Walk Until You Feel There Are No Hills

Walk until you feel there are no hills.

Exercise for a happy, healthy life.

Troubles: You can’t walk away from your troubles but you can walk your troubles away. What do I mean by that? I mean you can exercise your way to a better tomorrow.

If in your everyday life you feel like you’re constantly climbing over hills, you put one behind you only for another to take its place. Then it’s time for you to take a walk, walk every day and when you’re on your walk think of every good thing that has happened in your life. Not only will your body thank you for the exercise, your mind will get stronger too. If you keep the exercising and positive thinking routine up for long enough; you will find all the hills in your life will have disappeared, and your walking will have gotten easier too.

The little things that annoy you today will no longer be part of your life because you will have found better things to concentrate on.

Some people ask me why I walk. The answer is simple; I walk because I want to have a fit body and healthy mind, not only for now but for my future too.

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If The Emotions You Use Do Not Benefit Somebody, Use Different Emotions

Positive emotions raise you upWords are mightier than the sword for one simple reason, they can cut deep enough to mortally wound somebody but they don’t leave a physical mark on the body; they are designed to kill the emotional spirit, not the body.

The only way to survive such an onslaught is to acquire a positive mental attitude; any other means of defending yourself is a short-term fix when a long-term solution is required. An example of short-term fix is for a friend to support you, but they can’t be expected to be there for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week; that’s not possible unless your friend is a god.

How do we develop a positive mental attitude?

A positive mental attitude is not bought in a shop or acquired from reading a book about what positive people do; it will help, but it’s not the solution you’re looking for. To create a positive mental attitude, you need to become your own psychologist; you have to listen to your own thoughts and examine them to see if they’re positive or negative.

Positive emotions will benefit you or the people you interact with, and will always make you feel good inside regardless of the situation. Positive emotions are joy, happiness, desire, gratitude, pride, euphoria, empathy and hope, to name just a few. Gratitude is the most beneficial positive emotion because when you are grateful for everything you have; you will attract more of the same.

Negative emotions have the opposite effect, they are normally critical in nature and will put you in an irritable emotional state. For example: When you’re angry with the world, you’re really just angry with yourself for allowing the reason for you being angry to have occurred in the first place. Other negative emotions are fear, jealousy, doubt, despair, sadness, guilt, frustration and depression.

For example, if you are frustrated because you haven’t received the promotion you have been looking for; you need to change your attitude to your job because that frustration will be noticeable in everything you do at work and that is not going to help you get the next promotion when it arises.

Once you have examined your thoughts and determined which are positive and which are negative, you have to alter the negative emotions you possess. Examine them to see if they are real or imagined because our worlds are made up of 10 percent of what happens to us and 90 percent of how we react to those events.

A good example of this is where somebody within a group is trying their best to accomplish a goal without success, nobody within the group has mentioned this failure to them but they believe that everybody else is talking about them behind their back. The only thing the person knows for definite is the effort they are using to accomplish the goal, everything else is imagined.

I’ll leave you with the following analogy:

If life was a game of snakes and ladders; positive emotions would be ladders, and negative emotions would be snakes because;

“Positive emotions raise you up, negative emotions lower you down.”

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Evaluation Vs Judgement, You Decide

Evaluation vs JudgementIt has taken me quite a long time of analyzing my own attitudes and beliefs to move from a position of judging everything I see to just evaluating everything that influences my life. It was an interesting journey of discovery that encompassed every part of my life to date including but not limited to the examples below.

I looked at the attitudes I inherited from my parents such as money doesn’t grow on trees, and realized that those attitudes are the hardest to change because as a child you don’t have the experience or desire to analyse if what your parents is teaching you is true or not, so they become an integral part of your belief system.

I also looked at the attitudes I developed because of the media I was exposed to; I remember looking at advertisements that told me smoking was cool; Coca Cola is your friendly soft drink and women wear makeup because they’re worth it; I also used to watch television programmes on current affairs and think everything I seen and heard on those shows were an honest evaluation of world events; a viewpoint I have since changed as I believe they have their own agenda for sharing specific news stories in a certain way.

If you take into consideration that we’re bombarded by thousands of similar messages every day of our lives; it’s not surprising that people use judgement rather than evaluation to define their belief system. I know I did for a long time.

