We all have patterns of speaking and acting. We also have an ideal self: the way we wish to be. Unnecessarily limiting thoughts hold people back from becoming their ideal self. They basically think: “I would really like to be ‘this’ way. But the reality is that I am not like ‘this.’”
The truth is, if you have an ideal “way of being,” in mind, you can speak and act in ways consistent with that ideal right now. Since right now you are in this present moment, and in this present moment you can choose to speak and act any way you choose, you always have the magnificent ability to speak and act the way you wish to be.
((Life is Now: Creating moments of joy, courage, kindness, and serenity, p. 46))
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