The Miracles of Yesterday are Not Always Believable Today

What was considered a miracle yesterday may.The world is always changing, scientists are constantly challenging previously held beliefs about our origins. To date, there are no definite facts but there is a strong inclination that what was believed over two thousand years ago wouldn’t be believed today. Today’s people are more skeptical, they’re inclined to want proof before they take far-fetched stories to heart.

This is not to say there is no place for religion, there’s many a person who lived a better life out of fear than out of the goodness of their heart. Of course, some of those people were not priests, as we know from stories which have been circulating over the last number of years. For those priests I hope there is a special place for them.

I’ll leave you with two of my favourite quotes,

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies.”
(Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)”
Voltaire

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.” ~Albert Camus

The question of religion will be left to people who are more knowledgeable than I about the topic. I’ll remain open-minded on the subject until some definitive proof is found or I find out personally.

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The People Who Laugh on Mondays Laugh Everyday

Life can be a dreary place for some people because they go through life only using the five senses they were born with, when the sixth sense is the most important one because,

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.”

The five senses.

“A good sleep and a good laugh are the two best cures for anything.” ~Irish proverb

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The Thoughts We Have About Ourselves Create Our Reality

You create your reality.The power of positive thinking is out there for everybody to see; it’s clearly evident in every person who has it, they don’t waste their energy on things they can’t control they only concentrate on the things they can and that is themselves. They have a confidence about them that people can feel and they believe everybody in their company is laughing with them and never at them.

People who do not think positively are never sure if people are laughing with them or at them, they may blame their insecure feelings on being overweight, their appearance, career success or their personal relationships; it doesn’t matter what they blame, that insecurity will not go away unless they change the way they think about themselves.

How do they change how they react to other people’s laughter.

  • The first step is,

“Accept yourself for who you are, and not for who you think you should be.”

  • The second step is,

“Change the things you can change and change your attitude about the things you cannot.”

  • The last step to believe,

“The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes.” ~ Chinese proverb. 

 

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When We Judge We Create Our Story Not The Real Story

observation judgementTo judge is to attach a feeling to an observation; to observe is to bear witness to an event without assigning a label “good” or “bad,” “right” or “wrong,” to the observation.

“I know what they’re going through,” “I know what they’re thinking,” I know what I’d do in their situation,” “they must be going through hell,” “how could they be so cruel,” “they must be happy or sad,” or “why do they act that way,” are typical judgement we all make, but that’s our imaginations working overtime. We couldn’t possibly know any of that information unless the people going through those events told us, and even then we could misinterpret their words or actions.

When we judge, we are creating our own version of the real story, it’s not based on facts but on our own perception of events. Although most people believe the world is a more interesting place because people judge people, places and events because if there was no judgement the majority of the world’s population would be silent; or as Eleanor Roosevelt put it;

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Only the genius among us has the ability to observe without judgement and realise that is exactly the way things are meant to be, “nothing more, nothing less.”

 

 

 

 

 

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The Right Attitude Will Dissolve Problems

You control your problems or you let your problems control you.

“You control your problems or you let your problems control you.” ~It’s your decision.

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If You Don’t Trust Yourself You’ll Trust Nobody

Trust is a mirror we shine.

Trust can’t be earned, you give your trust or you don’t, it’s that simple. If somebody has to earn your trust, you will spend a lifetime making sure they are trustworthy. If you trust somebody and they abuse that trust, you will never fully trust that person again.

If you don’t trust yourself to do the right thing when nobody is watching, you can’t trust anybody because you don’t know what it means to trust anybody.

Of course, you can learn to trust yourself and when you do, you will be more lenient with other people. You will understand everybody can change, including you.

Remember: Everybody you meet in life is your mirror image, what you see in them exists in you.

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How To Handle Rejection

It's not for you.I’m sure there are a myriad of ways of handling rejection but for the purpose of this post I’m going to follow two ways that make sense. One is to accept,”it wasn’t meant to be,” and the other is, “spend the rest of your life wondering if you should have fought harder to get the outcome you wanted.”

Rejection is nearly always based on one person’s opinion of you, when you take into consideration there are seven plus billion people on this planet, why should the opinion of one person annoy you. The answer to that is simple as well, that person has stopped you for living the life you thought you were meant to live.

They didn’t find you attractive, they didn’t like your personality. Difficult pills to swallow but, “not everybody in this world will see you as perfectly as you see yourself.”

You could spend a lifetime asking that person why they rejected you, but at the end of they day, it’s not going to make you feel any better because their answers are based on their perception of you, and you need to spend a lifetime with a person in order to understand their perceptions of life.

I mentioned at the start that there are two ways of handling reject but, there is only one way.

will not pass you byMoving on, is the only answer that makes sense because, “what’s meant for you will not pass you by.” I’ll leave you with a take on a well-known quote by Winston Churchill which is a great way of approaching life.

“The definition of a success life is the ability to move from rejection to rejection without losing your self-esteem.”

Remember, “rejection is not final or fatal,” keep moving forward.

 

 

 

 

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Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem

“Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; Instead they require maturity to outgrow them.”

Focus on you.This quote by Steve Maraboli would seem to contradict the title but, the solution to the problem is to grow as a person and realise that the problem only existed because you thought it was a problem.

The point being; you can only change what you can control, if somebody you know is the source of your problem, you will spend a great deal of time and effort trying to change them, in the end you’ll realise it is a waste of time. The quickest way to bring about the change you want to see is to change the way you think about them. Accept them for who they are and move on with your life.

The same theory applies to events, you have the ability to control them or you don’t. If can control them, change them; if you have no control, accept them as they are, and move on.

“You can have some control over your body, emotions, thoughts, actions and words; use those to find a solution to every problem you think you have.”

Dr Seuss couldn’t have said it better when he coined the phrase;

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

You have and are the solution to every problem.

 

 

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Mind Body Spirit are your Relay Team

The conscious mind, the subconscious mind (or spirit as it is known by many) and the body are your team, and when your individual parts are working properly, you feel great, but when you’re not feeling so great, what part do you work on first to get back that great feeling? The truth is, it doesn’t matter because each part of you is driven by the other. A strong mind will lead to a strong body; a strong body will lead to a strong mind; a strong mind or body will lead to a strong subconscious mind (spirit). It’s like a great relay team that passes the baton from one to the other without ever getting tired because they grow in strength with each pass. You just have to lead them.

Body mind spirit

“You are the leader of your relay team, if you are motivated to create a stronger you, nobody can stop you.”

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You Need to Know Who You Are

The path to success is different for everybody, but there is one thing everybody who succeeded had in common; they knew who they were, and what they wanted to achieve. That is the secret to success, it’s the ability to give 100% of yourself to achieving one goal. The following sign would not have been out of place on the wall of every successful person.

You have to know who you are.

“Your future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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