The First step is Gratitude.
When my teacher Bonnie started me on this inward journey she handed me a book. The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life.
from that book a journey of inward discovery started and will never end.
I will always be grateful to you Bonnie. I would never have discovered the "I am" without your guidance!!!
If you're harboring the slightest bitterness toward anyone, or any unkind thoughts of any sort whatever, you must get rid of them quickly. They aren't hurting anyone but you. It is said that hate injures the hater, not the hated. It isn't enough just to do right things and say right things, you must also think right things before your life can come into harmony.
The Peace Pilgrim
How can you change your mindset?
To get rid of old, limiting programming, we have to constantly and consistently put new ideas into our minds. New ideas create positive, powerful new paradigms. Vincent Van Gogh said, "I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream."
The key to creating a new mindset is consistency. Thinking new thoughts once in a while doesn't do much good. Meditating on your new mindset once or twice a day is fairly ineffective if the rest of your day is taken up with thoughts of fear or doubt.
It is the habitual thoughts, the consistent thoughts, that create your mindset and your destiny... not the thoughts that come and go. The thoughts you consistently and continually plant into your unconscious become conviction in your life. You can use affirmation and meditation to do this, but making your new mindset a habit also takes discipline, commitment and resolve.
This is why the power of the will in your conscious mind is one of your greatest gifts. If you catch yourself in the middle of negative thinking, stop and say "No" to those thoughts. Stop the thought and replace it with a positive one. Either mentally or verbally, say "Cancel" and repeat your new thought.
YOU ARE LOVE
BE THE LOVE THAT YOU ARE
We are all one. I am you. You are me.