I should call this week’s post “distractions”, but decided that focus would be a more positive description! One of my family members asked me to drive her home from a minor surgery on Tuesday that turned into a three day unexpected stay at her home! My routine was completely disrupted but I went with it and ended up having a great time with her family. My family ended up dragging our gifts to her house and sharing Christmas day together. So instead of running around doing more shopping, I spent the days before Christmas hanging out with family…so nice! I realized that the cancellation of the ski vacation I wrote about in last week’s post made this possible. Although I did not focus on the MKMMA material this week, my PPN of helping others was definitely met!
In the past I may have been hard on myself for missing the mark by not keeping up with the readings, but this time I chose not to do that. Must be that Gal in the Glass poem kicking in — right?
I didn’t have time to do much “thinking” this week as I was in react and move mode. As I read Part Thirteen of Haanel, I realize again how awareness of our thoughts is so important. Sentence 23 reads “Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein lies the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.” The mental diet from negative thoughts and the judgement-free attitude are helping me with this awareness and constructive direction of my thoughts.
More effort is needed by me in the area of reducing “idle thinking”. I want to determine which thoughts are in that category and which thoughts are valid and constructive — and not just daydreaming. Maybe my subby is at work creating my new reality or maybe the old blueprint is working hard at maintaining those peptide reactions in the brain? Probably a little of both — all I know is that I am thrilled with the ideas that I am learning in this program and the possibilities that are before me!