convince yourself

What are you convincing yourself to believe about yourself? How are you convincing yourself to be?

Are you convincing yourself that you are sick and weak, or are you convincing yourself that you are healthy, fit and energetic? Are you convincing yourself that you are poor or are you convincing yourself that your life is filled with richness?

Your thoughts are very believable, and they are especially believed by you. So make those thoughts positive and beneficial.

Every moment you are convincing yourself of something. Choose to use that power in a good and life-affirming way.

Convince yourself, in ever deeper and more meaningful ways, of how great it is to be alive. Convince yourself of the never-ending value of finding beauty and opportunity in each moment.

Convince yourself to persevere in making life better for everyone. Convince yourself, and it will be.

— Ralph Marston

just observing

Just observing ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

A more constructive approach to negative emotions, similar to working with negative thoughts, is simply to rest your attention on the emotion itself rather than on its object. Just look at the emotion without analyzing it intellectually. Don’t try to hold on to it and don’t try to block it. Just observe it. When you do this, the emotion won’t seem as big or powerful as it initially did.

Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book “The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness”

be conscious

“Go on pondering, wondering, being anxious to find a way. Be conscious of yourself, watch your mind, give it your full attention.

Don’t look for quick results; there may be none within your noticing. Unknown to you, your psyche will undergo a change. There will be more clarity in your thinking, charity in your feeling, purity in your behavior.

You need not aim at these — you will witness the change all the same. For what you are now is the result of inattention and what you become will be the fruit of attention.”

Nisargadatta (via oceanandwave)