It has taken me a long time to change my mind in a way that comes natural. I noticed, last week, there was an incident upsetting to a lot of our team. When they shared it with me, I felt nothing negative.
It was striking. I can usually keep my mouth shut if I really try. What was different this time was I had no visceral reaction at all.
I won't say it's easy. In fact it's a work in progress, always will be I imagine. However, I have come leaps and bounds from where I was.
It's been three years of diligently noticing my thoughts. On purpose changing my mind. Reframing events and looking at them from a different perspective. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude.
I cannot change other people, their attitudes or reactions. I can, however change myself. I won't lie, it hasn't been easy, but, SO worth it.
I have also found, to tighten my circle to those with good hearts, minds and a positive outlook on life has helped tremendously. I know we cannot pick our relatives, co-workers or neighbors, but I can pick who I give my time and attention to.
Isaiah 30:15 “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. . .” Repent: to change one's mind.
Fantasizing the freedom and happiness in changing my perspective and thoughts.