It’s always the same. Especially at this time of year!

We have a lot of snow here already and it is very cold. So I’ve been standing around quite a bit with the other horses, getting to know Elektra a little better and watching people come and go around the stables.

Our visitors seem to be lost in thought, muttering about shopping lists and things to do before Christmas.

Maybe it’s just the cold weather, but it’s more likely to be the time of year.

Elizabeth isn’t one to follow the commercial path but even she has been muttering about this and that whilst mucking out our boxes, and not looking at all happy about the things going through her mind. Something about washing curtains and getting things “ship-shape” for Christmas. Whatever that might mean. It doesn’t seem to be doing her any good. Maybe she should be mucking out her mind too!

I wonder if she pays attention to what she’s thinking about?

Do you ever  pay attention to what you’re thinking about?  Do you notice what thoughts go through your head during the day?

I mean, you have thousands if not millions of thoughts every single day. Do you ever stop and pay attention to any of them?  Maybe you should. There’s a good chance you’ve got a lot of mental mucking out to do too.

In my experience, people’s mutterings to themselves are usually of the “woe, woe is me” nature, especially at this time of year.

By that I mean meaningless, negative thoughts which are best dealt with by getting out the mental pitchfork and banishing those thoughts to the muck heap.

Why keep this mental baggage around any longer? Negative thoughts make you feel bad and serve no purpose apart from creating negative beliefs which contribute greatly to a self-perpetuating negative lifestyle.

Focusing on what might go wrong does not create situations or opportunities for things to work out any better.

Your subconscious mind creates situations for you that you regularly think about. Always.

Wouldn’t you rather enjoy your life and have nicer thoughts along with more success? Instead of worrying about what might go wrong, apply the mucking out fork and think about what might go right for a change.

Is what you are thinking about helping you in any way? Does it make you feel better? Does it serve any helpful purpose at all? Yes or No? If the answer is No, then out it goes onto the muck heap.

Give yourself the chance to create more positive outcomes for yourself.

Pay attention to your thoughts. Do some mental mucking out. Ditch the negative thinking. Improve your life.

What do stars do best?


Especially at this time of year.

Enjoy your ride.


(Photo: Mittinger

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