25 June 2010

Feeling Like an Eckhart Tolle Kind of Day

Power of Positive Thinking?

I can attest it works. The more I focus on my pain, the greater strength 
it has on me. Whatever it is, ask yourself to let it go. What purpose is
 it serving you by holding on to the pain? How's that working for you?

There is absolutely no reason to have a pity party no 
matter what is going on... it's your life to enjoy, and whatever 
doesn't feel right for you shouldn't exist for you either!

I woke up with the intention on enjoying everything I have right now, and 
didn't force myself to wallow in the things I didn't like or didn't want to accept

Soft and sweet Date and Walnut Muffin from Green Cuisine

So today I'm feeling good

Because I want to feel good!

Soaking up Summer with lot's of tanning and tending to my Fig Tree

I finally listened to everyone who told me to grill my wraps...

Eggs, Spinach, and Red Onion in a Brown Rice Tortilla

Why didn't I do this sooner!!!

Oy Vey! I finally bought some cherries!

I've commented too many times on all your 
blogs about how much I love big bowls of these :)

Advil 400. At least if I can't take the pain 
killers, I can have some Advil when I need it

Moral of the Day?
Your thoughts shape your reality.
Thoughts lead to feelings which lead to behaviors...

I Challenge You: This weekend, if a negative situation
 occurs, just accept your feelings that arise; then flip it!

For instance, if you can't find a parking spot close by and have to 
park a few blocks down, look at it as an opportunity to get a nice walk 
in and enjoy the sunshine. It may sound pointless now, but why sit
behind the wheel honking and yelling "Why Me?" ... well, Why not you?


Megan D said... [reply]

What a perfect post. Positive thinking really does "work"! I love it! And soo glad you are grilling your wraps.. isn't it great?!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love your positive thinking. And you're right about pain - any time I have pains (and I think I'm fairly sensitive), I tend to dwell on them. However, if I keep myself busy, I don't notice them, and feel much better about life.

Crystal said... [reply]

Wonderful post! I definitely need to be more positive and just let go of things that I shouldn't hold on to.

I freaking love your massive Lion King shirt. How could you possibly NOT smile when wearing that??! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

i totally agree! it is all about how you look at life and how you decide to react to it.

am in love with your fig tree and lion king t-shirt. i can probably still sing the lion king sound track word for word.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

What a great attitude! I am definitely working on this! Keep up the sunshine!

alex said... [reply]

great post:)

love the simba shirt:D

I used to have issues (probably still do) of wanting to be sick and have pity parties because that was the only time I really got a any attention.

I had a big revelation of that recently and have been working hard toward it!!

I felt sick today and felt lousy and then decided to go get a powerade slush from sonic :) I feel tons better :D

Jess - Healthy Exposures said... [reply]

great message, Kelsey - thank you for the positive reminder :) I'm glad you're looking up and your day has gone better for you. And I am so envious of your fig tree. I've been dying to try a fresh fig, but I've never seen them around.

Annie :D said... [reply]

ahhhh loved this post. Every word of it I need to apply to my life rigt now. Glad you seem to be feeling better! And I want that muffin!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I just love so much about this post. "it's your life to enjoy. and whatever doesn't feel right for you shouldn't exist for you either". Wow, I love that. Your mood/feelings aren't dependent upon what happens to you, it's how you interpret and react to what happens to you - I need to remind myself of that very often! Plus the Simba shirt (my fave Disney movie!), grilled wraps, cherries...so much great stuff. Glad you're feeling so positive today :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Aw what a great post. I really agree with you. It can be hard to be optimistic but it def isn't any good to think negatively. I think everyone can benefit from this. And I love your pictures. And you have a fig tree? That's so cool?

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) said... [reply]

You are so wise. How did you get so wise? :) I love your attitude!!!

Kristy Winters said... [reply]

This was a fantastic post, My favorite part was:
'Your thoughts shape your reality.
Thoughts lead to feelings which lead to behaviors...'
This is just what I needed to hear right now.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

"The more I focus on my pain, the greater strength it has on me. " = this will serve you well in childbirth. Dont focus on it, focus on that which is beautiful :)

"Your thoughts shape your reality.
Thoughts lead to feelings which lead to behaviors..." = the tenets of cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT) from a psychological perspective. In grad school when we had to stand behind a genre of though, i was and am a CBT girl :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

genre of THoughT (forgot the T)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm not sure what I love more. Your positively wonderful post or your lion king tee? It's a toss up... For real. :)

