Om-ing and Ah-ing: What if we Could Wear our Hearts on our Sleeves?
Why Positive Thinking Isn’t About Fixing Ourselves!
If you regularly read my blog or follow me on Instagram (@WellbeingWriter) or any other social networks, you’ll see that I love to talk about the power of thought. I’m passionate about sharing my understanding of what the reality is around the nature of being human. Once you understand how life works, nothing can take you away from the knowledge that you are whole and perfect, you see.
So, when I came across the beautiful company, OM&AH London, a little while ago, I just fell in love with their stunning products because they are in beautiful alignment with my own values. Why do I love them so much, though? Well, read on to see how this brand aligns so well with my own philosophy, and why I had to share this with you guys…
The Misunderstanding About Positive Thinking: You Aren’t Broken
Firstly, let me share my own views on ‘thought.’ The thing is, there is often a misunderstanding about ‘positive thinking’ – so often, I hear people talking about using affirmations, or attempting to ‘change thoughts’ in order to be happier. Believe me, I’ve tried it – I spent years doing affirmations with really no clue as to why I felt nothing other than such a failure at it. What I found out was that, actually, whilst some people may find it helpful, if misunderstood, it can also be suppressing our truth because if we aren’t feeling it, we can’t force it. Trying to force positivity, is trying to ‘fix ourselves’. But, in attempting to ‘fix’, we are forgetting something extremely important:
~ WE AREN’T BROKEN IN THE FIRST PLACE! ~
The Truth in our Hearts
This is so important. So, you might wonder, if I have this view, why do I ADORE a range like Om&Ah London’s which charges people with such positive vibes? Well, it’s not like I’m against positivity, that’s for sure; it’s just that I now understand the power of ‘human thought’ and what it is to be a human living in the feeling of our thinking in every second of time! I know that our thinking varies moment-to-moment – and that it’s important to let this flow. As well as this, our feelings and emotions are led by our thinking, and so, we can always be ‘up and down,’ dependent on what we are seeing. And that’s ok – it’s fine to be up and down because if we just ride the wave, knowing that thoughts are transient, they will pass and we will eventually see our truth.
Underneath that ‘thinking in the moment,’ you see, is the truthful essence of our being. That essence is that we are already whole and perfect. This WHOLENESS is the TRUTH OF OUR BEING. This PERFECTION is what is TRULY IN OUR HEARTS. We just don’t always see it – and that’s ok! We can feel how we feel in the moment, at any time, but what we need to remember is that underneath that, we are always totally perfect and innately well. It’s not just positive thinking; it’s the truth. We don’t need fixing because underneath all the thinking that we do – whether positive or negative – we are already whole at our core.
Wearing Our Hearts on Our Sleeves
So, you see, we are already whole – and, so, we don’t need to force our thinking about being positive. We are already positive, even if we don’t see it in every second! Underneath all of our thinking – even if we don’t always see our own beauty – our truth is always within our hearts.
So, why do I love Om&Ah London? Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? With Om&Ah London’s stunning range, you can, quite literally, wear your heart on your sleeve. Om&Ah represent the truth and authenticity of who we are. Om&Ah’s products aren’t just ‘positive thinking’, they reinforce the underlying truth of who we are at our core: that goddess, that wild moon child, that kind, imperfectly-perfect being. No matter what we think ‘in the moment’, we are always that truthful, beautiful, amazing being that is emblazoned across our chest. With Om&Ah’s range, you can wear your heart wherever you like – on your clothing, your mug, or even a cute little cushion if you want to!
We don’t need to force it, because it’s the truth! And, in wearing these reminders of our dear truthful hearts on our ‘sleeves,’ we can remind ourselves of that truth whenever we are mistakenly thinking that we are anything less than innately whole.
To celebrate this collaboration, the lovely people at Om&Ah London have offered my Wellbeing Writer subscribers an exclusive 10% discount across the whole store using the code WELLBEING10 (not to be used in conjection with any other offer). They sure live by their truth: in a world where you can be anything, be kind, right?
I couldn’t connect to and resonate with a better brand! What’s my favourite item from them? Well, being the happy hippy soul I am at my core, I love my ‘Heart of a Hippie’ Tee (which I wear to do yoga, of course!)… Enjoy.
Nicole Barton – Wellbeing Writer
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