Your thoughts are the solution to every stressful event you encounter

Which lane is going to get me where I want to goStress 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.

  • Another thing you know is, being stressed about your current situation is not going to help you in any positive way.

stress can be relieved through acceptanceDuring those stressful moments in your life the only logical option is to accept. 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.

  • If your actions don’t relieve your stress, you’ve got to learn how to change how you think about the cause of your stress.
  • Stress is something you embrace, you have the power to release it.
  • Stress is clearly the result of not thinking clearly.
  • You should never stress about what you cannot possibly know.
  • Whatever you accept will not cause you stress.
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Your phone cannot grant you peace

What you needToo 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.

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Believing in yourself is good for you

When you believe in your future, nobody can take it away from you.

bumble beeAccording 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?

  1. As long as your beliefs help keep on believing.Accept yourself for who you are today.
  2. Look back on everything you have accomplished in your life. For example; if you have passed one exam in your life, you’re capable of passing every exam you will take in your future.
  3. Talk out loud to yourself, tell yourself how energetic, powerful, strong and courageous you are. If you feel uncomfortable letting other people hear you, put a pair of earphones in and they will think you’re motivating somebody using your mobile phone.
  4. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Believe me when I tell you, every leader makes mistakes all the time, they’re just better at hiding them.
  5. Learn from everybody you admire. Take the traits you admire most about them and adopt them to suit your purpose.
  6. Adopt a positive attitude towards everything.
  7. Live in the moment, if something isn’t going right for you at any given time, don’t cling to that moment, let it go. There will be plenty of moments when everything will go right for you.
  8. Listen to, and accept compliments from other people with gratitude.
  9. Don’t pay attention to insults. They’re normally given by weak people who think they will make them strong.
  10. You are not alone.
  11. Share your opinions. However, don’t expect everybody to agree with you.
  12. Don’t allow your past to anchor you to the past.
  13. Believe in your destiny, you were put on this planet for a good reason.

I’ll leave you with a couple of my favourite quotes:

  • “Every saint has a past, every sinner a future.” ~Oscar Wilde.
  • “We are what we believe we are.” ~C.S. Lewis.
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • “Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.” ~Mandy Hale.

 

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Karma what goes around comes around

Karma what goes around comes aroundHow 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.

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You cannot prevent people from dying

You cannot prevent deathYou cannot prevent people from dying, it’s something everybody will experience eventually, however, your actions can influence how they die.

The majority of people on the planet would like to hear about people dying peacefully in their sleep from old age after living a long and happy life.

However. The current virus (Covid-19) that’s travelling around the world in trying its best to ensure that doesn’t happen, it seems to be targeting the elderly with pre-existing heart and lung conditions as its primary victims.

I’m sure there will be some positives that come out after the pandemic is under control, such as.

  • Scientists will have a greater understanding of the immune system, they may develop cures for other illnesses in their search for a cure for Covid-19.
  • People will be more aware of what’s important. (Their health and freedom).
  • People will be happy to go to work.
  • People will appreciate going out for something to eat without fear of bringing something they didn’t want home with them.
  • The world will be better prepared for future outbreaks.
  • Parents who are currently home-schooling their children will appreciate what teachers experience on a daily basis.

What can you do today? In order to answer this question, we must first understand what you can’t do today.

You have absolutely no control over the virus, you can only live with its consequences.

The things you can control today are your thoughts and actions.

  • You can stop listening to scare-mongers who want to share every possible negative scenario they can think of.
  • You can stop being afraid of the unknown.
  • You can be grateful for everything you have.
  • You can believe this situation will not last forever.
  • You can stop over-buying things you don’t need.
  • You can help your elderly neighbours from a distance.
  • You can stop sharing stories online that will not benefit the future.
  • You can limit who you share out germs with.

As I mention at the beginning, you cannot stop people from dying but your thoughts and actions can determine how they die. If you don’t share anything negative with them, they will live until old age arrives to take them on their next journey.

 

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You have got to like everything you do

Every sign worth noting is inside youYour peace of mind is reliant upon you liking everything you do.

The only sign you need in this life is a healthy mind and body.

It doesn’t matter if nobody else likes what you do as long as you do.

You cannot be your own enemy and hope to succeed.

Remember: Somebody else’s happiness will only make you happy for a brief moment.

“I can’t tell you the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” ~Anon

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Avoid unnecessary contact with other people

introverts will survive isolationAvoiding unnecessary contact with your fellow humans will help your chances of survival. You’ll not have avoid them forever, however, learning to respect other people’s personal space will be good for you in the long-run. Not only will it protect you from the current contagion circulating the globe(covid-19), it will protect you from catching any number of viruses in the future.