Happy weekend!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Very inspiring post love...
I read an Eckhart Tolle book two years ago and I remember thinking "That's nice and all but I just can't do it...I can't control my thoughts". And I've also read countless books on CBT and cognition in general (hello, psychology nerd?) and the same thing kept creeping into my mind...I always think that it will work for other people, but for me, no. I can't control my thoughts. Since the day I was born, I have had an incredibly low opinion of myself and that will never change. BUT I'm starting realize that there has to be a way to control my negative thinking. There is no way that everyone in the world is different from me, that I am the one exception to the rule, the one person who has illogical thought patterns that simply can't be tamed. And there is no way I can be as horrible of a person as I think I am, right?
Sorry for this long ramble, but this post really hit home for me because shifting my thoughts is something that I am working so very hard on right now. It isn't easy after a lifetime of self-loathing, but I'm trying.
By the way, is that a huge Lion King T-shirt I see? Lion King is my very favourite Disney movie. I'm in love with that shirt.

Sophia Lee said... [reply]

Loved your message today, Kelsey. I'm a strong believer in positive thinking but I can't say I act it out all the time. It's just too easy to complain and wallow is self-pity!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Great post Kelsey!!! You know I'm also a big believer of the power of positive thinking :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love grilling my wraps. I usually just leave the pan on after I finish cooking my eggs and throw the wrap back into the pan with the place where the tortilla meets down first so it can seal.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I really believe in the power of positive thinking. I try to do that lately, more often than before. I keep telling myself, I can do this, I'm good, I'm smart, its all gonna work out well. And that helps a lot.
Grilled wraps are the best!

Monet said... [reply]

Wonderful post Kelsey! I just picked up The Power of Now after finishing A New Earth. Choosing to think positively has been such a revelation to me over the past few months.

Anonymous said... [reply]

not gonna lie... pretty jealous of that lion king shirt. and youre rockin it girl. looks great on you.

love this post, love the positive, radiant energy. i also soo wish there was a green cuisine nearby! that muffin looks delicious.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

What a wonderful post :)
Sunshine always makes me feel better too :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Can I just tell you that I woke up with a really poor attitude this morning, but after reading your post I've realized that if I want it to be a great day, all I need to do is make it happen!!! I am changing my thought process right now!

Don't you love it when you read an inspiring blog post at the EXACT right moment? It feels so much like fate!

Thanks, girl! Have a great day! :)

Mel said... [reply]

haha, love, love, love your shirt- I want it now!! Your wrap looks scrumptious-omg-I think this is what I´m going to have for supper tonight :)

xoxo Mel

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wonderful post, Squirrely! Love you more than I like Mr. Tolle, and love your positive attitude. And it's funny that you mention the parking spot thing, because telling myself that I'll be able to get a nice walk in is often how I flip that situation around. Still, I hope your teeth are actually feeling better, and that you're not just forcing yourself to see past the pain. You're a little snacking soldier <3

Cassie said... [reply]

So glad your feeling better!!!!! LOVE the simba shirt - so cute!

Joanne said... [reply]

Love your attitude chica! I definitely find that if I just put things that are bothering me out of my mind, they inevitably go away. It never helps to dwell.

I SO envy your fig tree!

ac said... [reply]

Hey Kelsey!

You have the coolest threads. But you obviously should, since you're the coolest muffin-eating, wrap-grilling, rodent around. :-)

OFF TO GO FLIP NEGATIVE SITUATIONS RIGHT SIDE-UP. Thanks for the inspiration, love.

xo Aletheia

P.S. Thank you thank you thank you for your email. I loved it to pieces. I will never be able to look at my container again, without thinking of you. LOL. XD

Chelsea said... [reply]

I totally agree! It's amazing what positive thinking can do. Life is so much better when approach it with a smile. :)

I love your Simba tee! So cute.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I locked my keys in the car, but decided to just be happy the baby wasn't locked in there! Does that count? :)

I will keep your inspirational thoughts in mind as I go through my weekend...I promise!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

This is a great post and great reminder! Thank you very much. I hope you continue to have a great weekend girl!

Katie said... [reply]

Great post! Sometimes I notice my mind going to the negative place and I just think to myself, "You CAN turn this mood around!" It works more often than you'd think.

LOVE your sleepshirt :-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I LOVE YOUR SIMBA SHIRT!!! Hahaha I'm a die-hard Disney classics fan at heart :-D

I admire your positive thinking. I try to stay upbeat and optimistic whenever I can. Negative thinking is not fun to meddle in!

Karin said... [reply]

Oh my.. where to begin?
Well ok let's start with the first.. I still need to read that Eckhart Tolle book and I love your attitude! I agree - positive thinking changes everything!
Next: That Simba shirt. ME WANTS!!!
Also: I'm currently eating a fig and I'm jealous of your fig tree. It looks so lovely!!

