Lately I’ve been daydreaming of happy times. Past, present and future. This probably has a lot to do with transforming my drive time into car university. I like to listen to the radio in my car but it’s old enough to have a CD player too. This is lucky for me because I have some great audio books in CD form. The learning flavor of my birthday month is affirmations by the late best selling author and publisher, Louise Hay.
Hay was sexually abused as a young woman (#metoo) so it’s not surprising that overcoming low self-esteem became a life’s work. She didn’t just overcome fear and low self-esteem in herself, she spent her life helping others to love and accept themselves. Hay became a Science of Mind minister in 1981 and went on to become a bestselling author of 27 books, including You Can Heal Your Life. This book became the foundation of her publishing business, Hay House, which devotes itself to uplifting biographies and self-help books.
You Can Heal Your Life is the CD set I’m currently listening to in my car. Hay uses super simple language to convey her ideas. Common nouns, verbs and adjectives lend her mind-programming message a homespun, almost grandmotherly feel. It sounds corny by today’s standards but the simple, straightforward talk was likely a big factor in her international success as an author and public speaker.
This morning I woke up with a delightful daydream playing in my head. It was so playful and sweet it made me giggle. In fact this daydream was so much fun I imagined another and another. It makes me smile just remembering those imaginary scenes. But are these thought rehearsals really just imaginary? Louise Hay didn’t think so. She believed they have the power to attract those experiences, in the same way negative thoughts attract negative, unwanted experiences.
Why not look forward to a wonderful, happy future full of everything you want in life? If thoughts are things, (as authors Bob Proctor and Greg S. Reid claim in their best-selling book Thoughts Are Things) then practicing positive thoughts and best outcomes is a great way to heal your life! Now I wonder if this will work on the golf course…