What have you been thinking lately? Have your thoughts been positive or negative.
This winter I’ve taken time to go inwards. I’ve been doing lots of meditation and have stepped back from actively marketing my business. As an introvert it is always a challenge to talk to lots of people. And it takes me out of my comfort zone.
Which has brought me to the point of questioning the business. Do I really want to be doing this?
There are always lots of different roles that a small business owner has to do. And at times I feel overwhelmed.
That is when I really need to listen to my thoughts. Using Byron’s Katie’s The Work, www.thework.com, I can ask “Is it true?” “Do I really know that it is true?”
Frequently I can see that I have made up a story to reflect how I am feeling.
Katie’s questions give us insights about ourselves. They help us to recognize the judgments we are making about the stressful situation.
Inner peace is the art of meeting ourselves with understanding. We need to recognize that the seeds for our unhappiness lie in the sub-conscious mind. These are the belief systems we have inherited as well as our unresolved emotional baggage, along with our attachments and mindsets.
Life invariably gives us people and situations that are challenging. Keeping an eye on our dominant thought patterns can help us to lessen their impact on our life. We can choose our actions rather than find that we have already reacted.