Week One of the 30 Day Mental Challenge
Beginning this New Year, 2016, my prayer partner and I decided to immerse our minds in the 30 Day Mental Challenge, which Mitch Horowitz suggested in the December Science of Mind Magazine. In following this Challenge we pledged the following:
“During this time, I resolve to impose definite restriction on my thoughts. In thinking of the past, I will dwell only on its pleasing incidents. In thinking of the present, I will direct my attention to its desirable elements. In thinking of the future, I will regard every worthy possible ambition as within reach.
I dedicate myself on this date, January 1, 2016, to focus on all that is nourishing, advancing and promising for 30 days.”
Although it has only been a little over a week since we took this challenge, I have to report that I am already making many intriguing observations about where my mind wanders when I am not engaged in direct conversation or focused on a specific project.
I have been a proponent of the “Change your thinking, Change your life” philosophy for many years, mostly due to many years of studying the Science of Mind teachings, so I must admit to having a rather smug attitude going into this Challenge. In other words, I thought it would be a snap, easy, no problemo
Wrong! Oh so wrong. In just a week of policing my thoughts, (past present and future), I have found that I really must marshal and fine tune my power of awareness. Oh my goodness! The places my minds wanders off to when it goes off on its own …well, it is just amazing.
Definitely room for improvement! So I am becoming more rigorous in keeping a watch on where “I Am” when I am just cleaning or cooking or driving my car. The more aware I become of where “I Am” the better I am feeling about my life.
The more concentrated my efforts are to police my thoughts, to keep them nourishing, advancing and promising – the more I notice my life improving.
The decisions I am making seem to be accomplished with less effort and consternation. The opportunities for advancement of my personal goals have been increasing. And most of all, I am feeling so much better about myself!
So even though it has only been a week, I am encouraging all of you to take the 30 Day Mental Challenge. I will continue to report in on the results I have been noticing in my life, and would love to hear about your results.
Farewell for now! Ciao!