Jun 22, 2016
What kind of day are you going to have?
You have The Power of Choice to determine the kind of day you are going to have.
Most people get to the END of the day and then look back and think about the kind of day they HAD, based on what happened and how they felt.
This is completely backwards, and not at all intentional.
You will begin to notice that days, weeks, months and years pass and you go NOWHERE.
You keep circling in the same routine, having the same exact kind of feelings and thoughts every day. Nothing much changes.
A better approach is to wake up in the morning, immediately plug in to joy, and then think about the kind of day you want to have. Spend time with God. Breathe! Relax & Enjoy. Be intentional. Know where you are going. Set the direction for the day at the beginning of the day.
We know where we are going when we get into our cars, and YET … very few people know where they are going in their day, in their life. Isn’t that strange?
Most people have a “let’s-wait-and-see-what-happens” approach.
They wander here and there, in and out of situations, and at the end of the day (at the end of their life) they wonder what the hell happened.
A Course in Miracles gives us a great exercise for having the day you want. Every day.
Think about the kind of day you want.
Make no decisions by yourself.
Acknowledge that you have a Guide – that you are not alone and helpless – and make decisions with your Guide.
This works. Try it for a week.
Here are the instructions (from A Course in Miracles – Rules for Beginning, Text Chapter 30):
“Think about the kind of day you want, and tell yourself there is a way in which this very day can happen just like that. Then try again to have the day you want.
The outlook starts with this:
Today I will make no decisions by myself.
This means that you are choosing not to be the judge of what to do. But it must also mean you will not judge the situations where you will be called upon to make response. For if you judge them, you have set the rules for how you should react to them. And then another answer cannot but produce confusion and uncertainty and fear.
This is your major problem now. You still make up your mind, and then decide to ask what you should do. And what you hear may not resolve the problem as you saw it first. This leads to fear, because it contradicts what you perceive and so you feel attacked. And therefore angry. There are rules by which this will not happen. But it does occur at first, while you are learning how to hear.
Throughout the day, at any time you think of it and have a quiet moment for reflection, tell yourself again the kind of day you want; the feelings you would have, the things you want to happen to you, and the things you would experience, and say:
If I make no decisions by myself, this is the day that will be given me.”
So if you want to have THE BEST DAY EVER, take time now to BE INTENTIONAL. Think about the kind of day you want. Tell yourself there is a way this very day can happen just like that. Make no decisions by yourself.
Have the best day ever.
Give it a try.