Recently, a reader wrote a question about forgiveness, and in the process of writing a response, I decided to include a link to a booklet I’d written.
The booklet is called, “The Watcher.” I wrote it back in 2000, and just re-wrote it in 2020. It’s all about dealing with mind chatter — with the negative voices we all have in our heads.
It used to be that I thought I simply got depressed (sort of like one catches a cold-it happened to me.) Back before 1982, when my supervisor gave me an assignment-choose!-I’d have told you there was absolutely nothing I could do to control my temper and my tongue.
Thanks to implementing her suggestion, I learned several things:
- my temper and my moods are as much a part of me as my beautiful, deep blue eyes.
- What I choose to do with my moods and my temper depends on the breadth of my belief system and my willingness to challenge my self-perception.
- And emphatically, choosing differently is about the amount of self-discipline I am willing to exert.
Anyway, I had a good look at the booklet, and decided that it needed a rewrite — a newer format, some punching up, etc. As I looked further, I decided a full rewrite was in order. A week later, I was done!
Just click the image above, or click here. This link also has the introductory chapter for you to check out.