I call it quicksand…and I’m trying for dry ground like everyone else. Repeating the bad doesn’t help…it plants it further in your being. (I’m working on it and discovering LOTS!)
I’m not digging into self-help books but into the Bible and this is what’s helping me.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Do you want life to change?
Change your thoughts AND words. It affects body, soul, mind and others.
I usually write at night…this is my email verse today “My son, pay attention to what I say. Listen closely to my words. Don’t let them out of your sight. Keep them in your heart. They are life to those who find them. They are health to your whole body. Above everything else, guard your heart. It is where your life comes from. Don’t speak with twisted words. Keep evil talk away from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead. Keep looking right in front of you. Make level paths for your feet to walk on. Only go on ways that are firm. Don’t turn to the right or left. Keep your feet from the path of evil.” Proverbs 4:20-27