What and how we think gives us control over whether we are hopeless or happy in our lives.*
The way it works is that we imagine an outcome that we want or worry that might occur, and then we either daydream or worry about that outcome which draws (attracts) to us the circumstances, people, and things (teachers, in Guardian Code language) which bring about that outcome. If you study any self-improvement philosophy, at some point they will always talk about ideas like: “thoughts are things”, “what you get is what you think about most of the time”, “what you can believe is what you can achieve” and the summary of all of these concepts, “as a man thinketh, so shall he become”.
Here’s the question. What happens if we think depression, worry, fear, discouragement and even see a friend who died recently as the lucky one to get out of “this mess”. If in fact every thought does create, what are we going to get? I have got to remember Job, from the Old Testament who was sitting there after having lost his family, his wealth, and everything including his health, making the statement that “the things that I have feared have come upon me”.
Here is another question. What if you didn’t think about what you don’t want? What would you be missing? If you’re facing a problem and you worry about it and get discouraged is that what solved the problem? No. If you stopped at the hopeless, discouraged point in your thinking you would have just quit. (In effect, committing suicide and checked out with regard to that particular problem.) But! If you have ever moved past the worry and fear to find a solution to a problem you have experienced the greatest achievement in taking control of the rest of your magnificent life.
Even though you went through a bunch of misery to get there at some point you imagined the outcome that you wanted and the circumstances in your life were then forced to bring you the solution to your problem. This means that none of the misery that you went through fixed the problem. Only when you decided not to quit and you chose the outcome of finding a solution, did the problem get solved.
Here’s another question for you. What if, when a problem, a frustration, a fear, a worry, or a discouragement comes up and bashes you in the mouth, you “choose” to decide immediately the outcome that would make you happy and focused your thinking totally on the joy of experiencing only that outcome? Think about it. If in the past you have ever found a solution to a problem, it was by eventually getting over the misery and self-recrimination and finally deciding the outcome wanted that solved the problem.
So here is my final question. What Have You Got to Lose? What if when there is an “unhappy” in your life, you skip all of the fear, discouragement, worry and “not happy” and go straight to the outcome that would make you happy. I just showed you that nothing but misery comes from letting yourself think and rethink the unhappiness of the potentially miserable future.
What have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing. Unless you’re going to give up, quit and essentially declare yourself dead to the problem, you’re eventually going to get around to perfectly applying the Guardian C ode* and solving the problem. You might just as well skip the misery and go straight to where you want to end up anyway.
So, you got a worry? A fear? A discouragement?
Decide the outcome that will make you happy.
Write that outcome down in detail as though it had already occurred.
Thankfully daydream that outcome regularly.
Appreciate the “teachers” who appear to help you toward your goal.
Understand that you have proven that you have the power to apply The Guardian Code in every part of the magnificent, charmed life that you deserve.
Skip the misery! After all, What Have You Got to Lose?
Please always remember that “my job as your guide is to eliminate my job as your guide”.
* Those of you who have an understanding of “The Guardian Code” know that the simple concept is that there is a formula by which each of us accomplishes everything in our lives, whether it be success or failure.
Until next time, may you have the peaceful and charmed life that you deserve.