You'll See It When You Believe It!
Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am a different person today than I was a year ago. A year ago, I was living in the past, blaming everyone but myself for my circumstances and unable to move forward in an effective way. The details of my circumstances aren't important, because we have all experienced things in our lives that were unpleasant or even horrible. The point I'm making is that reliving those experiences over and over again does nothing but hold us back from living our dreams. I began to realize that I was the only person who could make my life better. I've said before, that nothing anyone else does, or has done is about me. It becomes about me when I let other peoples actions affect me. I learned that my happiness is my responsibility, every. single. day! I can start the day (even the hardest day) thinking about something positive, or not, it's my choice. Some days, it simply can be that I'm grateful for a hot cup of coffee. Appreciation for what is working and what is good changes everything. It is so empowering to know that I have the ability to choose my thoughts! We all do have that ability. Our lives are a complete reflection of the thoughts we think.
I am certainly not saying that I choose to think something lovely every second of every day. We all have things that trigger us, but the trick is to be aware of those triggers and to bring ourselves back as quickly as possible.
Every morning, I begin the day with 20 minutes of meditation. Meditation is the first thing I do, because if I wait and do it later, my mind has had a chance to start to think about the day and my responsibilities. Early morning is a quiet time and I can have a more effective meditation, and really find stillness and connection. Meditation has helped me more that years of therapy. I firmly believe that rehashing things and trying to figure out why all the bad stuff happens is a waste of time. It's in the past and if we dwell on it, we just get more of it. Meditation takes practice and patience, but with persistence you will find that meditation can be very powerful.
The title for this post comes from a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer. What Dr. Dyer is saying in his book is that when we can see in our minds what we want, in and for our lives, then we are well on our way to having what we want. Our power lies within us and when we tap into that power, through meditation and conscious thinking, we can change everything. Believing in the power of our thoughts changes everything. Choose to appreciate what is good, distract yourself from the negative, meditate every day, place yourself around positive people as much as possible, and realize that you don't have to be involved in negative conversation and behavior. These things, although I'm making it sound easier than it is in reality, will completely change your life. It's really about consciously changing your thoughts.
My mother used to always say, "this too shall pass" and it was so irritating to me, but I have come to realize how true it is! Hard times come and go, and it's how we choose to deal with them that matters.
"A good morning, and thus a good day aren't just experiences that magically happen - they are created consciously." ~ from Marc and Angel Hack Life
I'm sharing all of this because there is so much negativity in the world and I believe with all of my heart that it's because people don't realize that they have a choice. When I realized that I could choose my thoughts, my whole life changed. My relationships are better, I am more tolerant of the people around me, and I am happy. Everything is not perfect, and I am at peace with that. Things are improving daily and I am creating my own reality. Negativity attracts negative and positivity attracts positive. That is the divine Law of Attraction and it is a powerful tool when you understand it. I hope this serves you in some way!
Choose to have a great day!