I realized something quite important today,
And I wanted to write about it right away.
You know I am a big proponent of living in NOW –
And I do a lot of practicing to better learn how.
But, since it often seems impossible not to think ahead…
I’d rather imagine a positive outcome – not something I dread!
I understand that chemically in my brain,
This will cause me to feel pleasure NOW – instead of pain.
Be a realist people tell me – but what does that mean?
They seem to want me to prepare myself for a negative scene.
Is an unwanted outcome always more true?
And what does being prepared for the worst really do for you?
Your brain will respond by releasing hormones of distress,
As if you were actually in the middle of a mess!
And, guess what – a mess is what actually ensues,
If this is the option you continually choose!
Since we can’t really know the future for sure –
Why is it considered less intelligent to believe in a cure?
Neuroscience has actually shown that this is a lie!
It’s smarter to think positively – and (simply) this is why…
With negative thinking stress hormones start to satiate,
And our brain function is lower in that particular state!
So being able to focus on problems, and make them expand –
Does NOT mean you are the smartest in the land!
It turns out imagining the best-case scenario,
Seems to be a much better way to go!
The best part is that you get to be happier today,
With more energy to find solutions…come what may…
So here’s my story – I just wrote a kids’ book,
And I sent it out so the literary world can take a look.
I have absolutely no idea what anyone will say,
But I’m feeling very hopeful and excited anyway!
As soon as I pressed “SEND” what I began to see –
Were little kids reading my book on their parents’ knee.
I imagine seeing my books in my favorite bookstore,
And I see myself writing so many more!
Of course, I don’t know what the story will end up to be –
But am sure enjoying the way this version feels to me!
Isn’t it better than waiting thinking no one will reply?
Or that it’s really hard to break in, so why even try?
If you call me a dreamer, that’s really OK,
I’m so grateful for that ability every single day!