I try and be positive, think positive, teach positive and post positive all the time. I truly believe that a positive mind brings hope, goodness and happiness, but all of us surrender to negativity briefly and maybe it is necessary. Life is sometimes hard and sometimes having a negative thought is necessary to feel gratitude. Sometimes a moment in the dark is required to see the colour and the light. A negative feeling is human I think, and different from a negative outlook or a negative spirit. A feeling does not last a lifetime and won’t have a negative effect on one’s soul and beliefs, hopefully it is simply a wake up call to the reality that much of what you have is positive, is beautiful, is deserved, is earned and is right.
We forget we are blessed. We need to be reminded of our fortunes. Never happy with our circumstance and always yearning for better. Thinking we deserve more and convincing ourselves of our entitlement. Forgetting that we have heart and home, health and stability, faith and hope. Not always noticing the brightness and the warmth, the experiences and the happiness, the love and the devotion that enriches our lives. Prayers answered again and again.
Your mind can play tricks on you. That is what they say. Make you feel doubt, frustration, sorrow within the hope and joy. However, your body knows when you can sustain more. Your body reveals when you still have strength left. Your body has courage and will to overcome the fatigue and aches, as well as the bend that doesn’t break and the power that doesn’t fade. Your body pumps with aspiration and determination and convinces the mind to continue, to go forward and to overcome!
Sometimes you have to change things up. There is more than one way, more than one solution. Why make life routine? Why risk the boring and mundane? More importantly, don’t give up because something is not working. Life is about taking chances. Be daring and brave! Step out of the comfort zone and crave something new, something different. Long for another way!
Life is not a race. Yes in life there are competitions but life itself should not be. We should not compete for who is more beautiful, who has more “stuff”, who has more friends/followers, who is more successful, who has a bigger better house or who is happier. Happiness to each of us is different. Success for each of us is unique. Winning for each of us reads individually based on our own dreams, hopes, aspirations and goals. Society does not decide what happiness, success and fulfillment is …..you do! People who dwell in the competition of life suffer from something many of us do not understand and are not qualified to diagnose. So for me, those people are few in my life. I compete with only the person in the mirror, for satisfaction, for fulfillment and for pride. And I spend time with those who inspire, motivate and genuinely feel pure happiness for me. No judging, no keeping score, because it’s not a race.
Sometimes we settle, sometimes we compromise on the life we planned, the life we live and the life we share. But, this is your life! Does it matter what “everyone” is wearing, does it matter what society says we should care about, does it matter what someone considers news? Should we compare ourselves to the skinny, the beautiful and the rich? Should we bend to the beliefs of the influential and the media? Should we lower our standards of what we want in our life? If we want peace, love, hope, joy and success do we have to expect less or settle? Is this all there is? Hell no! Never give up on what you dreamed! Never forsake your aspirations and never forget what you always felt was true! Keep those hopes held high, raise those standards….and the universe will meet you there!
Right or left, up or down, right or wrong, yes or no? Most of the time, we know the answer, it’s in our gut, in our soul and in our heart. But sometimes we just need justification, clarification and validation. Maybe some support, guidance or just good old fashioned fierce advice from a girlfriend, parent or spouse, but in the end….we know the answer.