Saturday, 31 December 2011


Hello and welcome to day 2,

It actually amazes me that I made it back here for day two of my blog! Day two ! wooo big deal! well it is for me..... I forgot completely until about an hour ago that I was even writing a blog. How could I forget that I made a commitment to myself to write a blog for 120 days? ( I don't think I mentioned the commitment yesterday, ahem) if I wasn't choosing thoughts then I could have entertained all manner of miserable self-deprecating thoughts about forgetting, when actually forgetting to me (ever since I began thought choosing) is a sign of a good day, a wonderful day, a day spent 100% IN THE MOMENT! and what beautiful moments they were too......
My partner and I went on an adventure, we went somewhere new, we went out into the nature and the fields and the woods, we walked in a neolithic henge monument called Gorsey Bigbury, I imagined all the generations between those neolithic builders and me, lined up smiling and admiring each other. We climbed fences and walked in mossy woods, we smelled the moist decaying carpet of leaves and felt the deep silent earth beneath our feet. Halfway along our walk my partner heard voices and stopped and looked with his binoculars, our  friends had come out to meet us; entirely dressed in camouflage I spied them in the distance and asked "how do you know its them?" and Dan laughing replied "through my binoculars!" 
AHA !!! Here was another opportunity for me to self-depricate, but NO!!
 again I was so in the moment that I even forgot the binoculars.
What a delicious day we had! I carried my baby up and down hills, through the mud and finally across a stream to watch some pot-holers emerge from an opening in the ground - the universe answering the question I had just posed "I wonder what that is? do people use it?" and other curiosities, and finally back to my car to drive home and eat a delicious dinner with my favorite people and celebrate together the coming of the new year and the light. 
So YES I did forget about my blog and I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT!!!!!!!

So, many thanks to my lovely friend who texted me to thank me for starting my blog yesterday, I call that  SERENDIPITY, such a funny word, it always sounds angelic to me, but the definition is rather more mundane  - the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Unsatisfied by that definition, I went on to discover that the word was coined in the 1800's by an author called Horace Walpole, he took it from an old word for Sri Lanka - Serendip-, and an old story in which the heroines made discoveries by accident and sagacity of things they were not in search of. I had no idea before this that one could just make up words? but creation is an incredible thing.....

So where am I going with this? I believe that things which are often attributed to serendipity are actually some magical response to good feeling thoughts generated by the human brain. so  I will leave you now with some words to ponder over:

In Aramaic, the ancient language spoken by Jesus Christ, the word Satan literally translates as "Crazy thought" - Satan is a concept which has caused all sorts of problems for all sorts of people
and secondly that the Japanese word for thinking which I can't currently remember, its something like Kam guru, translates literally as - "to return to the realm of God" - 

So its all here in our language; let us choose beautiful thoughts to bring beautiful feelings into our minds and bodies, we know when a thought is CRAZY because it feels that way too, let us RETURN TO THE REALM OF GOD in our minds and bodies and live the beautiful life we deserve.

I am grateful for my wonderful woodland day
I am grateful for the lesson that to forget can be beautiful
I am grateful for my wonderful friends
I am grateful for serendipity
I am grateful for language for helping me to understand and express myself
I am grateful for google for bringing information to my fingertips
I am grateful for my fingertips for feeling my world
I am grateful for all those people who have gone before me and handed their learning down to me
I am grateful for the sun behind the clouds
I am grateful for new boots

with love from Klara.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Getting Started

Hello and welcome to my Brand New Blog!

Ta Daaaaa!

My name is Klara, I'm 36 years old and I'm writing this one-handedly while my baby sleeps on my lap.

Why am I writing this?

I recently set out on an adventure, an adventure of my mind - I am learning an entirely new set of skills, well new to me anyway, regarding my own thought processes. I am learning, through daily practice of whatever I choose in the moment, to shepherd my own thoughts into a collection of productive, happy, resourceful, delightful, inspired, intuitive, carefree, uplifting and free imaginings and visions.

About five weeks ago I was somebody who suffered from SAD, a condition which meant I not only dreaded winter but suffered year after year from unpredictable bouts of mild to severe winter depression, and had done so for as long as I can remember.

So What changed?

Five weeks ago, I was sitting in a cafe with a friend and she was relaying to me a life changing revelation which she had undergone: the full and complete understanding that human beings have the power to choose what they think !
Oh it looks so simple when I see it in black and white.... choose your thoughts. Easy.??? Indeed I have discovered that while not being easy all the time, it certainly IS POSSIBLE!

You may already know all this in which case you may choose to stop reading now. However if like me you have been subject to wrong, bad or destructive thought patterns this blog may be helpful to you.

Thought choosing, is clearly to me the key to a successful happy life, I have had the happiest five weeks so far of my life with feelings ranging from general contentment to absolute joy, simply by picking my thoughts the same way I pick my food, choosing always the delicious, juicy, heart warming, clear, sustaining thoughts only and holding up the firm hand of NO when an unpleasant unwelcome unpalatable thought occurs, goodbye I say to them and good riddance!

So hopefully every day I'm gonna share my world in this blog, my purpose in doing so is mostly as a support to my own learning, there is no manual on the optimum use of Klara's brain so I have to invent the way and if sharing it in this blog is helpful to anyone then I shall be an even more happy and successful woman.

I shall be sharing a wide range of information and resources on thought choosing and the power of thoughts in general.

My favorite thought choosing tool is GRATITUDE

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE IS UNPARALLELED ,  the effect of concentrating on the things which one feels grateful for is good FEELINGS,
feelings are a TOOL and one simple use of that tool is to let you know whether you are thinking the right thoughts or not. If you are not feeling pleasant you are probably thinking the wrong thoughts, this can easily be experimented with. Try thinking of someone you love and you will feel pleasant emotions, try thinking of something unpleasant (stepping on a slug perhaps, sorry slug) and you are likely to be at least feeling a bit icky.....
SO if you are feeling less than wonderful then start thinking of things you feel grateful for now and see what happens.....

So here are a few things I'm grateful for......

Im grateful that learning to write a blog has gone quite smoothly
Im grateful for my beautiful children
Im grateful for the ever changing beauty of the magnificent sky
Im grateful for having a safe place to sleep
Im grateful for my sense of humor
Im grateful for avocados
Im grateful for the smiles of strangers
Im grateful for my friends
And Im grateful for my wonderfully healthy body.

With love from Klara