"What we sow or plant in the soil will come back to us in exact kind. It's impossible to sow corn and get a cup of wheat, but we enitrely disregard this law when it comes to mental sowing."--Orison Sweet Marden
I had to stop and think about the words "mental sowing." What is mental sowing? Then the answer came (duh): my thoughts are mental sowing.
Too often my thoughts are often negative. Sometimes they are negative about others. But frequently they are negative about myself. "What a dumb thing to say or do," I tell myself after a less than stellar performance. Or, "Could you get any dumber, Jane?"
How self-defeating is that? To expect that I will accomplish great things when I am sabotaging myself at every turn?
I don't think I'm alone in this habit. I have heard others, mostly women, who put themselves down at every turn. It makes me sad for them. It makes me sad for me.
Joy for today: sowing positive thoughts.