Monday, June 20, 2011

Thoughts from "Eat, Pray, Love"

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."

It is true!  If you wanted to feel pretty/handsome, would you put on your baggiest pajama pants and over-sized t-shirt?  No. (Perhaps comfortable, but that is a whole different discussion regarding how I think people are miserable because they are comfortable being so.)  You'd pick out your finest ensemble and adorn yourself with everything necessary to feel beautiful and present yourself as such.

Why, then, do we wake up in the morning and want so badly to have a beautiful day, but decide to dress our minds with downtrodden thoughts?

We cannot dress in ugly, worn-out thoughts and expect to feel or be our best.  We are the ones who choose. Choose wisely. 

1 comment:

Shayla said...

love that book. mostly.