Fear creates suspicion, distance, defensiveness, and insecurity. What would be the opposite of that statement?
I am helpless. I can't move forward. I am so hurt. What would possibilities look like if I flip these statements?
I have found in my own life that I have spent too much time living in opposition to what I say I want and need in my life. I have missed the boat on possibility thinking. It is easy to be lulled into this thinking because it doesn't feel negative. I just chalk it up to my feelings. But really I have the power to have the feelings of my choosing. Being stuck is the opposite of moving forward. I know this. It is not impossible to have more love and peace in my life, I just have to make a real effort toward that.
If I spend time on what used to be, then I am lost in my right now. THE PAST IS ALL IN MY MIND! You can't catch a bus to the past. You can't go back there with a push of a button. The past exists solely in our minds. And if truth be told we often recreate and invent more or less to our memories, meaning we can't ever remember things just as they were. Sometimes we are more or less wrong about the turn of past events.
The past is the foundation for opposites and impossibilities that leave us filled with fear, which creates suspicion, distance, defensiveness and insecurity. I have seen this in my life time and time again. I can name them for sure and that alone takes away the power of my fears. Relationships fail under the weight of our fears. What does it costs me to be afraid? What does it cost me to dwell in impossibilities?
What would happen if I opened myself up to love on all fronts. To act as though there was no such thing as fear? What if I acted as if there are endless possibilities for a happy life filled with love and peace?
I am stirring my spirit to stay in grace. I am surrounding myself with thoughts that positively feed my spirit and my soul. Thinking about my fears is needed as I press forward. I have to name them and turn them lose. When they show up, I recognize them and they aren't so big and bad. Living in opposition to what I say I want is no longer an option and requires deliberate attention to noticing when I fall back into learned patterns and behaviors. The possibilities are endless for love. Love creates trust, closeness, surrender, and security. This is what opposite thoughts look like. This is what possibility thinking shows up as. Love.