Why it’s okay to have a negative thought
“What if right in that moment, it was quite beautiful the way it was?”—Grace Bell
Every thought is temporary until you decide to invite it in for martinis and offer to make up the guest bedroom.
Left unopposed, a thought, like a lightning bug, will blink right off, flit away, never to be seen again.
What happens instead is we notice a negative thought, we start swatting at it, we wonder why we have it, we come up with seven steps to get rid of it and we begin beating ourselves up because…well all the books say we shouldn’t have a negative thought.
Before long, we’ve joined a support group and built a shrine.
Instead of fighting a negative thought, I prefer to use my two magic words—It’s okay—and let it flitter away and disappear.
The same strategy applies for those things we dislike in our lives—say the latest credit card statement or the doctor’s report. “But it’s true!!!” you insist.
Once we realize that any thought, any condition is temporary, with no power, no charge except that which we give it, we can go back to our natural state which is joy and amazing awesomeness.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.