Our mornings, every single one of them, start the night before.
His wonderful book, “the biology of belief”, Professor Bruce Lipton speaks of the force of thinking on our bodies.
Every one of the 50,000,000,000,000+ cells in our existence is affected directly by how we are thinking. We interpret that physical reaction as a feeling. An emotion.
More simply, HOW we are thinking affects how we are feeling.
Professor Lipton concluded this many, many years ago. his initial conclusions were not readily accepted by his peers, colleagues or the medical profession.
He endured ridicule, dismissal and hubristic condescension; a frequent reaction to original thinking, or as Dr Edward Bono called it, lateral thinking.
Professor Lipton's research, development and conclusions are now utilised in the system of thinking known as Neuroplasticity; a whole new development of how we can change, modify, or influence our thinking consciously.
Which gives strength to the practice of a Morning Ritual, in which we choose a thought, an idea, or a project (goal), to direct or redirect our thinking.
It's back to decisions, isn't it? We can pretty well decide how we're going to think, which will affect how we feel, which will influence how we, act, react, or respond in any situation in life.
Any situation at all.