Saturday, June 20, 2009

Working skillfully with toxic thoughts

I've been a great admirer of Sandra Ingerman for many years now. This morning Beliefnet has published a little article called "10 Ways to Transform Toxic Thoughts ". These are taken from Ingerman's book, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation . Here are two of the suggestions:
Breathe Through Your Heart

Breathing is one of the simplest ways to transform energy. This is an exercise you can do throughout your day: Place your hands on your heart and feel your heart moving as you breathe. This is calming, and feeds the energy of love, peace, and harmony in the world.

Look in a Mirror

Before reacting to a challenging situation, try emoting as you watch your reflection in a mirror. No one wants to see himself or herself acting out in a toxic way. You may feel silly, but don't let this stop you. Taking ourselves too seriously is one of the causes of negative thoughts.
Do click through and read the rest of them. Each one strikes me as really very powerful.

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