I’ve been practicing Revision and noticed that a simple way to revise our negative stories is to change the negative words to positive words. “She doesn’t like me,” simply changes to “She likes me.” “I’m the world’s worst mom,” changes to “I’m the world’s best mom.” “I’m never going to be able to do this,” becomes, “I’m going to do this.”
At first this may seem like some kind of reality distortion. But remember, we create our own reality. It isn’t distortion. It is reality formation. You are forming your reality. What has happened in the past does not predict the future. Instead you format your own future by what you think.
Sure you might have had a bad mothering moment. But that moment is gone now and a clean slate of time is spread before you. Do you want to enter the next moment dragging along an “I’m a bad mother!” attitude? Or do you want to shape the next moment with an “I’m a great mother who just made a mistake that I’ve now learned from and am ready to move on” attitude?
What we think, determines what we do. And any negative story we have can be Revised.Just quickly change your thought from, "I hate cleaning out the toilet!" to "I love cleaning out the toilet!" and watch what it does for your day. As Elder Wirthlin said, “Come what may, and love it!”