One of the books I was recently sent to read and share with my readers was Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century by Carol Tuttle.
I often like to introduce you to an author and their work simply by sharing a passage from their book with you. What better way to become familiar with an author, right?!
If I were to summarize this book in one paragraph, it would be this: Remembering Wholeness challenges the reader to ask this question, “Am I in control of my life or is my life in control of me?” Carol Tuttle eloquently reminds the reader that we are in control of our own destiny and that we have the power…. and the right… to go after those things we want most.
Since this whole attitude begins in one very important place – our mind – I thought I’d share a passage from the book about thoughts. It’s from Chapter 2: We Choose Every Thought We Think And We Can Create Any Thought We Want.
We think approximately sixty thousand thoughts daily. We are always thinking. Our mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy depending on what we choose to do with it. God has given us a powerful tool that allows us to be creators of our lives. We are completely in charge of our minds. No matter how we are feeling physically or emotionally, we are free mentally to think any thought of our choice.
Our mental body is at a higher vibration than our emotional body, meaning our minds are more powerful than our feelings. We have been trained to listen to our feelings and create thoughts that match our feelings. Therefore, if we are feeling negative feelings, we will think negative thoughts. We believe we cannot start thinking and perceiving ourselves in a positive light until we feel positive feelings. Take charge of you life by taking charge of your thoughts. Change your life by changing your thoughts. – Carol Tuttle: Page 9, Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century.
Over the coming days, pay close attention to your thoughts. See how many positive, proactive, constructive thoughts you have as opposed to negative, passive, destructive thoughts. Problems you may be experiencing can, more likely than not, be traced directly back to stinkin’ thinkin’ – the good news is that, if this is the case, the cure is completely within your reach.
Thanks for sharing the passage Joi. This is a great reminder. Direct your thoughts or they’ll direct you.
One technique which has helped me is to slow everything down. I walk slowly, drive slowly, talk….well…more slowly 😉 Being in slow motion allows my awareness to take a step back. I can see how speedy my thoughts, feelings, and actions normally are. When you can observe your thoughts you no longer need be held captive by them. You realize that your thoughts, feelings, and body aren’t you. You are awareness attending to these objects.
The challenge is to live in slow motion in the Tri-State area. New Jerseyites are as aggressive and fast-paced as New Yorkers. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to have others criticize or get angry at you for slowing things down – especially on the road or on line at the store – but the rewards of a heightened awareness are well worth it.
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Megan Zuniga says
They said that God placed the head over the heart so the head can rule the heart. Does that make sense? The book sounds interesting and empowering.
Rodrigo Silveira says
Very nice. This book is now on my wishlist! I do believe that our thoughts are the greatest determining factor of how our lives turn out. It’s not what happens that determines who we become, because what happens happens to everyone. But it’s what we do about what happens that will either maker us stronger or weaker. I love reading about teh mind game that goes on inside our head and heart.
I bought Carol Tuttle’s book when it first came out and could tell it was a keeper because I was compelled to dog-ear and highlight the pages. Then I bought copies as gifts. One copy helped a dear friend get through some very difficult times with a remarkable calm. Carol’s work may be pretty basic for those familiar with the concepts, but as an introduction it’s priceless.
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Tami Gomez says
Soooooooooo true!! “Thought” is step 1 of the 7 principles of wealth creation. Thank you for sharing this article!!