Monday Musings & Inspiration: Watching Your Thoughts!

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A dear friend of ours reminds us to watch out thoughts.  That is the essence of mindfulness.  It is important to be mindful of your thoughts and where they are leading you.

"Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it."

~ Sharon Salzberg

One negative moment leads to another, and another and a momentum is created.  This thought stream is akin to an avalanche that engulfs you in a swamp of misery!

We have also noticed that same effect in conversations.  Someone relates an unpleasant incident, and it hooks the group to relate their similar experience.  And once again, the atmosphere is tainted!

The reverse is true also as that becomes a momentum of fun, laughter and joy.  Sunday morning a friend was telling us that she and her mate had booked a trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico! This led to a wonderful discussion of this city and other trips we all had enjoyed!

"Mindfulness is a pause - the space between stimulus and response: that's where choice lies."

~ Tara Brach

 

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

~ Carl Jung

When we realize, we are heading for the slippery slop of the swamp, we distract ourselves. It is the same practice that parents use when they are distracting their kids from mischief.  

We focus on an action like cleaning a drawer, doing something nice for each other or someone else,  or  talking a walk,

 

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

~ J. K. Rowling

 

The action has no innate significance other than getting you on the path back to joy and optimism.  And feeling good is wonderful...

 

Happy Monday Every One, and We Wish You a Great Week!

~Ron & Alexandra

 

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Comments (35)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 and who needs stress?  Happy Monday!  A

Oct 18, 2021 07:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selections. Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

~ J. K. Rowling

Oct 18, 2021 07:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ron and Alexadra - like I always say, Positve thoughts lead to positive outcomes.  It never fails does it.  There is always something good to celebrate.

Oct 18, 2021 07:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley Like you I appreciated the quote by JK Rowling.  Some times we forget that the light switch is there.  A

Oct 18, 2021 08:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider  we agree with you wholeheartedly.  There is so much proof for positive outcomes. And every day, we count our blessings.  Happy Monday.  A

Oct 18, 2021 08:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello A and Ron, and of course I love quotes by you also.  Hope you are looking forward to a great week!

 

Oct 18, 2021 08:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - I like the Carl Jung quote you shared.  As always, so much of the power some think as outside "their" control is within "ourselves".  

Oct 18, 2021 08:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael Jacobs I included that quote, precisely because of the way you interpreted it.  It all begins with oneself. A

Oct 18, 2021 09:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will Hamm I look forward to every moment being great.  That is all. we have!  A

Oct 18, 2021 09:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi and Happy Monday- I love everything about this post! Like Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty said, we are surrounded by negative information and vibes. I make the choice to turn the subject matter around, turn off what I'm listening to, or move on. Once we head down the path of negativity it's too easy to continue in that direction. 

Oct 18, 2021 10:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy Streib ,

Thank you for your kind words.  It always amazes how easy it is to distract most people from negativity.  We had a long conversation with our neigbor who works in nuclear med tech.  After hello, he started at Covid (we have had enough), and we drew his attention to a bird.  From that point on, he told us a beautiful story about his life.  It was uplifting to us as listeners, and he was so happy we listened...A

Oct 18, 2021 10:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing these quotes and expressions of mindfulness Alexandra 🙂...

Oct 18, 2021 11:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS you are most welcome,  I enjoy sharing what we have direct experience of.  Or better said, we practice what we preach...A

Oct 18, 2021 11:33 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - As we look back on moments that caused us to go down that proverbial "rabbit hole", we will see the negative emotions that led to that moment. Knowing this helps make it easier to stop the spiral and think positive thoughts.

Oct 18, 2021 03:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Great quotes, Alexandra.  These past months haven't been the easiest for many folks.  Your suggestions to implement mindfulness is a great idea!  When the going starts to get rough for me, I go for a swim!  It works nearly every time!

Oct 19, 2021 02:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ron and Alexandra, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 19, 2021 02:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oct 23, 2021 05:51 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I just had this very conversation with my youngest daughter Alexandra. Negative thoughts are a slippery slope and the only person who can turn these thoughts around is you. What we focus on grows.. we have that reminder written on our entryway mirror! I missed your post this week, I'm glad Kathy included it in her weekly feature!

Oct 24, 2021 09:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! Feeling good is wonderful! Love the quotes and your own experiences in staying positive and joyful!

Oct 24, 2021 04:57 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Words give more power to negative thoughts, so if we perpetrate them, like you say, it keeps going down that path. Better to resist and distract.  Nicely relayed!

Oct 27, 2021 12:19 PM