Remember the old classic: “Love is all around me, it’s everywhere I go, I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes, the love that’s all around me, and so the feeling grows . . .” Reg Presley, who wrote that wonderful song, wrote from the heart not knowing his words would touch so many all around the world. It’s an interesting concept that our thoughts and actions reach far beyond our immediate field and influence in ways we perhaps can’t imagine?
Yes, love is all around us but then so is change – climatic, governmental, financial and, perhaps most importantly, personal. Nature’s responding to climatic change by offering the beauty of buds and flowers ahead of time. Did you know that some animals haven’t hibernated this year? The Animal Kingdom’s response to change. And never before have such opportunities to learn, develop, grow and influence been offered as they are right now. Real time communications allow the sharing of thoughts around the globe in seconds. Like the song, our thought and actions resonate through space and time and it’s our personal responsibility to choose our message carefully, leaving a positive imprint wherever we go. Have you noticed how group consciousness is changing around the world? The last few months have seen movement in situations which have been set in stone for years. The times, yes, they sure are a-changin’.
Being constantly bombarded with negative news and pictures, snippets of conversations in supermarkets and in the street means we’re absorbing those messages on a subliminal level because we’re programmed to. Is it any wonder we sometimes feel a bit down and allow feelings of malaise to creep in? Hey, it’s normal, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it. Our thoughts and words certainly influence others but also ourselves. Consciously keeping our thought stream positive is invigorating for mind, body and spirit. All developments whether scientific, conceptual or material, good and bad, started with a single thought which manifested somehow and somewhere. Imagine harnessing our positive personal potential, and then our communal thinking, for good – the impact of that would certainly be newsworthy!
Habit-forming by nature, we do tend to repeat the same thoughts and actions as we journey through our daily lives but it may be comforting to know that we do, literally, become stuck! I read something fascinating this week about keeping the mind flexible and open to new learning. In repeating the same old, same old (which is why we may feel bored and in a rut), we ensure that’s exactly where we are neurologically! Apparently, this is one reason why the elderly may start to lose the ability to change. It’s the old ‘use it or lose it’ thing again, I’m afraid. We actually lose the potential to create new neural pathways and become stuck in the established ones. And here’s something interesting. Did you know that just by a simple change like, for example, cleaning your teeth with the opposite hand to your usual hand of choice, you’re meandering on a different mental route? Think how powerful this is. New experiences of any kind bring about real physiological development which, in turn, keeps the possibility of change alive and well and awaiting action!
Don’t know about you but I’m rushing off for my toothbrush, my ‘neurals’ have been stuck in neutral for far too long. I’d love you to share your thoughts so do, please, leave a comment.