I need to get back to my healthy thinking. One thing that has helped me get a little better is the practice that I've written about before. Everytime I see someone, I say in my mind "What a beautiful person".
I've written about this before. For some back ground - the entire practice started because I noticed in myself an un-easyness when I would see someone with an irregularity, such as severely heavy, deformed, burned, what ever type of issues. I am not certain where this comes from, fear of the unknown. Anyway, I quickly mastered this defect in myself by training my mind to silently say "You are a beautiful person" and it helped me. But then later on I noticed something strange, I started giving prefernce of positive thoughts to those who were different, and then didn't think anything at all with average seeming people. So eventually I taught myself to silently say "you are a beautiful person" to everyone.
As I am writing this I had the realization that I still hold a prefernce for who I give these positive thoughts to. I usually only do this process with strangers. So why should strangers get a higher energy from me than the people I know. Ok.... from now on, I vow that I will think "what a beautiful person" to everyone I encounter everywhere.
If you want to see a shift in yourself, try it, it really helps.
For today: Mary Mannin Morressey http://www.marymorrissey.com/
Mary - sent me this wonderful message, I hope you enjoy: