Wisdom from Louise Hay (Quotes to live by)
Sep 05, 2017
Those of you who know Louise Hay's work, may have heard that she passed away peacefully last week at the age of 90.
Louise Hay was one of the founders of the self help movement and her book, Heal Your Body, was first published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body. After the publication of You Can Heal Your Life in 1984 (which has more than 50 million copies in print worldwide), Louise started to inspire and uplift millions with her words of wisdom, now contained in over 30 books for adults and children.
You can read much more about her work and legacy here.
Although criticized by some for her "woo-woo" new age messaging and lack of scientific backing for her work, there is no doubt that Louise's words have supported millions of people through life's challenges. Even if we don't entirely buy into Louise's messaging (and I do have my reservations!), there is so much we can learn from her about helpful versus unhelpful thinking.
This week, I will share some words of wisdom and affirmations from Louise.
Today's are on the power of thoughts and beliefs. It is so easy for us to get carried away with our negative or unhelpful thinking. It can be helpful to remind ourselves that:
Just because you believe something doesn't mean it's true.
When you're having a tough day, reach for a good thought.
Stop scaring yourself with your thoughts.
It's only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
Every thought we think is creating our future.
Would you really dig into yesterday's garbage to make tonight's meal? Do you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow's experiences? If a thought or belief does not serve you, let it go! There is no written law that says that because you once believed something, you have to continue to believe it forever.
Writing the Daily Wisdom blog is a way to keep myself consistent with my intentions, both for writing and for living my values on a daily basis. I hope it inspires you too!