The book, A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen recently came across my radar. The title really intrigued me, so I decided to ingestigate further. Basically, one undergoes the challenge to not complain for 21 consecutive days.
A few months ago a good friend of mine gave me a Louise Hay cd on how to use daily positive affirmations. Shortly after beginning the practice of using my affirmations, I became very angry at myself for just how negative most of my thinking actually was. Here I thought I was a positive, glass half full kind of person? However, this was a catalyst for me to begin to change my thinking. I am a true believer that what we think about manifests into our lives, whether they be good or bad. I believe this is why the book came to me at this time.
“Complaining is thinking about things you do not want rather than what you do want. When we complain we are using our words to focus on things that are not as we would like. Our thoughts create our lives and our words indicate what we are thinking.” Bowen, Will. (2007) A Complaint Free World (Kindle). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.ca.
I have decided to embark on my own complaint free challenge. I will blog about my adventures at http://www.westofyoga.wordpress.com. Please join me in the challenge. Maybe we can start a complaint free movement here in Vancouver?