I Have Complete Control Over My Own Thoughts

One of my favorite quotes from Abraham, channeled through Esther Hicks in the book The Vortex is:

"I Have Complete Control Over My Own Thoughts... You can find yourself in an endless loop where you explain that you feel negative because of the negative behavior of someone else. But if, instead, you take control of your own emotions and you think an improved thought because it feels better to do so, you will discover that no matter how the negative trend got started, you can turn it around. You have no real control of what anyone else is doing with their Vibration (or with their actions, for that matter), but you have complete control over your own thoughts, Vibrations, emotions, and point of attraction."

The words here really resonate with me because I find myself in situations where I realize I'm being negative and it is no one else's fault but my own.

If I wake up to a crying baby or a snarky email, my whole day seems to get thrown off. Because of one outside negative behavior, I can allow it to seep in and affect my mood for the entire day. Instead, if I looked at my baby and thought rationally that he's just hungry or tired and it will pass, or if I replied to the snarky email knowing it was 'that time of the month' for my friend and she just needed to vent, I would be able to have control of my emotions and turn around what seem to be negative situations. I am the one in control of my thoughts and can choose the thought that feels better!

I constantly try to remind my mother that she has no control over anyone's emotions but her own. My mother is a compassionate, caring person and tends to internalize others thoughts and behaviors more than necessary: if someone is going through a hard time in their life (i.e. divorce, health troubles, etc.), she worries and gets sad. She calls to talk to me about these things and I try to help her see that although these are hard times for those people, she does not have to let it affect her mood. She can help them by being a good friend and sister, but she shouldn't let the negative thoughts take over her own life.

Next time you may feel this way (because we're all human), try to step outside your personal bubble and recognize your thoughts and behaviors. Most of the time, YOU are the only thing holding you back from a good mood. 

Is there a time when you were able to control your thoughts and therefore your mood? Comment below and tell us YOUR Beautiful Story!

Xo, Kaitlin