to yourself.”
Blame it on the summer heat, or my learned behaviors from my childhood, when challenges get tough, I doubt myself. I second guess. Then I start saying negative things like “I’m no good at this,” “I wish I were more patient.” I’m sure you have felt this way once or twice in your life.
After reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Wishes Fulfilled, I started changing the statements I say to myself. Instead of saying, “I wish I was more compassionate so I could be more patient with my children,” I now say, “I am compassionate.” And you know what, it works. I stand a little softer and find myself smiling more as though I were filled with compassion.
I’ve outlined Dr. Dyer’s path to fulfilling your wishes, but I do encourage you to pick up his book.
Positive thinking can alter your path. Begin with these two little words, “I am.”