Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

It’s good to listen and wonder ~ you know more than you know you know

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

It’s funny how, when we take the time to listen, really listen to our thoughts, what things we can think of that may make a difference to our lives.

Here’s one of mine that has me thinking, wondering ~ maybe it will in you.

I am who I want to be ( C>E the law of cause and effect)

I can be what I want to be and experience

I am what I am experiencing ~ I choose to feel positive or negative

I can choose what I experience ~ right now

I can choose to create my experiences if I dare to dream them

When I dare to dream what I want to experience ~ I have begun the process (of creating my reality)

I then must take action from gratitude of daring to dream

Where this came from?…………….Me ~ thank you Me

It’s good to listen and wonder

Paul

(C>E the law of cause and effect) we teach this in our seminars / courses

When I dare to dream what I want to experience 

I can choose what I experience ~ right now ~ the work we do here

Thank You ~ and that feels like what?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

How many times do we say thank you?

 

Yes we, well a lot of us, have read and try to have an attitude of gratitude and I’ve written about that and how to feel grateful. But what I was thinking about this morning, over my cup of coffee, do we say thank you to those close to us? The people in our lives that are there all the time.

 

Sitting in the morning sun, I realised, even with all my training and learning I haven’t said thank you enough. Yes when things were bad and they were there for me, you know the type of times, we’ve all had them, and I’ve thought it and even sometimes said it. But you see, it’s only in these times when we notice their acts of support and kindness.

 

What came to me, as I sat quietly, was ‘what about all the other times?’ When being themselves they were there too. That smile, that look or little action that goes unnoticed and so often unappreciated. The thing I found was that as I thought of this I begun to appreciate them in my life and how my life would be so much less without them in it. Yes, the little things add up to so much more than we can imagine if we don’t take time just to take the time and appreciate and feel grateful.

 

And it’s more than that ~ “What is?”

I know that being energy, that’s you and me and all those others, and therefore connected to everyone and everything our thoughts will go to those we think of. But what would happen if you took the courage to say “thank you” without wanting a response. Yes we would or could appear soppy, well in our minds, but would we. How would you feel if your father/mother/son/daughter came and said to you “Thank you ~ just thank you” and went about their day?

 

Would you think of them as ‘soppy’? and how would you feel. Think about it now.

Hmmmmm……….. Maybe there’s something in this, it does feel……….

 

And then there’s-

How do you react when someone says thank you to you? Cast your mind back to a time when you gave someone something or did something for them and they said ‘thank you’. My bet is that more often than not you said something like “It was nothing” or “It’s only something small you probably won’t like it anyway” or words of than kind. When the reverse has happened to you how did you feel being told it was nothing?  Let’s think again, what does it/would it feel like to be told ~ “you’re welcome” or “It’s a pleasure – enjoy

Hmmmmm……….. Maybe there’s something in this, it does feel……….

 

So it’s not only saying thank you more often it’s also how you respond to being thanked that can make you feel a real sense of connection and let others feel that too. A few small words said with congruency can change both your day and those around you.

Thank you for listening with your eyes and your heart

Paul Clough is a trainer of NLP and Hypnosis, Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy with his youngest son Joseph Clough. A practicing therapist and coach ~ Someone who talks the talk AND walks the walk. For more information call +44(0)1223 720 120 or to see free hypnosis and NLP learning videos and audio downloads

An attitude of Gratitude

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Being grateful by definition is being appreciative or thankful

I wonder how many times we actually consider what we are grateful for?

Maybe if we all did this more often we would realise what we have.

From the air that we breathe and the fine body we have to breathe

to everything else we can think of.

I guess it’s easier to think of all the things we haven’t got (yet), or more likely the things we don’t want.

The difference is though…………………………… which way of thinking feels better?

Lets try (that’s if you want to play?)

first

think of all the things we haven’t got

then of the things you have but don’t want.

and that feels like what?

now think of all that you can or could be grateful for ~

 health, loved ones, relationships you have or have had, experiences you have enjoyed, the clothes you wear and what else and what else

and that feels like what?

Now that was only a quick excercise but I think, well I know which feels better.

So…………………

what if every morning when you awake and night time just before you sleep you were to think of all that you can or could be grateful for.

If just for one minute. How well would your day be and your nights sleep be?

Now imagine doing this in trance and having your unconscious mind create those good feelings when you least expect them.

to learn more and other things we can do you know where we are

Any way

thank you I’m grateful for the time you have spent here

hope this gives you something to think upon

Paul