BLOG by Karen Offord
2nd August 2014
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared” Buddha
Facebook is chock-a-block of quotes - everywhere you look, someone's
posted a short, positive, quote (yes I've posted them too).
They seem to annoy some, but for many of us they give us a little pick me up, sometimes even an 'aha' moment!
Personally I love them. Because they come from someone's heart and personal experience, many from an authoritative figure. So we feel reassurance, guidance and hope in their words.
Recently I saw one that really moved me; I hit the like button instantly, wishing Facebook had a 'love' button at the same time. It was posted by a good friend of mine and written by someone who inspires me, Louise Hay. It simply read:
"I don't fix problems, I fix my thinking and then problems fix themselves"
So brief and yet so powerful!
I'm writing about it today to remind us all of the power of our thoughts!
We all have "problems" we want to "fix" but it is through the awareness, focus and choice of our thoughts that our problems; grow and we suffer, dissipate or get the right attention to solve them for our highest good and the highest good of all.
So the next time you're faced with a problem and feel lost, disheartened or you feel there isn't an answer, remember this short powerful quote and straight away check in with the thoughts you're having about the problem you face.
Try using empowering questions to help you work through any problem you face, because staying stuck in worry, hopelessness or helplessness won't help you solve anything (you just suffer longer).
(An excerpt from: Dare to Dream, Your Journey of A Lifetime