I’m watching Wayne Dyer give a speech titled 10 Principles for a Life of Success and Peace.
So many of the principles resonated, but the last one really struck a chord: Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.
Dyer followed it up with this explanation:
Every thought has an energy, just like everything else in the universe and if you have a thought of shame, it will weaken your muscles and what is your heart but a muscle? If you raise a child to feel shamed and to be ashamed of themselves, every time they think that shameful thought, they will be weakened.
It got me thinking about all the times I’ve shamed myself in my efforts to improve and how those feelings have always led me to quit.
If you had asked me what my problem was, I would have said, “I am too weak-willed.” I would not have said, ‘my thoughts are weakening me.’
Isn’t it wonderful how completely solvable the second statement is?