Monday, 10 November 2014

The Universe Does Listen?

I've been giving myself a hard time recently.  I really do not live up to my expectations.  There are so many areas of my life where I feel I have fell short and I now realise that there is no-one to blame but myself.  Often when I am at my lowest point, something will happen to help me change my thought process which so happened  this weekend when I listened to two motivational speakers on Super Soul Sunday on TLC.  The speakers were Bishop T D Jakes and Deepak Chopra.  I listened intently to what they were saying and really did feel uplifted at the end of the 'pep' talk.

The thing that stuck most in my mind from Bishop Jakes was 'you are where you are because of the thoughts you think' and from Deepak Chopra ' what the caterpillar thought was the end of the World was the birth of a butterfly'.

From now on I really am going to try and change my thought pattern.  It has taken years to build up a negative image of myself so I guess it will take time to start believing in my self worth.

As I have been writing this and leaning forward to read the writing on the screen (I am typing on a big old desktop computer)  the flame from the image of the candle has got increasingly hot forcing me to sit back.  How weird is that? Can you feel the heat from it too?!!!

* just in case people think I have finally 'lost it' I know that I can't really feel heat from the candle on the screen but it certainly warmed me up just looking at it!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Good for you Simone!
I love that caterpillar/butterfly quote.
V x

Marigold Jam said...

Like Greenrabbit I love that butterfly quote. I have another for you - Be Gentle with all things especially with yourself.

Rosie said...

What a wonderful quote about the butterfly. I also like and agree with the quote from Marigold Jam:)

Lisa said...

The candle is giving off a very welcoming glow!
Any wise words which can have a positive impact I try and write down and spend a few minutes reading when I need a boost, they do help a lot.
Lisa x

Karen L R said...

Simone, have you ever tried meditation? It might help you find some peace, which can be hard to come by in this crazy world. xo

sharon said...

Once again you have wowed me with your photography! Can you not see it is your own glow that shines in this flame? No wonder you needed to take a step back.
Keep the image near, Simone.

Anne Butera said...

It is a very warm image. And I'm glad you're taking time and effort to change your negative thinking. Oh, it's so hard, though, isn't it? I think it helps to look at where those thoughts are coming from and then be able to refute them. And my joy journals help, too. Even just writing a list of things that are beautiful or that make me happy and for which I'm grateful helps me to feel better. Keep going, Simone!