This is the first time, and, no doubt, the only time, I can say without guilt, ‘It’s not my fault!’

This Mental Diet is quite the exercise.  Although I missed the Webinar on Sunday, I saw in the notes and the assignment list in the workbook, we were to begin it.  My record, so far?  6 hours because that is when I was asleep.

I really thought I had a handle on it by this evening, but it all dissolved into a wish when I felt the burn of piping hot soup on my hand.  Without thinking, I loudly expressed my pain in profanity.  START OVER!!!

So, I did, until there was an unnecessary delay getting every one to the table to consume said piping hot soup.  START OVER!

Now I am enjoying one of my longer sessions on the diet and that is only because I am blogging!   May it last through the night!

Do you know how wonderful it is to proclaim, ‘It’s not my fault’?  I was raised to take responsibility for my decisions/actions.  My situation is the result of my decisions, thus, choose wisely.  But NEVER was it acceptable to say, It’s not my fault.  Ahhhhhh, it is, at this moment, at this point in the MKE journey that I am so grateful to  express that phrase!

This reprieve is only for the negativity bias but I will take it!

In the recovery ministry I am involved in, there is always the question regarding why any one of us can write pages about our faults but hardly 3 lines of positive.   So many individuals are so steeped in their garbage and guilt, they can not see past the end of their arms.

I love how Og, Haanel, Emerson, the cards, the shapes, and the exercises are all part of a sweet symphony playing mental music in perfect harmony.   Staying true to the exercises is all part of the Law of Substitution, replacing the old with the new.  It is all so very exciting.

So here is to 7 straight days of positive thought.  Until that happens, there is no guilt, no self criticism, or disappointment, because….It’s not my fault!!!!

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I am a veteran home educator, mother of 3, grandmother of one, who loves Living Life to the fullest and encouraging other mature individuals, like myself, to do the same – through Love, positivity, and self-directed thinking.
A decade ago, I made the decision to live my life according to my own terms. Of course, my terms are not your terms. That’s the beauty of this journey!
There is so much to discover!
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  1. Louise, I love reading your posts. They are so well written and really come from the heart. Thank you for sharing your struggle with the mental diet. It definitely can be a challenge, but it is so worth the effort.

    1. Thank you, Leanne. You are always so encouraging. Actually got to 90 hours today, then RESTART! And since, I am not sure I have even made a full hour!!!

  2. HAHAHA! I had my own reset last night, which George gently pointed out it was certainly time for! I love this process since we are liberated from all but being the conscious observer!

    1. Hey Rebecca, I made it 90 hours then had to RESTART due to my unacceptable reaction to my phone not responding to my touch. Since then, I don’t think I have even managed an hour. Still working at it! This is such a great exercise!!!

    1. Thank you for reading my blog and for your compliment. Looking forward to getting more hours of positive in a row – while awake!!! So exciting to know the whole movement is working on thinking positive!

  3. This is quite the interesting thing about the mind and people isn’t it? Just imagine if the whole world went on the mental diet.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog site. It may not be the whole world but there is a good number of us working at remaining positive. That is a lot of positive energy.

  4. This is awesome! Sleeping is probably my best time as well, but then I had a dream and that “F” bomb I’ve been suppressing for DAYS came FLYING out of my mouth in Dream Land. Funny how that works, huh? I think what happens in Dream Land ought to stay in Dream Land…just sayin’… 🙂

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