"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."~ David Carradine

Autumn in New England is a sensual experience. Wood-smoke
fires fill the night sky with ghostly images. The air is scented with ready-to-pick apples and burning oak from hearth fires. Maple trees don their cloaks of red, orange and yellow for one last brilliant display of color. The honking of geese overhead signals that another season has passed. And, in the midst of all this beauty and decay, lie the seeds for next Spring.

"Everyone has a life and that life must be his or her great work of art." ~ Ira Progoff

What I have come to know in my own life and, in working with others, is that our thoughts create our realities. In order to change your life you must begin to be aware of and change your thoughts. If your thoughts are not helping you or "working for you" then it's time
to let them go like leaves in the wind.

"Sometimes our rush to please others makes us quickly forget what is most pleasing about ourselves." ~ Patricia Fripp

Someone once told me that negative thinking wears a groove
in the brain. Just like a worn out record, where the needle comfortably settles into the groove, so does our negative thinking. Negative thinking can be so habitual that it seems like we are powerless to do anything to change it. While we may not be able to change the old grooves, we can make new grooves in our brains by changing our thoughts.

Remember, our bodies listen to everything we say. It responds by sending endorphins, the stress relieving chemicals or things like cortisol; the chemicals that raise blood pressure and put us in a fight or flight pattern. If you are tired of feeling exhausted, stressed out and negative, check in with your thoughts. Pay attention to what you are thinking and telling yourself.

A new habit takes 21 days to form. That's not a long time to make a big difference in your life. Consider that you are in PMS; your "pre-magnificent stage." By this time next year, the "seeds" you plant in your mind today can lead to a life bursting with color.

"Trick or Treat".........Which will you choose?

Author's Bio: 

Nancy D. Bishop is a Life Coach and inspirational writer. She coaches busy women who want more time, energy and abundance for the things that really matter in their lives. She publishes a free monthly newsletter full of soul food. For more information visit her website at www.yourlifeyourway.com