Transform Those Sticky-icky Thoughts

One of the things that don Miguel Ruiz and his family teach, Byron Katie, and also Martha Beck through her Life Coach Training Program, is the idea that our thoughts about a situation create our suffering. What we are making them mean and the story that we repeat over and over, even to ourselves, about a situation. The situation itself is not what is causing our suffering, particularly after getting past a certain period of time. … I call them “Sticky-icky” thoughts.

truthYou can walk through the fear, change your thought, partner with the fear, change your story. Rewrite your story to match your truth…your inner truth.

Understanding that “your” truth is not *The* Truth.

We each have our own truth, our own story that we create as the Artist of our own life. Coaching can help you discover those inner gems or clues to and on your right path, but there is also much that you can do on your own.

The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz is a great set of tools to use to shift your thoughts. The Four Agreements are:

four1) Be Impeccable With Your Word,
2) Don’t Take Anything Personally,
3) Don’t Make Assumptions and
4) Always do your best.

The Four Agreements are powerful tools for living your right life.

There are many ways to transform our thoughts, many tools, and I guide my clients through this process in my life coaching practice, but another tool you can use is this…

First, notice your thought happening. Second, imagine and picture holding the thought in your hand. Look at it. Separate from it. Become the Observer.

Then, say to yourself “I am having the thought that XYZ.” Notice how you feel, how it shifts.

Finally, say to yourself “I notice that I am having the thought that XYZ.” Notice how you feel, how it shifts.

It’s a tool we learned in our Martha Beck training program, and though of course it’s always a little different when someone leads you through it, it is a powerful tool to work through on your own.

You are not your thoughts. Separating from our thoughts through work like this helps us to realize that our thoughts are not us, and enables us to shift from letting our thoughts control us to controlling our thoughts – transforming them.

We create and manifest the life we want to live. Choose your thoughts, choose your life. It happens one thought at a time, in each moment.

What happy thought do you choose today

to transform an otherwise un-fun thought?

Play with it and have fun!

I would love to hear about your experiences! You can comment here or come on over to my Facebook page for the conversation.

Love and blessings!


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