Did you know that science has now verified that we create our own reality, something the sages of old have been telling us for ages.
What we think, creates the world we experience, so it makes sense to choose those thoughts that are life enhancing, rather than the ones that pull us down and make us feel depressed!
It should be clarified here that random, one-off, thoughts have little impact on our lives, but those consistent and repetitive thoughts, either positive or negative, will manifest as real issues in our lives.
So look around you – do you like yourself?
Do you like the life you are leading?
Is your life filled with the people or things that you want, or is it filled with the exact opposite?
Only you can tell, but I can tell you this – your outer world is a reflection of your inner world and if you don’t go within, you go without!
Let us explore how this relates to Cause No HarmTM, particularly to ourselves:
- Are you causing harm to yourself, with negative thoughts, low self-esteem, punishing yourself with blame, shame or regret?
- Are you feeding your addictions, knowing full well they are not healthy for you?
- Are you making choices that are not enrichening your life, but sapping your energy and consuming your time?
- Are you dwelling on past upsets and suffering?
- Are you constantly wishing the past were different, knowing that it cannot be changed and you should just move on?
- Are you not looking after your health, hygiene and general well being?
These are a few examples of how we can sabotage our lives with negative thinking, which will sure enough; show up in our day-to-day living.
By Cause No Harm to ourselves, we mean, cultivating a positive attitude, thinking positively about ourselves and bodies, and doing things that will aid our survival and enhance our life.
When we Cause No Harm to ourselves, our life becomes a reflection of the caring, compassion and understanding we have for our selves and that becomes a stepping stone to helping others – but that is another topic to be discussed later.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – so said Mahatma Gandhi.
Are you up to being that change?