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How to Change Your Mood--If You Really Want To...

Updated on July 26, 2010

Inner peace means world peace...

Relax, Release, Recover!

If you have the time, the inclination, and the place, join me in this life-changing meditation. Use it as often as you can. Record it if you choose. It won't take long.

To begin, take a couple of deep cleansing breaths and enter a quiet inner place.

Sometimes you wake up in the morning in a mood, perhaps not the best mood. You have a long to-do list for today, much of it unpleasant, some of it you’ve put off for a while…a long while…and you know you can’t put it off any longer. You bury your head under the covers. Just a few more minutes of doze and I’ll get up, you murmur. Not a great way to get the day going, right? This might even be one of those days for you. You might even take it out to some degree on those closest to you. So, I would be the last person to tell you to simply change your mind and get over yourself. If you want to you will, if not, not. But I will suggest this:

There is a place deep in your heart where you feel totally connected to all that is. It can seem difficult to reach that place when you’re feeling rotten, but it’s there nonetheless. It's a matter of choice. You can hang onto a bad mood; you can feel justified in doing so. And you already know that a slight shift in consciousness can turn the day around. The world begins to look different, better, even eager to have you as a part of it. And you don’t have to start off the day in a bad mood to make a deeper connection with that Place.

With that in mind, whatever your mood, allow yourself to take a few moments to access that deeper part of yourself that knows how to lift your spirits. It knows how to bring you into a gentler state of mind and how to help you change your worst feelings into feelings of joy, wonder, and playfulness. It leads to a more generous space, a more prosperous space—physically, mentally, spiritually. And, at the end of those few moments, if you still decide that the bad mood is better, that it’s really where you want to be right now, that’s OK, too. Just as long as you recognize that it’s your call.

Life is happening at its best right here in this moment, in this place. It only takes a minor tweak in your outlook to turn a dreary day into the most powerful day of your life. Remember, this is the day that Love has made; let's rejoice and be glad in it.

Now, come back into the present moment world and live your day as though you can do anything you want. Because you can.



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    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Great! Have a best ever day!

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      8 years ago

      Thank you, very insightful and most helpful. I will use this exercise often.


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