Saturday, November 22, 2008

Focus on what you want and why you want it.

How are things in your life right now? Mine could be better, that's for sure, but every now and then I'm reminded that my cup is half full, rather than half empty... Of course, if my aim was to drain the cup and finish the drink then I'd be okay with the half empty cup analogy, but you get what I mean, don't you?

Today, The Drewsletter landed in my mail box. I like reading Drew's rambling posts, mostly because they give me time to reflect on how my own life is going. But more than that, he offers valuable tips from his own insights on how I can tweak my attitude so that my cup feels abundantly full most of the time.

I'm not saying I agree with everything that Drew writes, or believe what he believes, or apply his philosophies of life to my situation. I am saying that I'm happy to learn from any source that speaks so directly to my need.

Here's a taste of what Drew had to say today:

"I recommend that you start your day by taking 10 to 15 minutes each morning sitting someplace quiet. Think about what you'd like to create in your life and allow yourself tap into the feelings of your desires. (An effective way to do this is to ask yourself WHY you want what you want).

Think about money flowing to you. Think about living in perfect health. Think about feeling inspired and connected in your work. Think about being in a relationship that amplifies the joy in your life. Put your awareness on that which feels good. Practice. And then watch what happens.

Change your thoughts and you change your life. The power is yours."


By now you are probably asking; "How does this relate to homeschooling?"

We are often confronted by many questions in our daily homeschooling lives, and we are definitely beset by many doubts. By sitting and imagining how we'd like our day to unfold, what we want to manifest, how we want things to turn out - and by asking that critical question 'WHY' - we begin to slowly change the way our reality occurs.

We can't change everything, but what we can change - most powerfully - is our attitude to everything that does happen. How we choose to react determines how situations pan out.

You may be unhappy with how your son isn't learning the maths from his maths book. Forget about the book, forget about the lesson, forget about his apparent learning block, or laziness or whatever. Think about WHY you wanted you son to learn maths in the first place. Remember your true goal. Then imagine him achieving whatever it is you think maths will help him achieve. Chances are you will discover why he isn't happy learning maths using the approach he is at the moment...

Practice choosing the thoughts that feel good to you, that make sense to you, that reflect what you truly want and believe.

© Beverley Paine

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