It was 3 a.m. and my mind wouldn’t stop racing. It was thinking about the friend who no longer is a friend, although she keeps me around on FB. Basically ghosted me. My parents who are getting older. The coronovirus.
I was anxious and I couldn’t stop worrying. This lasted about 10 minutes when this thought popped in my head:
‘Where my mind goes, my feelings follow.’
Since my mind was going to all the problems and what-ifs in the world, then fear was following!
What I tell my clients, especially younger ones, feelings are signals. Letting you know something is happening either in your body – like food poison – or in your mind – like thoughts.
They’re also like my dog. Willie. Where I go, he goes. If I walk down the stairs, his little tail is swinging behind me. If I open the kitchen pantry, Willie appears.
It’s what feelings do also. They follow your thoughts. They appear wherever you send your mind.
More than that, though, where your mind goes, your LIFE follows.
Your life – your money, your weight, your career, your relationships – are a result of all those 60,000 thoughts you have flying around on a daily basis. Most of us have no clue how they are running the show. We just keep going.
So here’s a chance to slow down. Where is your mind going? Where does it go most of the day? Because that’s a great indicator of where your life will go too.
Don’t like the track it’s on? No? Want to create a different life? A different result. Yes? Then you have the opportunity everyday too. It’s what I help my clients do every day.
As I realized that I wasn’t really anxious, I just was letting my mind focus on anxious thoughts, I let them go. I focused on the power of knowing where my mind goes, my life follows.
And I went to sleep. With Willie close by.