What’s your answer?
Change begins with a decision to change.
Stress is caused when your mind tries to find a resolution to a problem when you do not have the information or power to solve it.
Example: If you consider stressful situations are like being stuck in the middle lane of the traffic jam like that white car.
Unknowable: You don’t know what’s causing the tailback or how long it will take you to get to your destination. You don’t know whether the lanes on either side of you will go faster or slower if you move into them.
What you know: You know the traffic jam will not last forever, eventually the traffic with thin out and you will get moving forward again.
During those stressful moments in your life the only logical option is to accept the following. You are where you are meant to be and you will arrive at your destination when you’re meant to arrive.
I’ll leave you with a couple of lines that employ common sense.
Too many people use their phone to escape from their everyday life, however, one day, they will realise the world they’re escaping to is far worse than the one they’re leaving behind because it’s based on everybody’s fictional lifestyle.
Don’t compare your life to the one fabulous life you read about on your phone, compare it to the millions of people who have their heads buried in their own phone just like you.
Peace and happiness are the two goals everybody wants to achieve; the only place these are found is within you. If you try to find them anywhere else, you will spend a life-time looking for them.
The day you find peace and happiness within you is the day everybody else’s troubles will cease to be important to you because you’ll let them look after their own peace and happiness.
Remember: You can guide, you cannot give.
When you believe in your future, nobody can take it away from you.
According to all known laws of aviation, there’s no way that a male bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground, however, the male bee doesn’t care what humans believe so he continues to fly effortlessly along.
That’s one valuable lesson people can learn from the humble bee: Don’t listen to people with limited beliefs about what’s possible.
You may be talented, inspired and motivated, however, if you don’t believe in yourself, those traits will only get you so far. Remember, your belief in yourself is your super power, it gives that edge over everybody else who is competing with you.
How do you believe in yourself?
I’ll leave you with a couple of my favourite quotes:
How other people think and act will determine what they attract into their lives (their karma), your thoughts and actions will determine your Karma.
Cursing your enemies may sound like a fun thing to do; “May you get the runs on your wedding night.” or “may you get an itch you can’t reach, are two popular Irish curses. However, they’re your thoughts and if you wish those things for somebody else, you’re really wishing them for yourself.
You’d be better off wishing for them to experience a wonderful happy and healthy life, and wishing for them to win a fortune every year they’re alive. Now, that’s something worth receiving.
How Karma works: If you work on the theory that your karmic force is an all-powerful 14-month-old baby, who doesn’t know right from wrong, positive from negative, good from evil and whose ability to understand language is almost non-existent. All they understand are images and emotions. That’s why the information you’re sending to your karmic force needs to be clear.
If you’re forever cursing people, your karmic force will guide you to find more people to curse. If you’re wishing happiness for people, it will look for people and events to bring more happiness into your life. I’ll leave you with one final thought;
If you knew how powerful your thoughts and emotions are, you’d never concentrate on a negative one.
The only way you can improve today is to change how you think about it. Our thoughts determine our life. Happy thoughts-happy life. Believing in the following eleven lines make my life better every day. I hope you like them, if you don’t? Number 8 applies to you.
I’ll leave you with one final thought on happiness.
Living a happy life doesn’t mean you will always be happy because that’s not how happiness works. Living a happy life means you know when happiness disappears, it’s only temporary.
The direction you need to take will be shown to you, after that, it’s up to you to reach your destination.
When you prioritize what you need in your life, your decisions will always be easier to make.
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~Albert Einstein
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” ~Socrates
The path to enlightenment cannot be seen through somebody else’s eyes.
The person who wrote, ” one small change at a time will ameliorate your life,” wasn’t communicating with me because I didn’t know what ameliorate meant.
I have since found out the meaning of ameliorate; it is to make something bad or unsatisfactory better or in other words to improve a bad situation.
If the writer had used “improve” instead of ameliorate I would have known exactly what he had been trying to tell me.
That’s why I wasn’t his target reader although I may be now because I have ameliorated my understanding of the English language.
The importance of using words your readers understand is important because, not everybody has the time or inclination to find out what you’re saying if they don’t understand it in the first place.
I understand what ameliorate means now, however I still prefer the easier to understand statement.
One small change at a time will improve your life.
A narrative is a spoken or written account of connected events; a story in simpler terms.
I’ve heard the word “narrative” being used on quite a number of occasions over the last few months and it left me quite confused as to what exactly it meant. Somebody would tell a reporter, “that’s your narrative of events.”
I’m fairly sure he meant that’s how you see the situation but he didn’t so I set about trying to identify a simple way to understand the word, narrative.
I’ve used wildlife film makers as an example. The photographers go out into the wild for months at a time and spend all that time gathering material about a specific animal’s life. They then go back into studio and edit the material to make a one hour documentary. The one hour documentary is their narrative of that creatures existence.
Is it how the creatures really live? Who knows, but as a keen Discovery channel fan, they are very enjoyable to watch.
After I’d satisfied my own need for clarity on what a narrative is, I started looking at how it could be used for people in general. I believe a person’s narrative of their life-story is a strong indication of what their future will look like.
People’s narrative of their lives generally fall into 4 categories.
If you were to create a one hour documentary (narrative) of your life what would your life story portray?
Have you focused on your accomplishments and glossed over your failures, or visa versa? Or have you shown how your failures made you a stronger person? Has your narrative been about the little things in your life that you appreciate all the time?
I believe everybody should be able to look upon their life-story with pride. It should be a balanced view where they concentrate on being grateful for their strengths and weaknesses, and how they developed those traits to create opportunities for themselves.
The greatest opportunity anybody can receive is the opportunity to be happy with the live they’ve been given. I’ll leave you with this line.
A positive narrative will always contain moments of weakness.
The world will tremble. Birds will fall from the skies. The earth is warming up. Fires will force all to flee before its wrath. The end is nigh. Water shall pour forth from the sea to engulf all who stand before it. A plague shall descend upon the human race.
Some read those lines and declare prophecy while others will see them for what they are. History repeating itself. Everything has a cycle, everything that has happened in nature is set to repeat itself eventually.
It doesn’t take a genius or a prophet to figure that out, you just need to be a good historian.
As you can see doom and gloom is easy to predict. However, predicting a better tomorrow requires more courage because that’s something that’s going to unfold with blinding accuracy right before your eyes. Get it wrong and you’re not going to be trusted with another prediction. Get it right and you’re only safe for another day.
The thing about predicting the future if you want to go down that path is to give everybody the power to predict their own future. Like the law of attraction does in every line; if you’re not attracting the things you want into your life, you’re doing something wrong. A get out jail free card every time.
Really, the only thing you should predict about the future is how you feel about its arrival. It’s the only thing you can hope to have some control over.
If you begin each morning with a prayer of gratitude for being allowed to live another day, your feelings about your future will improve every day.
The greatest power you have is the ability to choose what you pay attention to. You can choose to notice things that make you happy or things that make you sad. It’s your decision all day long. If you believe somebody else can make you feel anything you don’t want to feel, you need to take that power off them.
You are responsible for your mindset, whether you agree or disagree is a decision you make of your own free will.
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