Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2011!

Rebecca Fine over at Science of Getting Rich has a super way of celebrating the New Year 2010: Act as if it’s 2011 and list the good things you experienced in 2010.

This mental time traveling is a great exercise in reconciling desire and expectation. The usual new year resolution is a desire. The usual end-of-year review evaluates how the desire fared. If you truly expect your desire to manifest (another way of giving thanks) then why not simplify the whole new year thing and appreciate the good things that were in your life during 2010 as 2010 arrives.

December 31, 2010 - how do you expect to feel? That projection road maps the next twelve months of your experience. There’s a lot of energy whirling around all spheres - social, political, spiritual, emotional, as well as physical. That energy will produce something. That something will depend on the intent of those observing (thinking, if you will). And therein lies Rebecca’s unstated challenge: Do you expect a good 2010? Or, do you expect a lousy 2010?

Henry Ford once remarked to the effect, if you think you can, or, if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Happy New Year!
For 2010, you’re right.

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