On February 10th at 2:44am, I turned 54. Something I say with great pride and enormous gratitude. Another year above the ground as my grandmother used to say. Birthdays can be seen as a time of celebration. Celebration of life.
I took some time on my special day to reflect on my life. I found myself reflecting on battles fought and won. I say won because I am still here to tell about them. I am referring to battles of the mind, which I believe is where all battles originate. Taming the mind has been and continues to be a real challenge for me at times.
My mind is the source of great happiness when I allow it to be. It is the source of my peace and contentment when I allow it to be. It is the source of my joy when I allow it to be. On the other hand, my mind is the source of great struggle when I allow it to be. I have come to realize and know that my thoughts become things.
I have spent quite a bit of time in my life allowing my mind to cause me distress and dis-ease. Whether it is an addiction, habit, distress or disease, it all starts in the mind. It is my intention in this new year of my life, to be more aware of the battles of my mind. It is my intention to choose to allow my mind to be the source of my peace, joy and abundance.
It can be a struggle and takes mindful awareness to keep our thoughts in check and to remain in control over the battles of the mind. For me it takes a constant reminding myself that my thoughts actually do become things. I affirm for this 54th year of my life, I am healthy, whole, and complete. I will not let my mind control me but I will control it.
Remember how we feel is determined by what we think and how we choose to deal with our battles. No other person or external thing is responsible for how we feel. It is controlled in our individual minds. Understanding that there will always be battles, as they teach us lessons, it is my intention to live more in the spiritual mind as opposed to the human mind. I have found that in the spiritual mind battles are handled more peacefully. I look forward to this new year of my life with great certainty and knowing. As I continue to be more aware, I know that it will be a year of more spiritual growth. A year of prosperity. A year of inner peace. And a year of happiness and perfect health.
Thanks once again for your faithfulness in taking a few minutes to read my thoughts. I am very grateful for each of you. As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments. Have a blessed week.