What’s the difference between evaluating and judging?

Evaluation is an objective process where each interaction with a person, place or event will create small changes in your attitudes towards those objects. I would put evaluation into the position category because it leaves you open-minded enough for personal growth.

Judging is forming subjective opinions, you are defining people, places and events into categories from which you will find it very difficult to remove them, even if you’re given evidence that your judgement is incorrect. Judging has a negative impact on people’s lives because it sets a rigid structure where no learning can occur without serious effort on behalf of the person who wants to change their attitude towards life.

it’s easy to see why people judge rather than evaluate, they can just label items, put them in their box and give them no more thought; it makes for an easier life but not necessarily a better one because the world is in a state of constant change, even if you’re not aware of the changes that are occurring. The following quote sums up my point of view:

 

“If a man looks at the world when he is 50 the same way he looked at it when he was 20 and it hasn’t changed, then be has wasted 30 years of his life,” ~Muhammad Ali

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Emotional Articles Need to be Written by Emotional Writers

Tell your story.Method actors play parts exceptionally well because they live the part, if a writer wants to accomplish the same results through the articles they write, they too must have lived through similar events, it’s only then can they do justice to an emotional subject. I look back on posts I’ve written and the ones that are most liked by other bloggers are the ones where I’ve used my own personal experience instead of the experience gleaned through reading the works of other authors. The following saying is true;

“A child who only receives their education from school is an uneducated child.”

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Uncontrolled Thoughts Are Not Good for Anybody

Control is yours to take.

“Fear of dogs leads to child being run over by car.” A headline nobody wants to read but it happens because children don’t always have control over their thoughts. In this example the fear of dogs drove the child to run out into oncoming traffic, an act that was detrimental to their safety but they didn’t think, they just acted.

You would think as we grow older we would learn to be more aware of the destructive nature these thoughts have on us; but no, jails and graveyards are full of people who acted on instinct instead of logic; people don’t seem to realise how destructive Rage, jealousy, fear, frustration, depression, guilt, shame, grief and despair can be until it’s too late to do anything about them.

Some of the most common sentiments after an uncontrolled emotional outburst is, “I don’t believe, I can’t believe, I’ll never do it again, or how didn’t I see that coming.” Some people just ignore it and pretend it never happened; a recipe for disaster.

How do we prevent our uncontrolled thoughts from taking over?

The answer is vigilance, not just when we feel like acting irrationally, it’s too late for vigilance at that point; we need to be vigilant of our thoughts all the time. Everybody should have a revolving door at the front of their mind, they should evaluate every strange thought and if it isn’t consistent with their beliefs it should be sent on its way.

Learning to ignore thoughts you’d prefer not to have is not going to work; you need to pay specific attention to those thoughts because they are the seed of the emotional outbursts that happen later. The thoughts that are ignored live deep within people’s subconscious minds just waiting for the right moment to resurface and surprise everybody including the owner of the thoughts.

Remember the following quote:  “Control is not an illusion; we have full control over our thoughts, we just need to control them before they control us.”

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Everybody is Given The Power to Forgive

Everybody is given the power to forgive one person.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~Lewis B. Smedes.

Hatred will poison the vessel in which it is held.

The person who understands this message will live a peaceful life because they will be at peace with themselves.

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Who Really Profits From War

Nobody who matters, that’s who profits from war.

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The only people who profit from war are Governments and the owners of businesses who win government contracts to supply military equipment. Governments receive taxes and the owners of military suppliers get to line their pockets because of the misery that is caused by war.

Some might say it causes employment for hundreds of thousands of people who are employed in the war efforts around the world but wouldn’t those people be better off using their talents to find a way to prolong life, not shorten it.

People who say, war is necessary to defeat terror should remember, history is written by the victors, not the defeated. If the german scientists had been concentrating on splitting the atom instead of working out how to gas the opposing army, German could be the most spoken language in the world today.

“War does not determine who is right-only who is left” ~Bertrand Russell.

 

 

 

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Nobody Learns to Swim at The Deep End

You need to be prepared for the deep end.

Throwing somebody in at the deep end is not going to help them swim unless the person has enough ability to be able to get to the shallow end where they can determine what they need to learn in order to survive at the deep end.

