While I was away I had several events happen that in the past would have lead me to feel angry and that I had a very unlucky life. In the episode today I share what happened, what I used to be like and what I’m like now. I am so very blessed and very lucky and it’s all simply cause of the way I look at things.
The Eight Fold Path of the Dharma includes Right Thought. I was asked about this and today I give the beginning of an answer to it’s meaning. The Seven Day Mental Challenge is part of developing right thought but it’s more also.
As an addict I would use drugs and alcohol to hide away my feelings. I realized one day that I was still doing that with junkfood especially at Christmas when I was alone. I felt lonely and had regret I didn’t want to face. My tradition became to lose myself in junkfood and movies.
Being good at the program of recovery and applying what I’ve learned I saw the behavior and took action to change it. And from that I found a new and fun Christmas tradition I share with my family.
The thought for the day is that everything simply exists as to how I see it. I used to have a distorted view of life because of drugs and alcohol but now I see clearly. I use things like the mental challenge to help further clear my vision.
Tonight I just share that through this weeks mental challenge I can see improvement in myself and for that I am grateful. Thank you for listening.
This morning I share an example of someone I know who reminded me of how pessimistic I used to be. I am reminded of a sponsor telling me “…I can be happy or I can be right, if I choose to be negative and argue all the time.”
Today I choose to be happy, cheerful and appreciative and I am paid for my effort with abundance.
The Seven Day Mental Diet feels like a blessing to me. I didn’t have to do this today. I don’t “have to” do this podcast and try everyday to find something to post. I Get To! And what a gift it is. Thank you everyone.
I tell you about how I used to be negative all the time but little by little I used the tools like the mental challenge to exercise in having a positive attitude.
I offer some of my past experience with changing my mental attitude from negative to positive.
As promised I’m up with you guys and beginning the Seven Day Mental Challenge. I will share with you my experiences hoping it will serve to help you with your own challenge.