There are several ways of letting go of anger, guilt, regret, fear, and worry. I will begin that discussion today.
In order to let go of our excess baggage we must
(1) first become aware of the negative emotions that fill our hearts.
(2) Next, we need to give ourselves permission to let go of these harmful feelings;
(3) then we can use our minds to destroy them, or leave them in the past where they belong.
One way I talk about in my book The Inside Advantage: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things, that can be used to deal with many negative emotions comes under the overall topic: Managing Stress by Manipulating Images; it is called Replacement. We’ll talk more about other ways later on.
The good news is that when you are thinking or feeling in a negative, harmful way, you can simply CHOOSE to think of something else more pleasant — With replacement, you substitute one image or scene for another. If what you are thinking is not beneficial to you, then stop thinking about it! Replace the negative thought with something more positive. It may not be easy at first, but all it takes is practice.
If I find a negative thought creeping into my head, or sad or angry feelings filling my heart, I intentionally decide to think of something else, something much more uplifting. That is so much better for me in every way—mentally, physically, spiritually.
If it’s raining at sunset and you expected to see a beautiful sky, stay hopeful — you just might be surprised.
Next time let’s look at more ways to let go of anger, guilt, regret, fear, and worry.
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Blessings, Love and Light,
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