Your snore is a bore!
Okay, so this is just a fun little story. Nothing life changing happened. Nothing that couldn’t have a simple, doubt filled explanation, but somehow confirmed for me the faith that I had in this new idea was worth exploring.
My boyfriend snores, loud and often. When he’s not snoring, he breathes loud, really, really loud. Louder than the fan if I turn it on to drown out the sound. I read The Secret about 4 days ago. As we were going to bed, I felt great. I already felt my mood lightened and wondered why I never realized, “Of course I have complete control over my life!”
So, we lay down, say goodnight, and within minutes he is snoring. Like it was on auto pilot, I got irritated. Racing through my head was any version of omg stop snoring, I hate when you snore, Im never going to fall asleep, I should go on the couch, stop! SHUT UP!!! Then, like I ran into a brick wall, it hit me. What had I just learned? What good is knowing The Secret, believing it, and feeling good about it, if I wasn’t going to apply it to my daily life?
I started listening to my internal dialogue. What was I thinking about? What signal was I sending out to the Universe? I was thinking, stop snoring. The signal was “snoring.” So, by the law of attraction, I was inadvertently saying to the Universe, I want more snoring. So I stopped. In my head I started thinking of why I love him and repeating over and over in my head, “I’m so incredibly happy and thankful that my boyfriend is a silent sleeper.” Even though it hadn’t happened yet and wasn’t technically true, I felt as if it was, and believing what I was saying was completely true.
Within one minute, I’m not exaggerating, he stopped snoring! Not only that, but I couldn’t even hear him breathing. I actually checked to make sure he was because I have NEVER heard him that quiet while he was asleep. Needless to say I was ecstatic! I fell asleep filled with joy and love. What was even better was waking up more refreshed than ever, and I don’t think that had anything to do with the snoring. I was able to fall asleep feeling gratitude for my family, friends, my boyfriend, my apartment, my job, and all the other wonderful things in my life. If I hadn’t stopped focusing on the one bad thing, I wouldn’t have been able to be thinking about how many good things outweigh the snoring. Even if he didn’t stop snoring, I would have still been grateful for being able to realize changing my way of thinking directly affects my mood, and ultimately my perspective. If I was thinking about how much I love him, and why, how could I possibly hate him for snoring?