How do you learn to avoid people? It’s really quite simple, all you have to do is watch how introverted people behave, they’re already the experts on social isolation.

  • Introverts give people extra space.
  • Introverts avoid highly populated areas.
  • Introverts go for walks in nature by themselves.
  • Introverts appreciate their own company.
  • Introverts don’t need other people to complete their lives.
  • Introverts are very observant of other people’s behaviour.
  • Introverts don’t need a lot to be happy.
  • Introverts notice everything from a safe distance.
  • Introverts are loyal to their families.

QED: If you want to survive to see another tomorrow, become an introvert today.

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Some things are difficult to believe

A viral infection is a medical conditionMedical science has come a long way in the last one hundred years, today their industry is worth billions and yet they only create medicines that alleviate the conditions of the common cold but don’t cure them. Then again, if they found a cure they would lose their customer base and go out of business.

“A recent survey has identified that over 50% of educated people believe medical companies hide the cures they find.” ~Conspiracy 101

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You are responsible for the information you notice

Nobody who has your best interest at heart will constantly share negative information with you. When I said nobody, you’re included in that group, you have to stop paying attention to negativity.nobody who has your interests at heart will constantly share negative messages with you

There are enough people spreading doom and gloom already.

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Fear destroys everything built on respect

Fear destroys everything respect buildsThe only way to live is to learn to respect the things you fear because if you don’t, fear will destroy everything you respect.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Fear is like a shadow, if you shine a light on it, it will disappear.” ~Anon

Do not fear the unknown.

People with wonderful imaginations are the most vulnerable when it comes to fear because they can imagine demons that will never exist.

Being afraid of the coronavirus will not make it disappear, however, if you wash your hands and keep your distance from other people, you will survive.

 

 

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People with pre-existing conditions need to be careful

You cannot stop the ripples from spreadingThe world can be a dangerous place if you have a condition that makes you more vulnerable than the general population. The newest threat to those people is the coronavirus.

Can the virus be stopped: Stopping the coronavirus spreading is equivalent to trying to stop the ripple effect of a stone after it’s been thrown onto the surface of a lake. That’s not possible, we can only deal with the consequences of the ripple or for those people who believe in time travel. We could go back in time, find the first person who contracted the disease and isolate them for a few years.

Who are more vulnerable: The coronavirus is a danger to people with weakened immune systems and people who have underlying chronic conditions including asthma, lung conditions, diabetes or heart disease. These people need to isolate themselves against catching the virus.

Everybody else will recover from the virus, some people will take longer than others depending on how severe their reaction is to the virus, however, they will survive.

people with pre existing conditions need to be carefulPerfect solution: In a perfect world everybody who’s fit enough to handle the virus would be injected with the virus and then given the time off they need to fight it and recover. The vulnerable would isolate themselves during this period and then within a short period of time everybody could get back to living their lives without encountering the fear that’s currently circulating its way around the globe.

Real solution: However, we do not live on a perfect world so people need to take responsibility for their actions. They need to be aware of the vulnerable people they interact with and respect their need to isolate themselves at this time because they will not forgive themselves if they find out later it was them who transmitted the virus that left them in critical condition.

I’ll leave you with a famous quote that’s as true today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.

“Respect everybody’s right to life.” ~Anon

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You do not need to be liked by everybody

do not allow other peoples problems become yoursDo not adopt other people’s problems. There are 7.2 billion people on this planet, you can’t expect to be liked by all of them. The one thing you need to remember is: If somebody doesn’t like you, that’s their problem, not yours.

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” – Jodi Picoult.

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

The only person you need to like is yourself. Everybody else who likes you is just a bonus.

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Nobody gets through life unscathed

Nobody get trough life unscathed“Everybody suffers, but to suffer is to exist.” ~Michael Bonnell.

Nobody gets through life unscathed, they will suffer from some kind of illness, it could be physical, mental or viral. They will overcome two of those illnesses or they won’t, either way they are short-term illnesses.

A broken leg or a cold will pass quite quickly and will be forgotten just as quickly. Mental illness does not follow the same path, it can affect some people for their whole life because they do not have the knowledge to find a cure for themselves or they lack the courage to ask for help.

It’s not unusual for people to avoid talking about their mental health, fortunately, this is changing because mental illness is beginning to be openly discussed by a lot of famous people who are inspiring other people to discuss their state of mind. However, it’s only the beginning of society’s journey to good mental health. I’ll leave you with this famous quote:

“Be kind, everybody you meet is fighting a battle you do not understand.” ~Anon

 

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If you are not the problem, you cannot fix it

You can or you cannot, any other answer is moot.

If you have the right

You do not have the power to fix other people, that’s their responsibility.

Remember: You can only fix who you are today, that’s your superpower.

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~Marcus Aurelius

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