Pamela Latour, Ph.D
“There are only two ways to live your life; as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein
How many times have you walked into your kitchen? So many times, I bet, that you no longer see the clutter that is beginning to accumulate on the counter top. This happens to all of us because our brain’s job is to form automatic programs. We walk, we drive, and we move on automatic. The same is true with thoughts. If we see the same thing over and over again, our brain puts it into a program and we stop looking. After all, we know what our kitchen looks like.
Habits of thought keeps us operating through our day without focusing on our every movement, but is there a down side to this automation? Unfortunately, yes. Many of us wake up, remember who we are, the roles we play and what we have to do today. We brush our teeth, make our coffee, and get dressed in the same way every day without ever paying attention. We drive to work the same way, talk to the same people, feel the same feelings, think the same thoughts, do the same job, drive home the same way, make the same food we usually make, watch the same television programs and go to bed at the same time. Very little changes from day to day. Sometimes we have glimpses of our need to touch a deeper connection to ourselves and our God and we pop up and ask, “Please God, give me abundance and give me prosperity? Please Lord, give me a happier life?”
Perhaps He has already given us abundance and prosperity and the ingredients for a happy life. What if they’ve been there all along and we have been asleep through our days and have missed it? Maybe our thought programs are tuning out His message that’s been all around us.
A new program needs to be written and it should follow a basic format. When we wake, and while we’re brushing our teeth and making our coffee, let’s try keeping our attention on things that we are happy about. Look out the window and thank God for the sunrise. Don’t turn on the news. Think about things that make us feel grateful. Let’s decide to see our lives in abundance and prosperity. If someone comes into our mind that we have had conflict with, immediately forgive them. Let it go. Try setting a timer on our phone to go off several times a day to remind us to be happy and grateful. This thought program will give us the wonderful life, growth, and happiness that we seek.
Understand that abundance and prosperity are relative anyway.
A few years ago, computers were the size of a moving box. The internet was dial-up. Telephones were rotary with long twisted cords that got tangled on everything. There were no mobile phones. Our ancestors in the middle ages had no glass in their windows as they threw their frozen chamberpot out every morning, hopefully missing any passersby below.
How abundant and prosperous is your life already? What gifts do you already have? Who loves you and who do you love? What can you thank God for right now? It’s up to you to decide if nothing is a miracle, or if everything is a miracle.
Pamela Latour, Ph.D. is a speaker, artist and hypnotherapist. You can reach her at 813-520-8894 or at thepowertochangereality.com.