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Neo-Pagan Modern Thoughts On Society

Each day of our life our mind steers its focus on a billion different things. Past experiences, future desires, current problems, a barking dog, the smell of coffee brewing in the morning, hunger, traffic, politics, what we are going to do after work, and countless others thoughts come into and out of our minds. Some last for a flickering mili-second, others haunt us all day. And what we focus on the most is what drives the flavor for the rest of our day and potentially the rest of our lives.

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Image of an Ikebana flower arrangement in stained glass.Each day of our life our mind steers its focus on a billion different things. Past experiences, future desires, current problems, a barking dog, the smell of coffee brewing in the morning, hunger, traffic, politics, what we are going to do after work, and countless others thoughts come into and out of our minds. Some last for a flickering mili-second, others haunt us all day. And what we focus on the most is what drives the flavor for the rest of our day and potentially the rest of our lives.

Scientists can now measure thought. And they know that the weight of a postiive, happy thought far outweighs the negative, bad thought. Our whole day may be ruined because we dwell on a dark and negative feeling or thought. Or our day can be the best day of our life, if we focus on the brightest memory or warmest emotion.

But many times we don’t even realize that we are thinking about a negative thing. We just do it naturally. Instead of thinking about how life is wonderful and how you have all of the things you ever set out to get, we think about what we don’t have or about how hard life is and how stressful our lives our.

Try this excercise: Be aware of your thoughts through a normal day. Notice the ebb and flow of your thoughts. How sometimes you think about a past pain and sometimes you think about a future desire. Realize when you are living in the moment. Are you smelling the feint odor of flowers you are walking past right now, or are you recalling a past emotion of hurt and disappointment? Whenever you catch yourself thinking about something negative or something that is not real and in the moment right now, re-focus your mind on a pleasant thought. Think about your favorite painting. See an image of your favorite beach and listen for the rumble of the surf crashing against the shore. Visualize your dream home and try to do an imaginary walk through of that dream home. Ponder what you will do with a million dollars. What would be the first thing you will buy and where will you go to buy it? Remember a funny memory of something silly that you did or your kids did in the past? Make yourself smile. Make yourself laugh. Make yourself feel the bounty that is life and be appreciative of those good feelings.

Do not permit yourself to have a bad day. Force yourself into a place of real gratitude and happiness. It will change the way others see you and the way you see other circumstances in your life.

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