I hurt my wrist doing a handstand in yoga class.
That was four months ago, and I haven’t been back to a yoga class since then.
It’s still a little painful when I put pressure on my wrist.
Even yesterday morning, when I was doing some yoga stretching at home, I told myself it had been four months and my wrist was still bothering me.
Why wasn’t it healing faster?
I even rehearsed in my head what I would say to the yoga instructor next time I went to class. “I hurt my wrist a few months ago and I’m still . . . .”
Wait a minute! What was I doing?
I realized I had been repeating the same story about my wrist over and over in my head.
I had told my story once or twice to my wife, Mamiko. And I was even ready to repeat the story to my yoga instructor.
I want my wrist to heal and function perfectly as it did before.
However, by repeating the same, old story in my thoughts, and speaking that story out loud, I was perpetuating the discomfort in my wrist.
I was actually preventing myself from healing fully.
If I really want my wrist to heal, I need to start telling myself a new story.
Why? Because our thoughts create our reality. The stories we tell ourselves and others become true. That’s the way this Universe works.
So here’s my new story:
Both my wrists are strong and flexible. They support me comfortably in whatever exercise I choose to do. My body is whole and balanced. I feel great in my physical body.”
What old, negative stories are you telling yourself over and over in your thoughts?
What stories do you repeatedly tell people about your health, your finances, your relationships or your career?
Are these the stories you wish to perpetuate? Or are you ready to create a new, more joyful reality?
You can start telling yourself and others new stories immediately. It’s not very difficult. It just takes some practice.
Try it. Choose one old story you’re ready to release and replace with a new one.
Next, make the decision to stop thinking about and telling the old story. Let it go completely.
Then, come up with a new, positive story you can start thinking immediately. Basically, you’re releasing an old habit and replacing it with a new, more beneficial one.
And it will probably take some repetition to get into the groove of telling your new story. I find it helpful to write down my new story and practice speaking the words out loud. By looking at the written words, and hearing myself speak them, I begin to embed the new story energetically in my consciousness.
I know you want to create a more joyful, abundant and fulfilling life. Sometimes, the quickest and easiest way to accomplish that is to start telling new stories.
That’s how you make your dreams come true.