The scale is a great symbol for many things in our lives. It can represent justice. It can represent equality. It can represent the careful making of a decision by weighing all the options carefully.
It can also represent a set of choices we make about our lives.
Many people spend their days in a whirlwind of negativity. It is as if each and every one of their thoughts is set out on a pre-determined path of pain and anguish and general despondency. It is a difficult thing for some folks to think that there could ever be any thoughts other than negative ones.
Thoughts of fear and lack and unhappiness and general sadness permeate their lives on a daily basis. They get up in the morning dragging themselves out of bed, into the shower, already dreading the start of another day before they even really have their eyes open.
And then it’s the endless decisions about what to wear because "you know nothing really seems right." Nothing really fits well and all the clothes are just so tired looking hanging there in the closet. And there really isn’t time to iron anything else because you already hit the snooze button 3 times and all your extra time is used up.
Then when you finally get yourself dressed you face the chore of eating enough breakfast to last you through the morning even though you really don’t feel like eating anything at all and pretty much wish you could back to bed and just sleep a few more hours because you are just so tired all the time and no matter how much you try to get to bed early, it just never happens and you are always, always, always tired and really just running on empty. (yes that is a run-on sentence purely for dramatic effect)
And that happens all through the week so that on the weekend you are even more tired and you can’t even begin to contemplate trying to accomplish the things that you were waiting all week to do on your free days.
It all seems to be too much to bear sometimes.
But What About The Scale?
So how does this kind of scenario work together with the image of a scale as an analogy?
Well, to start with, it’s the kind of scale that is used to balance things. Like this.
So let’s say that when you get up in the morning, there is a scale right here in the middle of your life. Every morning when you get up the scale is there, standing right on the floor of your bedroom and you get to step on it, not to weigh yourself, but to see how your day is going to go today.
You have one foot on one side of the scale and your other foot on the, well, the other side of the scale. And when you first wake up, you are pretty much evenly balanced. Not tipping over too much one way or the other.
This is the scale that is going to forecast how your day is going to go today.
On one side of the scale is the icky kind of bad day that you might usually have. The kind like we were just talking about with the "not wanting to get up out of bed in the morning, the dragging off into the shower, the hating all the clothes and all the other negative things" that could go into making it a good day or an icky one.
And on the other side of the scale is the kind of day that dreams are made from, where everything goes your way, the sky is blue, your clothes fit perfectly, you are incredibly well rested and you are ready to get yourself up and off to that job that you love with sunny happy people who also love what they are doing and who all go out of their way to make sure your day is as wonderful as they could possible make it.
Those are the 2 sides of the scale that you are looking at every morning as soon as you get out of bed.
What is it that makes the difference between another day of slogging through the mud of an awful day or flying with the wings of angels on a cloud made up of all your dreams coming true? What could it be that is going to slide you onto one side of the scale or the other to tip your day over to either the negative side or to the positive side?
Good question. And at first glance it might seem that what makes your day proceed one way or the other must be something very heavy. Heavy enough anyway to tip the scale over to one side or the other.
But in fact, what makes the difference in which way the scale moves is the lightest of all things extant in the Universe.
Get out of bed and immediately start bombarding yourself with difficult, dreary, soul stealing thoughts and your day is going to zip right over to the negative side as soon as your feet hit the floor.
But on the other hand, if your thoughts in the morning are positive; Light, uplifting, beautiful, dreamily delightful, your scale is going to tip itself right over to the positive side and bring you a day full of the magic that dreams are made of.
And that’s about as hard as it gets.
Truth is, it is wonderful to have nothing in your head but uplifting thoughts of fabulosity and awesomeness, but in fact you really only need to have a bit more than half of your thought to be in the positive vein and your scale will slant itself right over to the positive side for the entire day. Like Rhonda Byrne says, all you need is 51 percent of your thoughts on one side or the other and the scale will tip in that direction.
And the way your scale tips first thing in the morning is the way it is going to go all throughout the day.
Now 51 percent of your thoughts on one side or the other means that the other side is pretty much evenly balanced and your day is probably not going to hugely wonderful or horribly depressing, but it is definitely going to the side where you are thinking more of that kind of thoughts.
51% -- 61% -- 71% -- 81% -- 91%
But, if for instance, you fill your mind and your heart with nothing but good hearty positive thoughts so that your mind is not just 51 percent positive thoughts; but 61 percent or 81 percent or even 91 percent, your day is going to be OUTSTANDING in every way.
The more you think positive thoughts, the more the results of those ideas come into your life.
And it is just so awesome knowing first thing in the morning that you are in charge of how your scale is going to go. And how your scale goes first thing in the morning is pretty much how your entire day is going to go. And you so deserve a wonderful day, please give yourself one tomorrow.