As I progress along my journey to happiness and peace and see how my life is changing, how I’m changing, I become more and more surprised at how willing people are to just Accept their lot in life. So many people truly believe there’s nothing they can do about it, and that’s sad.
A classmate compared me to a guy when I told him how I was handling all the stress and financial situation of being a student; I’m chill. I didn’t really like the comment because it took me 38 YEARS to become this chill. And I’m much better for it. You will be too if you try it. Bills are due? They’re still due whether you freak out or not. Money all gone? You’re still broke whether you get upset about it. Instead of wasting precious energy on worry you could put that energy into ideas on how to become unbroke :D There’s always a way, always a solution, if we’re clear headed enough to look for those solutions. Sometimes we have to make our own solution but there IS one.
When we expect life to get better, opportunities will come our way. But we have to be willing to work for them. There’s no free lunch in this world, but there are free appetizers or dessert to help you along the way ;) Some incentive as it were. Don’t just Believe life will get better, Expect it! Demand it! And then be willing to do some old-fashioned hard work to make sure it Does happen.
I’ll give away a secret right now. The one thing that will solve All problems is Love. A dose of Love will cure what ails ya. There is no emotion as strong as love. There is no force more powerful. Learn to integrate love into your life, into your daily routines, and you will be well on your way to happiness and peace. And health as well.
Learning to take complete responsibility for everything you do is also a required part of your daily life. No excuses, no blaming others for anything. Blaming and complaining stop. If you don’t like something figure out a way to change or improve the situation. Blaming and complaining are not allowed on this journey. It sounds hard but once you’ve replaced those bad habits with good ones (you can never get rid of habits, just replace them) they stay.
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” It’s a cliche but it’s Very true. Just like ‘tomorrow’, if you think happiness is something you’ll finally have when you _________ then it will never come. Happiness is enjoying the here and now. It’s a lifestyle, a new way of seeing the world. I’ve worked on changing my view for about a year now and the difference is Amazing! Life is so much better when you can see the beauty in everything.
The glass is half Empty if that’s how you want to see it but it’s also half Full if that’s how you want to see it. It’s all about perception. It’s like imagining seeing everything through new eyes; what would you see differently? What would you see that you never even noticed before?
Happiness is also a product of taking full responsibility for your life. How great do you want things to be? How far do you want to go in life? Once you take ownership you also start to tear down boundaries because…. they never existed in the first place! Limits and boundaries are taught to us by others and we learn to adopt them. Look at things through fresh eyes; if it was your good friend listing all the reasons he/she couldn’t do something wouldn’t you list the reasons why they Could do that same thing? If you can believe in others then you can believe in yourself. The sky is truly the limit!
About a year ago I was introduced to a whole new perspective on life. It falls under the Law of Attraction. Over the years I’d had some exposure to the philosophy but I wasn’t ready to embrace it.
This knowledge has been around for a VERY long time. Some compare it to what’s in the bible. I don’t, though I can’t say the bible doesn’t say basically the same thing. I guess it all comes down to what method works best for you and who’s writing speaks to you. Personally what’s worked best for me has been the writings of Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich), Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) and Joe Vitale (The Attractor Factor). These men have all written numerous books and they use personal examples of how the philosophy works when applied. These readings are literally changing my life. I still have much to learn, and need to practice the philosophies more, but I’m a MUCH happier person. It’s great to be able to see the positive side to Everything, to know that there is one. To realize that I’m completely responsible for my life and the state that it’s in. To see how everything that’s happened to me has been for my benefit, to help me blossom into the wonderful person I’m becoming (that’s seeing the positive side to every situation). To see how being angry, upset and holding grudges only hurts ME. LOVE is the answer. Train yourself to feel love at all times and happiness and a wonderful life will follow :) To realize the power that EACH and EVERY one of us possess. Our lives CAN be as great as we want, we just need to learn the tools to make that happen.