526. Not So Useless

There is a belief that says that you can attract anything you think long enough about in a positive, affirmative way.

Even if you discard the metaphysical component of that belief, I find again and again that the action of focusing on what you want, positively, affirmatively … is good.

It can spur you to action. It can spur your subconsciousness to release new ideas to you.

It can make you look for opportunities, you hitherto would not have looked for – or discovered even when you ran into them head-on.

And at the very least, it can make you feel hopeful if you are clear that this is a hope you entertain and not some bogey way of trying to convince yourself that reality right now is otherwise.

And that exercise is actually not so useless at all … 

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291. The Most Dangerous Thing

What if a major reason I am stuck is that I – despite my experience – have allowed other insidious thoughts to reign for too long? Those thoughts that berate?

For truly, this morning as I ate breakfast at a nearby cafe, getting ready for work, I felt … lighter. More joyful, if only ever-so-slightly. In fact, I felt a little … younger.

Just like when I was actually … that young.

I felt things were possible.

I think that has a lot to do with my resolution to do away with that inner critic on autopilot.

Maybe I can’t ever do away with it entirely and that is okay. I don’t attempt to be Jesus or Buddha here.

But I can certainly – certainly – make it better than now. I can make things different.

And that is the definition of hope.

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