Reflecting on Our Thoughts

I was all about doing things, being active, and getting things done as a young person. Today, now that I am older, I enjoy thinking, sitting peacefully, and reflecting on my thoughts.  It is so enjoyable to take the time to check in with yourself.  When I do that, I find that I’ve had a period of negative thoughts or that I’ve been frustrated by something.  It allows me to take a course correction and catch myself thinking lower thoughts. Esther Hicks writes about how the mind alone has the power to bring you opportunities.  Esther and her husband Jerry have worked in the thought field for many years.

Here are a few of Esther Hicks quotes:

“Look around less, imagine more.”

“Life is always in motion, so you cannot be stuck.”

“If you want it and expect it, it will be yours very soon.”

These three quotes and many more are a part of her book and album called Into the Vortex.  Let’s take the third one, “If you want it and expect it, it will be yours very soon.”  When we check our thoughts, we may find that we’ve been concentrating on precisely what we do not want to happen.  Maybe it is the frustration with something or a situation that you’re not happy with that is causing you to think negatively.  Reflect on that and turn it around.  What is your ideal outcome?  Paint the picture of that outcome in great detail.  Add more color and features to it during the day.  Imagine it, expect it to happen, and prepare to be surprised when it does happen.  When we turn out thoughts, we help the energy around those thoughts to bring good things to us, not the difficulties we expect.

Work today to increase the quantity and quality of your good thoughts.  Think of possibilities, health, vacations, ideas for your job, family, and with your faith.  By getting in the habit of reflecting on our thoughts, we can make a simple change in our immediate, prominent, and timely lives.  I challenge you today to begin the process of self-reflection.

For more on Esther and Jerry Hicks, please see 5 Principles Esther and Jerry Hicks Used to Change Their Lives (

More information is available at  Your Thought Vibrations-3 – Dr. Rich Patterson (


Yours for a Better Life,