We’ve sat by the fire a lot this week. The weather has invited us to do so.
Either playing some dominoes or chatting and drinking wine. My mom has come to visit me for a few days. (I get to see her about once a year.)
And by that fireside, she has dropped the occasional pearl of wisdom: a simple suggestion or idea that carries a profound weight. This week’s Sacred Space was born from one of those nuggets of wisdom:
In most cases, we can choose our environments. If a place is unhealthy for you; get out. If it’s friends who have a bad influence in your life is it really wise to keep them around?
If it’s a relationship that is destructive… then why are you staying?
Change your world.
From relationships to work to social to everything… there are chances where we can change our world.
And in the cases, where that is difficult – you may need to change your thoughts…
Think about it?
How often have you “thought up” a situation worse than it actually turns out?
We can get dark and negative with our thoughts very quickly… and we bring that into a environment; and often what we dread doesn’t even occur.
Yes, one may be anxious or nervous about things. But do we let that anxiety cripple us? I don’t believe that’s the right approach.
So just a reminder from Philippians 4:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
So you are the master of your thoughts.
Think with more gratitude
Think with more optimisim
Think with more perspective
Thanks for reading,
Have a good week!