Hope you're having a great Saturday!

A Toronto girl out West said... [reply]

I couldn't agree with you more chica! Have an awesome weekend!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yes Yes Yes! Great post! Have your read the book, Power of Positive Thinking? I haven't yet, but my dad did, and said it was really good! Might be a nice book to read while you are sunning :)

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

SOOO happy to hear you're feeling better!!!! I agree with you on the oower of positive thinking..it TRULY makes a difference. Great post...happy sunning!!!

Samantha said... [reply]

Very nice Kelsey! Life is much to short to wallow in sadness! And your shirt is so cute and your fig tree too!

Andie said... [reply]

I absolutely love Eckhart Tolle and the power of remaining present, thinking positively, etc. I read "The Power of Now" a few years ago and it really made an impact on the way I think.
It seems like you had an absolutely fantastic day- everything from the Simba shirt to the meals to the fig tree. Love it!

Kittie said... [reply]

You are doing such a good job at staying positive! I hope your swelling is down! Yummy cherries.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Some days i pay more attention to positive thinking than others and the days i do, seem to be much more happy!i really hope you continue to be positive and keep your head up high!

i've never been a huge fan of cherries however my mum bought a HUGE box of them the other day from a fresh fruit and veg stall and ohmygosh they are so delicious! i think i may get hooked! they won't beat my raspberry addiction though! no way;)v xx

Artemis said... [reply]

Dude, there is nothing like an existential take on things to turn you into mad chillin' lion cub! What a good outlook.

So glad you stopped by, squirrely!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Awesome :) Glad to hear you're feeling better! Love the Simba PJs btw hahaha

Jes said... [reply]

I mostly wanted to say "thank you" for the comment you left on my blog. Your comment absolutely made my week!

I love this post, thank you so much for encouraging positive thinking. You are absolutely beautiful!

lynn said... [reply]

you go, girl! it's been a while since i've thought about mr. tolle but he is a wise one, as are you.

so jealous of your fig tree, by the way!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! I misse dyour beautiful face!!!!!! How are you?!! Im glad you are feeling better!! LOVE the Lion King!!!!!!!!!! Simba was my fave!!!! Love your simba shirt!!!!

I love your positive outlook, never lose that girl! muah!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love the positivity of this post! I have one of his books that I grabbed at Good Will that I need to go to soon.

And grilling wraps? Genius. I need to buy a George Foreman just for that alone. Looks like a perfect day though--Hakuna Matata :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hooray for positive thinking!! It's cool when it actually works out... ;)

<3 <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Just found your bloggie :) adorables!!! hope you're feeling better with those teethers. I had mine taken out 2yrs ago, though I didn't swell as much.
I'm always eating pita bread, but I've never tried grilling it. I wonder if that can be done. I have toasted it before. Makes a world of difference.


Anonymous said... [reply]

YOUR SHIRT IS INSPIRING! seriously, the simba just lifted my mood and the "I'm going to feel good because I want to" attitude. No clue who Echkart Tolle is but I'm taking your challenge

Anonymous said... [reply]

i love your shirt! SO CUTE :)

& I love this post, SO TRUE. I'm a big believer in positive thinking. Although, sometimes it is very hard to do, it usualy works.

Dana xox

Simply Life said... [reply]

oh that wrap does look great grilled!

erica said... [reply]

Glad you are feeling better! I am jealous that you got to lay out in the sun and get your tan on.

xo enjoy the rest of your weekend girly!

Christina Butter said... [reply]

I love your shirt - and I'm SO jealous you have a fig tree!

Kittie said... [reply]

Thanks for the words of support! I hope you heal soon. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love you positive thinking. And your simba shirt!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I LOVE this post, I could really use some positive thinking with healing my injuries.

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said... [reply]

Awesome post babe! Those cherries look sooo goodddd. And I love your simba t! haha jealous (:

Anonymous said... [reply]

That wrap looks so good! And I love fig trees! My family used to always travel to stay with friends in Italy and they had two big fig trees in their yard that we would always pick figs from to eat. So delicious!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

LOVE this. Cute shirt too- Lion King :)
Way to be positive- I'm starting out my Monday this way!!

Krista said... [reply]

I try to be positive all the time. If I wake up feeling grumpy I just remind myself that *I* choose my mood!

And you have a fig tree???? OH MY!!! Yum!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love Eckhart Tolle's outlook! I have one of his books in a stack that I NEED to read soon!

Kinda jealous of your fig tree and the simba shirt ;) lol


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