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It’s Just Your Imagination August 26, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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Continued from:  Hang On, The Future Is Next.

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We need our imaginations to Dream, Conceive, Believe, and Achieve.

Problems arise only when we let our imaginations run wild, endlessly circulating toxic, negative, or non-productive thoughts . . . like worrying, fussing, and fretting about nothing.

What do I mean by nothing?

All the things we waste time analyzing, labeling, or worrying about, that won’t matter a week, month, or year from now ~ things like anger at perceived slights, envy of the hard-won (or overnight) successes of others, sorrow which lingers too long, self-pity and/or regret over things outside our control, greed-based desires, arrogance, guilt, resentment, inferiority, and any other ego-concerns that prevent us from living fully in this moment.

When we choose to let go of endlessly circulating and percolating toxic, negative, and/or non-productive  thoughts, we free up time and energy to enjoy the here and now ~ a good strategy to follow, since most of what we worry, fuss, and fret about, never happens/happened anyway.

Next time you’re upset, saddened, angry, unhappy, take a moment to examine the thoughts running through your mind, and consider:

Maybe it’s just my imagination, once again, running away with me.

Quote:  The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav’n of Hell, or a Hell of Heav’n. ~ John Milton

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Tomorrow:  Stay Focused On The Journey

Related posts:  How To Be Happy NOW * My Top 5 Musical Stress Busters  (Footprints in the Sand)

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Comments»

1. theonlycin - August 26, 2010

“Who among us hasn’t envied a cat’s ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?” Karen Brademeyer

nrhatch - August 26, 2010

Aah, purrrrrrrrrr …

2. Judson - August 26, 2010

The Temptations … absolutely one of the greatest groups of all time.

And THAT song is my favorite!

You cannot listen to it and stay stressed.

No way … !

— Judson

nrhatch - August 26, 2010

Smooth crooners, indeed.

aah . . .

3. aardvarkian - August 26, 2010

Ooooh baby….

4. Jenny Ann Fraser - November 4, 2010

Perspective is everything. So true. We can change our perspective to create a better experience!
Thanks for that and for the great song.

nrhatch - November 4, 2010

You’re welcome. Once I learned to control my thoughts, life became infinitely easier:

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav’n of Hell, or a Hell of Heav’n.” ~ John Milton


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