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Think Greater Than You Feel

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Think Greater Than You Feel

Through this brain retraining process, a phrase I’ve heard more than once is to Think greater than you feel

I’ve read this in one or two of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s books. I’ve heard Annie Hopper (DNRS) say it. It is part of the brain rewiring process. 

Our brains are plastic. We can make change, but it requires us knowing how.

A Process

What I love about the process of brain retraining is the guidance. It is the education, the support, the bits of understanding that increase along the way. This understanding didn’t happen all at once for me. This hasn’t happened completely yet. It’s a process.

One of the bigger struggles I’ve had through this journey is the idea of thinking greater than I feel. The reason I’m working on rewiring my brain is TO BE better than I feel. When I’m in a somethin-somethin state of mind or being, this thinking greater than I feel can be a concept bigger than my brain wants to wrap itself around. 

Because of the guidance along the way, however, it is becoming increasingly easier to be able to reach beyond the limits my brain has wanted to set for me. I am choosing more for myself. And it is empowering.

One Simple Practice: Remove the But

Recognizing a 3-letter word that I’ve allowed too often has been (and continues to be) great practice for me. Yes, I’m still a work in progress. Who isn’t? But being cognizant of patterns is a huge start for change.

Here’s one of my efforts: To stop before the but and steep in the good.

I had a lovely vacation, but . . . (I had a lovely vacation-period.)

Dinner was delicious, but . . . (Dinner was delicious-period.)

I feel great, but . . . (I feel great-period)

Today's Practice: Think Greater Than I Feel

It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Birds are singing. The temperature is perfect. 

With all those amazing reasons to feel gratitude, I’ve been adding buts into my all-day-long. I’m babying a pain that started a few days ago. And I’ve allowed a lack of motivation to keep my walking shoes from finding their way to my feet. But what happens when I remain in the position that is most comfortable for my issue?– I allow it to prevent me from thinking greater than I feel. 

I recognize this pain. I recognize it’s onset and I understand it enough that I know what started it and I know it will go away. I now have tools from my year of brain rewiring to quiet this issue. It is definitely not as noisy this go-around as it’s been in the past. And I appreciate this, greatly. 

And yet. . . 

I allowed myself today to put my focus on my less-than state

So, this afternoon, I made a different choice. I put those walking shoes on. I put my earbuds in. And I stepped outside my front door for a fifteen minute walk to enjoy the beautiful day I described just a bit ago.

And, Voila!

I listened to an episode from a series my GPS brought me to and I enjoyed what this day has to offer. I put my focus on the blue sky, on the budding trees, on the green grass, and on the fact that I can breathe in and out and make choices. 

I chose to think greater than I was feeling, and now—-I AM feeling pretty good.

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