Central to my spiritual practice is to pay attention to my thoughts since unbeknownst to me, my crazy thinking often dictates my behavior. What a disaster that can be! The idea I recorded this morning was to have a whole day devoted to eliminating negativity from my thinking - specifically:
- no criticism or judgment of other people.
- not talking about anybody not in the room (unless it's not gossip).
- not trying to get my way about anything.
The fourth thing that came to mind is how much more I need to practice taking responsibility for having a wonderful time every day. I spent way too many years being a leaf in the wind; letting whatever happened each day and whether I liked it or not, determine whether I had a good or a bad day. Every morning when I wake up I have forgotten completely who is responsible for having a wonderful day. Maybe I could tatoo this on the palm of my hand.