Self Talk

June 21st, 2010

Maybe right now you are worried or maybe you are a little fearful or maybe you feel like you are on the very edge in one or more areas of your life. You know what? You’ve been there before! Oh, I know, that voice inside is telling you that this time is not even remotely like any of those other times, that this time it’s really different, really serious. It’s a lie. The truth is that you have competently handled everything that you have ever had to deal with in this life. You wouldn’t be reading this right now if you hadn’t made it through each and every day so far. The ONLY reason that you are worried or fearful or feel on the edge is because your self talk tells you so and stands steadfast against any evidence to the contrary, including these words.
So, how do you get around that self talk? By changing it! You see, the self talk is fearful right now because you are doing the listening and not the talking. The very second that you decide to do the talking, everything else shuts up. Oh, there will be a bit of resistance and the voice of fear will wait to jump back on the controls the moment you think all is well but with a bit of awareness it can’t happen and even if it does you can switch right back in the blink of an eye. So tell yourself you are wonderful and competent and courageous and powerful and you’ll get through this too. God knows, you’ve got the track record to prove it. Embrace that truth.

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


This is It!!

June 14th, 2010

This is it! This is the very moment that starts the rest of your life. You’ve waited for a special moment when you could start putting into practice everything you have read and studied and wished. You have wanted to start acting more confident. You have wanted to be more positive. You have wanted to not let the little things upset you. You have wanted to be more peaceful. You have wanted to start bringing more abundance into your life. Well, this is it. This is precisely the moment when it all starts. There never was a moment as perfect for beginning as this one.

In order to begin all that is necessary is for you to take your thoughts off auto pilot and put them on manual control. Once on manual, you will start thinking only those thoughts that enhance your well being. Thoughts of fear-gone! Thoughts of lack-gone! Thoughts of sickness-gone! Thoughts of weakness- gone, gone, gone!! Thoughts of strength-Hello! Thoughts of abundance- Glad to have you back! Thoughts of wellness – I missed you! Thoughts of spirituality- welcome back!
The next few weeks won’t be easy as you turn your life and your thoughts around. Concentrate on the successes and not the slip ups. Refocus as quick as you can on joy and love especially for yourself. Let’s get started!!

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


Let go of the past

June 7th, 2010

No matter how much we would like to change or fix something in the past, it is truly impossible. The past is written in cement and that cement has dried and set. What good then are regrets and remorse and self punishment? NONE!! They serve absolutely no positive influence on your present or on your future. They can, however, be used as guilt whips by yourself or another.
As soon as you find the strength to drop your own guilt whip , they will also disappear from the hands of others. What you have come to peace with in your own self cannot be used against you by anyone else.
A life without regrets does not mean a life without consequences. You are responsible for each and every one of your actions but once the lesson is learned, let it go. There is no reason to carry around and to keep rereading the test that you failed.
You can’t rewrite the past but you can rewrite your plans for your future based on your past. Plan to be a more loving person than you have ever been. Plan to be happier than you have ever been. Plan to help others more than you ever have. Perfection can only be found inside of you. Outside, there will be a test failure every now and then. Learn and release.
As I told a dear friend yesterday, you have not screwed up – you have lived!

c 2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride