Feelings Follow Your Thoughts...

~by Gail Steel**

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7

Did you know that your feelings will follow your thoughts?

In The Winged Life, Hannah Hurnard writes how we can revolutionize our lives simply by looking at life differently. She mentions 5 thought exercises, things we can do for ourselves, to practise:

1. Never say anything unkind about anyone.

2. Avoid drawing attention to yourself.

3. Do not grumble. Go through each day with praise. Find something to be thankful for every day.

4. Control your imaginations and daydreams. Never think of yourself as the key player.

5. Eliminate all reading and other pleasures that harm rather than enrich your life.

When you practise these thought exercises,
you will find that the trials you face will not crumple you. You will find that instead of being crushed and bruised by them, you will open up options to handle and overcome them.
**Gail moderates and writes for the Facebook spiritual reflections group called Words of Hope. The above post is courtesy of the Gail-- thanks so much!
"In addition to reading ten pages a day of a motivational or inspirational book...listen to a self-improvement CD for at least 15 minutes every day... If you spend that time listening to educational and self-improvement material, you'll have the equivalent of a Ph.D. on any subject you choose in just a few years. That's the Slight Edge." ~Jeff Olson, author of "The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life"

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