“We need never be bound by the limitations of our previous or current thinking, nor are we ever locked into being the person we used to be, or think we are.” ― Allan Lokos
Message from Dr. B. (Linda Paulk Buchanan): We never NEED to be bound by our previous thinking but most of us surely are. See last week's ACEspiration for more on the concept of being hindered in life due to our early thinking. The best way out of this is through mindful awareness. If you catch yourself being critical, ask yourself if you have been feeling that way about yourself for quite some time. If so, you are bound and limited by your thinking. Maybe you tell yourself that you're not good enough in some way. You will not be able to change your thoughts overnight even if you do recognize that they began long ago and are probably not true and definitely not helpful! However, every time you have the old thought, if you will follow it with a positive thought that is true about you, your habitual thinking will begin to change. Choose something now so that when those old energy-draining thoughts arise you are prepared.