Negative Self-Talk

Hi Pat

Thanks for the follow and all the best with your blog

craig

for your entertainment in social isolation/hibernation

https://creativekiwis.wordpress.com/2020/04/05/im-in-hibernation/

A church has a rat problem

The church doesn’t want to kill the rats so they trap them and release them far away, but the next day they are back.

Next they try ask them politely to leave, still they won’t budge.

Finally the priest has one last idea, he baptized all the rats.

Now they only come at Christmas and Easter.

man walked into a bar. He sat down and asked the bar tender “If I impress you, can I have a free drink?”. The bar tender said sure, so the man reached in his pocket and pulled out a tiny piano. He then pulled out a small rat and set it by the piano. It crawled on to the bench and began playing

music. The bar tender was amazed, so he gave the man a beer. Next, the man said “If I impress you even more, can I have free drinks for life?”. The bar tender didn’t think it was possible, so he agreed. The man pulled a frog out of his pocket, and it began to sing by the piano. The bar tender smiled and told the man that he was impressed. A man in a suit with a cane walked into the bar, saw the small animals, and offered to buy them for $2 million. The owner said no, but he offered to sell the frog for $500k. The rich man agreed, took the frog, and left. The bar tender couldn’t believe the owner just did that and said “Why did you just sell the frog?! There is no singing now!”. The owner laughed and said “Don’t worry; the rat is a ventriloquist!”.

Two professors of economics were walking down a road when they saw a dead rat.

The older one said – “If you eat this, I’ll pay you ₹10,000”. The younger one makes a quick cost-benefit analysis and finally eats the rat.

The younger professor experiences a bad after-taste and wants the older professor to experience the same. When he sees another dead rat on the road, he dares the professor to eat it in exchange for the old ₹10,000. The senior professor, eager to recover his reckless bet, eats it.

After a few minutes of walking silently, the younger professor finally says – “Looks like we’ve been eating dead rats for free.”

The older professor remarks, “But don’t forget we just added ₹ 20,000 to the GDP!”

RATS!

from

https://upjoke.com/rat-jokes

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PART II

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* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

“Live each day as if it’s your last…

and one day you’ll be right!

PS

So it may be better and safer for you following the rats!

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

From The Darkness Into The Light

Winter depression sad woman with Seasonal affective disorder girl grief stricken alone at home window thinking negative thoughts. Mental health banner panorama background.

Envision a day in your life when you are completely unaffected by what other people say or do. Seems impossible, right? Trust me, I get it. When it comes to being critical of ourselves, we all have an inner critic. The world says that the little voice in your head can actually be helpful in keeping you motivated towards your goals. For the Believer, the Holy Spirit is our voice of conviction and transformation that pushes us towards our purpose and destiny. On the other hand, when the voice you hear is negative and it brings you down this is not God this is the voice of the enemy. Negative self-talk is something we all have experienced, and it creates significant stress and can cause us to become depressed, not only is it harmful to us but to those around us if we are not careful. Here’s what you need…

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PROTECT THE INSTRUMENTS OF YOUR HEART❤ AND MIND 🧠

HEALING HEARTS BREAK-THROUGH

Discover Prompts, Day 21: Instrument 5.23.20

Are your heart and mind INSTRUMENTS?

Instruments are all around us just pay attention and you will find that the mind can make most anything into an INSTRUMENT . The mind and heart work together usually for most people at the same time . What happens when either one of these vital INSTRUMENTS don’t work together or at all?

What is that beat I keep hearing over and over again in my mind ? That specific INSTRUMENT that keeps my heart beating outside of it’s walls . This INSTRUMENT is like no other because is was crafted from the very best sources. This INSTRUMENT plays melodies that are inspiring and yet make sounds that can be horrifyingly sinister. The mind will tell you that your INSTRUMENT is in need of repair , while your heart will ignore the mind and keep playing the same…

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“Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

“Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/tag/a-tribute-to-muhammad-ali/

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ALeKk01tigal8TDcZH6uiR1BCnHBvUR7mg%3A1590864855949&ei=16vSXrvKOc3G4-EP8riXoAE&q=skill+will+muhammad+ali+craig+lock&oq=skill+will+muhammad+ali+craig+lock&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECCMQJzoHCCMQsAIQJ1C7UlifdGD1d2gAcAB4AIAB6QGIAc8TkgEGMC4yLjEwmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwj7kf-0odzpAhVN4zgGHXLcBRQQ4dUDCAw&uact=5

paperwork chaos

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams. “
SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE… together

 

The Power of The Mind

Hi
Thanks for the follow and likes.
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# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog
Shared by craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

NeuroDevotion Blog - Inspiration and Motivation

NEURODEVOTION

28th May, 2020

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NEURODEVOTION ~ quote

“To understand the power of the mind – feed it with love, passion, beauty and kindness.”

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“The best and simplest prayer of all is one of THANKS!”

Reality is an illusion: Everything is energy and reality is not what you really see.

HI Vishal

Thanks for the follow

I just realised my days are determined and lead down paths from the feedback by my readers and followers around the world, like you. So thanks for the input.

All your comments and feedback encourage (greatly), uplift and even inspire me to follow “this road less travelled”.

I love my days “interacting with you’ guys and gals’ (and anything else in these uncertain days)

Happy writing/blogging and take care (but also have some FUN)

craig

“the world’s fourth worst writer”

see

https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer-3/

Still

“Driven to uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

https://craigsquotes.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/path-emerson.jpg?w=605&h=454

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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A mind full of illusions

Is this life real? Is everything in our life is an illusion? How do we know that we are not hallucinating it all?. Actually we can never prove that we’re not all hallucinating, or simply living in a computer simulation. But that doesn’t mean we believe that we are. ”How do we know that the stuff we see around us in the real stuff of which the universe is made? That’s the worry about the holographic principle, for example -Maybe the three -dimensional space we seem to live is in actually a projection of some underlying two-dimensional reality. Quantum physicists are discovering facts about the world that we would never have thought to be possible.

The scientific research that has taken place in the last few years are as significant to our understanding of reality as Copernicus’s outline of the solar system. The problem? Many of us simply do not…

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A book called 'mind'

Now let me go back to where I belong for I have lived enough of others’ lives.

Swagata Sharma

Isn’t it funny? Isn’t it strange? Isn’t it toxic? We all have the best and the worst of our days. The best, being in highlight and highlighted to the rest of the world. But the same is not met out to the bad by most of us and definitely not by all of us. How sad, yet how glad I feel that atleast I am in a position to talk about my inner unhappiness such openly and frankly. I don’t write anything over here for the sake of just gaining views, definitely not my cup of tea or scoop of cream.

Admitting one’s inner insecurity and coming in terms with it needs a lot more than what we say just ‘courage’. Talking about myself, for most part of my teens, I…

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