Sunday, August 1, 2010

Examining Your Discontent - New Thought Sunday Message, Aug 1, 2010

“What you resist persists!”

Most of us are discontent. Your first clue is restlessness. Do any of these fit you?
  • Dragging out of bed every morning
  • Increased cravings for coffee, sugar, binge foods, alcohol
  • Decreased interest in pleasure
  • Too much TV
  • Weight gain
  • Less laughter, especially at yourself
  • Seeking approval from whoever will give it or using the term “It’s not fair!”
  • Putting yourself down or feeling underappreciated
  • Feeling tired even when you’re rested
  • A feeling that you don’t own your own life
  • Lying because you fear the truth or think it isn’t good enough
  • Suspicion of others and perhaps a bit more loss of temper

Approach: confront your discontent (no denial), appreciate its source (anger and change), take action, and laugh more. Actions follow:

How to ease the discontent in your life and make it a bit more blissful;
  1. Choose to take more responsibility for your feelings. Visualize a beautiful day;
  2. Become more conscious of what you’re putting into your body…and when;
  3. Drink more water;
  4. Move a little more;
  5. Be more honest with yourself;
  6. Actually acknowledge—to yourself—the people in your life each day;
  7. Avoid all drugs, including sugar! Talk to your doctor about minimum drug use;
  8. Practice loving kindness, forgiveness, and prayer/meditation;
  9. Trust that your body and mind know how to bring peace and healing to your life. Commit to treating yourself with respect
  10. Don’t let the news be the last thing you experience before bedtime. It sets a tone!!
“It’s not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”
W. Edwards Deming

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