I work out regularly, and this past Monday afternoon I was at the gym slugging it out on an elliptical . . . On one of the televisions in front of me was the Dr. Phil show . . . No audio, just video . . . On the screen were the words Reinventing Yourself in large yellow letters, which started me thinking about whether or not it IS possible to reinvent oneself . . .
I have some definite ideas on this subject. First, we must clarify what reinvention means . . . Does it mean we can undergo a physical makeover? If so, yes . . . many have altered their physical appearance markedly. Might it mean we can drop negative habits for positive ones? We could do this too, and with possible far-ranging effects! Can we change some aspects of our behaviour? Yes. Can we alter our basic personality? Perhaps not . . .
However, reinvention might very well mean reinvention through our thoughts and beliefs, and changes taking place therein . . . We are so much what we THINK, and what we BELIEVE . . . Thoughts and beliefs drive our emotions, and then in turn are manifested in behaviours . . .
If we don't like our behaviour, it all traces back to emotions and then further to thoughts/beliefs . . . And if we are unhappy with our emotional reality, that too speaks to thoughts and beliefs . . . For example, Catherine might sabotage relationships once they reach a certain level of , and it could be a consistent pattern that even she is aware of . . . That behaviour is only the physical manifestation of something happening at a much deeper level in Catherine's psyche . . . Catherine may have been hurt in previous relationships, and her behaviour might be seen as a form of self-protection . . . Or, she may be unable to see her worthiness, or lack self-esteem or self-love, and fear intimacy as a result . . .
If Catherine is able to be aware of her behaviour, and then can be analytical and introspective to the point of being able to identify the thoughts and beliefs at the root of it all, then she stands a chance of substituting more positive, life-enhancing thoughts in place of the self-defeating ones driving her present behaviour . . . Of course, we're talking here about changing something deeply rooted and it may take some time for Catherine to reinvent her thinking processes, but it can be done! It requires discipline, but can be accomplished with enough motivation . . .
Changing one's thinking and beliefs has an all-encompassing reach in one's life . . . and can alter everything in one's existence! It can lead one out of darkness and into light . . . And once we move into light, we move to a point of sending positive vibrations into the Universe, to the benefit of ALL!
We are what we THINK, so lets think beautiful thoughts . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!