Once it’s in cyber space there’s no getting it back, it’s out there…forever. Think about Google. Google remembers each thing we search so that the next time it can make a more informed decision & come up with better results.
But does the memory of what you once wanted, thought, or were searching for get in the way of what you need now?
Our minds are like computers. They are like Google. All we think gets stored. Our mind patterns get stored on our mental hard drive, saved for later. Stored until we come to a similar situation, conversation, or confrontation and in that moment all that stored info comes rushing forward.
Think about it. The first time you thought a negative thought, like ‘I’m not good enough’ when you failed a test or made a mistake. That thought got stored, it left a trail in your mind. So the next time you make a mistake it comes roaring back with more fervor “I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” If we don’t watch out the Google of our minds can create an endless stream of negativity.
So how do we begin to change our thought patterns, to create positivity trails in the mind that lead to more conscious living & acceptance?
1. Pay Attention: Watch your thoughts. Notice what situations bring up reaction. In that moment remember when you first had that thought. Think about why you are having that thought now, trace the pattern.
2. Shift the Pattern: Once you’ve noticed the pattern, it’s time to shift it. Begin to replace the negative thought, “I’m not good enough”, to something more productive “I will learn from this and grow.”
3. Rinse and Repeat: Repeat the new phrase to yourself over and over. Begin to trace a new thought pattern, create a line of positivity. Next time you are in the situation notice what first comes up. Overtime, with repetition & practice & will, the old negative thought pattern will erase and the positive one will flourish.
So be kind to yourself, let your Google search of the mind reset. And believe that a change in attitude can bring a change in life!