This analogy can be used for every situation people find themselves in during their lives, people need to find a place where they are comfortable before they can move forward. The people who don’t learn this lesson drown slowly while they struggle to survive at the deep end with the sharks who are already comfortable swimmers.

Plan for your future because,”people who flounder drown quickly.”

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Everybody Needs Somebody To Look Up To

 

Everybody Needs Somebody.Guilty until proven innocent is the cry of the cynic, they have lived for so long believing that anything they can’t believe in must be a lie, or they believe the person who achieves any remarkable feat must have cheated in order to accomplish it.

I was watching the Olympics the other day when a world record was smashed by an athlete, when the studio analyst (a former Olympian) discussed the race afterwards, she couldn’t be happy for the athlete, she couldn’t believe an athlete could have been born with that much talent, the only conclusion she came to was, “She must have cheated.” The analyst didn’t have any facts to back up her theory, only disbelief. If she applied the same opinion to everybody who broke a world record; we would have nobody to look up to because we would always be waiting for them to be exposed as a cheat.

Yes, I agree she’s entitled to her opinion, but it’s an opinion that shouldn’t be shared with the young impressionable minds that are watching the Olympics, they’re the kind of thoughts that should be shared with her personal friends when they gather around the fire to point out the failings in the world.

The message that should be shared with young people is;” if you’re born with a talent, and you work on it, you too could achieve brilliance.”

We all need somebody to look up to and emulate because if we didn’t have those people in the world, the world would stagnate and die.

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Value Your Opinion Enough to Appreciate Other People’s Opinions

opinion be.pngWhere opinions are concerned, there is no right or wrong, everybody is entitled to an opinion, the fact that their opinion disagrees with yours can have four possible outcomes.

You can have a conversation about the subject. This action is dependent upon the emotion of the other person, if it’s a debate situation where both people’s emotions are balanced, this can lead to an eye-opening conversation.

You can remain silent and let them believe you agree with their opinion. This is the easiest course of action especially if you don’t have a strong opinion on the subject.

You can defend your opinion by saying their opinion is wrong. This course of action can lead to what most people describe as an argument.

The best option is to have enough self-belief that you can listen to somebody else’s opinion that differs from yours and be delighted for them because you have overcome your desire to always be right.

“Stay strong, you’re entitled to your opinion, you don’t need anybody else’s validation but be happy for the other people who have found that strength too.”

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You Can Always Improve You

You can always improve you

Athough Some People are Perfect Already.

You can always improve you, and by that I don’t mean you can get a new watch, new clothes, a new husband/wife, or a new house because they are only accessories, they are the things you have attracted into your life because of your current attitude towards yourself.

The thoughts you have about other people are a good indication of how you feel about yourself, if you think the people in your life are wonderful and you’re so lucky to have them, there is very little room for improvement; I’m delighted you have so much faith in yourself.

On the other hand, if you think everybody you interact with are total morons and you can’t understand why they act the way they do; you have room for improving how you think about yourself.

If you’re one of those people who give out about the Government’s inability to do anything constructive while they were in power but you don’t vote at the elections; that’s not good.

If you criticise the Government’s actions and vote to remove them at the elections, that’s good for you.

How do we analyse ourselves?

The only way to improve you is to improve the quality of your thoughts, in order to that you have to analyse the thoughts you possess about yourself and other people;

  • Are the people you interact with mostly positive or negative?
  • Are you concentrating on them rather than fixing your own life?
  • Do you get overly emotional about subjects you have no control over?
  • Do you think everybody is talking negatively about you?
  • Do you hold grudges which are more than a day old?
  • Do you give out about other people behind their back?
  • What kind of articles are you attracted to?
  • Do people give out about other people to you?
  • Do you believe people look down on you?
  • Do you look down on other people?
  • Are you envious of what other people have?
  • Are people jealous of what you have?
  • Do people spread lies about you?
  • Do you share unproven stories about other people?
  • Do you share the positive or negative stories you hear in the news?
  • What kind of stories do the people you interact with share with you?
  • What are your thoughts first thing in the morning?
  • Do the thoughts you have about your behaviour keep you awake at night?

The answer to every one of those questions will give you an insight into your thoughts; if you don’t like the answers, change your thoughts. If you like the answers, you are comfortable with who you are.

The only things we have complete control over are our thoughts and they control what we see in the world around us because;

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” ~ Anaïs Nin

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