“But the funny thing is that Mrs Twit wasn’t born ugly. She’d had quite a nice face when she was young. The ugliness had grown upon her year by year as she got older. Why would that happen? I’ll tell you why. If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face… A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick–out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl – The Twits
Children’s story books are full of deep and meaningful information, so as we read this piece from Roald Dahl’s The Twits last night, it was no surprise that I found myself explaining the importance of the power of positive thought with my 7 year old son. We talked about how important it is to maintain positive thoughts not only for yourself but also toward everyone else in your life, whether they’re family, friends, teachers and even strangers.
Have you ever noticed that when you meet someone, it doesn’t matter how they look on the outside, if they are a happy, vibrant, positive loving person all you can see is the beauty from within. And vice versa you can meet a beautiful person to look at but if they have bad thoughts towards themselves and others that is far more powerful and defining than their outside image.
Now unlike Mrs Twit who’s a character within a children’s story book, we have a choice as to what thoughts we give life to. I’m not saying to supress any negative emotions but I am saying become aware of the emotions you chose to express (yes you do have a choice). If something makes you angry, think about why you feel angry and how you can express your anger without harming yourself and others. Acknowledge your feelings and thoughts, act if you need to and then choose to replace your negative thoughts and feelings with more powerful positive thoughts and feelings. And if you have trouble doing this remember to go easy on yourself as you can always ask for help.
Be kind to yourself – and make it a daily choice to always think and feel nice things about yourself and others.
If you need help finding your beautiful positive self again Holistic Kinesiology may be your answer. Take care, Deborah