"Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating, you’re planning … What are you planning?"

Abraham-Hicks Publications



This is a good question – what are we planning? So often we play and replay in our minds situations which we didn’t like or we worry about things which most of the time will never happen, if we stop thinking about them. Have you ever watched your thoughts? They are like an excited monkey which is jumping all over the place and making lots of noises. Calming this monkey is the key. But it is easier said than done. Fighting it will not work, controlling it is not very successful either. But there is appreciation. When you focus on something you like, love, cherish and which makes you feel good, you can feel appreciation and the monkey quiets down.

Like Abraham says, appreciation is planning, but it is planning for what you want and what will bring you joy. And isn’t that what we are all striving for? So let’s start the journey and let the monkey sleep!

Silvia Coggin
Life & Wellness Coach
Author and Publisher of



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