Two days ago, I was cutting up cherries for my son’s snack. When I finished cutting the cherries, I gave him his bowl and went to put away the rest of the bag. When he saw I was putting away the bag, he started to point to the bag and cry. I then told him “focus on what you have in front of you”.....
Then I thought to myself, wow, that’s pretty good advice! My son was so focused on what he was losing, he couldn’t see that he had a bowl of cherries in front of him. He also can’t see that if he ate all the cherries he already had, he may not want more. Nor would he know that if he finished and wanted more, we could just cut more up.
How many times have we focused on what we don’t have instead of what we already do have? When we’re looking to buy a new car, house, etc. be sure to take a minute to say thanks for the house or car/bus/taxi, etc that you already do have.
This is not to say that we don’t strive to reach our goals or to strive for more. We want to be grateful for what we have at the same time as reaching for more.
Gratitude draws upon a certain energy frequency. If you’re not sure what that means. Imagine the last time you were angry at something. Feel your body and how it’s reacting. You may notice a charge or even a discomfort in some area of your body. Now, think of the last time you were grateful for something. You may notice that your body gets lighter, you feel ‘better’ or your energy moves upwards in your body. Play around with the different emotions and see how they affect you.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.