Wake up & think positive
" You never know for certain where the loyalties of all others lie but you always know where your loyalties should lie. Where the loyalties of others lie is not as important as yours, for their loyalty does not define you but yours does." NosaJ
We are loyal to some causes or purposes, involuntarily or voluntarily but not necessarily dedicated to them.We are dedicated to some ideas, purposes or causes but we are not necessarily loyal to them. To make sense of that is the example of being loyal to your employer and going to work every day but not necessarily being dedicated to what you do. Fulfillment requires both. To make sense of the other part is the example of being dedicated to the idea of helping others or being with others but not being loyal to the reality of doing so or what it entails.
Success: ` A thought to begin with, an idea, a belief that can only become a reality with your loyalty and dedication to the realization of your goals.'
It is great and admirable to be loyal to any cause, to a person or to a place, but even more important is loyalty to self, to your own cause, your beliefs, to who you, to what you are, how you are, where you want to be and to what you want to accomplish in life. It is noble and admirable to be loyal to others even to a fault but not to stupidity. Loyalty to others requires some sacrifices but not to sacrifice loyalty to self and to the success of your own goals.
It is not wise or admirable to be loyal to your circumstances, unless of course your circumstances are of good nature and how you want them to be. If they are not, that is a contradiction to the loyalty that you should have for your potential, your creativity and success in life.. If your spirit does not feel right about your circumstances as they are, it requires more persistent and consistent loyalty & dedication to your cause and goals. The most successful people in life and those who tend to achieve their goals are the ones loyal to themselves first and then to others. They are certainly persistent and dedicated.
Health:' This is basically about a very personal relationship with ourselves and our bodies'.
There is no escaping time and the aging process but there is such a thing as taking care of yourself and aging gracefully. The aging gracefully requires personal loyalty and dedication to taking care of the temple that is your body. Life imposes on us or we voluntarily accept the responsibility of taking care of others and servicing others, as we were once taken care of and may need be taken care of again in the future, but you owe it to yourself to be loyal and dedicated to taking care of yourself, your body and your health, while you can. If you cannot take care of yourself or your health fails you due to a lack of loyalty and dedication to your own well being, how can you take care of others anyway?
Financial Well being: `A state of being where you do not have to worry too much about bills, money or an unexpected emergency.'
Money is not everything but it certainly affords you a lot more options and the opportunity to help yourself and to help others accomplish more that requires money to be accomplished or free you from the distractions of how to get the next mortgage or rent payment taken care of.
A simple truth is that you need money to take care of yourself and to provide for others. Another simple truth is that although the purpose of education is to enlighten us and to enrich our minds with knowledge, it is also ultimately to facilitate a job or a profession that makes as much money as possible. It does not always work out that way of course and that is why you need loyalty and dedication to yourself to make it work out. .To interrupt or sacrifice your career, so that another may excel or to provide for family is grand and noble but it is also advisable to remember your loyalty to your own financial well being. There is always more than one way
to get to most destinations, especially financial well being. It does however require your loyalty and dedication.
Emotional Balance: `Oh what battles the heart and mind must have when it comes to personal relationships.'
If you are fortunate enough, your heart will take you to the right destination and person but life as we know it might eventually have your mind asking questions. Our emotions sway us in one direction and our desires sometimes sway us in another. Sometimes they coincide and sometimes they collide. Your loyalty and dedication to your relationship and to love helps you win that battle. In this respect a positive mind and a positive heart is always required. A healthy wallet or financial well being may also help avoid the battle of heart and mind but most of all loyalty and dedication to your heart and the reality rather than the fantasy of love
Intentional and unintentional series of event are the story of all our lives. Of these intentional and unintentional events, you have to ask yourself whether or not the situation that arises from them are as they should be or as you need them to be. Do you remain loyal to yourself or to the situation? If they coincide, then you are in a happy place. If they do not, then loyalty to yourself requires that you make some changes and take a leap of faith towards where you want to be , who you want to be, how you want to be and how you want all your relationships to be. Your happiness depends on it and your loyalty to a better you and a better life. Without loyalty and dedication relationships and things deteriorate or disappear. Think about those passwords you never used for a while or friends who belong to your past but not present.
Loyalty and dedication are characteristic that define who you are or who you become and you do not want anyone, anywhere or any circumstances to defile or distort your own loyalty and you certainly do not want to abandon your loyalty to self. There is no room for pretending for that room creates a vacancy for unhappiness.
Do not forget your loyalty and dedication to the divine and to God either. God does not just exist on Sunday's and the loyalty here is not so much about religion but about your own spiritual growth and relationship with God.
` If you do not have or give yourself some respect, no one else will give you the respect that you deserve. Respect attracts respect." NosaJ
A lack of respect for leadership or a lack of respect by leadership for the people is what can make nations fall. The same can be said of corporations or small companies and organizations. On a more microscopic and personal level to relationships. a lack of respect between partners is one of the factors that can lead to a breakdown of the relationship.
A lack of respect for anyone as a leader means that the leader cannot effectively lead others. Such a lack of respect for the leader affects faith and hope for a better future. It can lead to the questionable character of the leader, the chain of command and the breakdown of effective working relationship in any environment. Dysfuntional presides with a capital D.
If a man has no respect for the woman he is with, the woman no respect for the man, she is with, man with man or woman with woman, they should not be together for such a relationship is already on the way to departure. Respect belongs to love but can stand alone without love in any relationship but faith in the relationship requires some respect to sustain the relationship. The respect on this level also needs to be mutual.
The Parent child relationship is also based on some respect and survives most relationships until maybe the children grow up and becomes more independent and of course of their own mind. A child respects the parent not necessarily because the parent is the parent but probably more because of the way a parent is or the way of parenting.
Respect is not equivalent to fear or about beating it into a child. It is about earning it, teaching it and keeping it. It may require a raised voice from time to time or even an appropriate and corrective spanking but never a beating. In the earlier stages a child may be afraid of the parent(s) as the alphas anyway but such fear does go away eventually and better to go to respect and love, than anywhere or anything else.
Sometimes we think that our children are going to remain the same age forever when they are young or maybe we forget to remind ourselves that they will grow up. They grow up to be as tall as us. They may even hopefully grow up to be better and greater than us but if we fail to teach them the lesson of respect, the better and greater never happens. They are a reflection of us and we tend to leave a much larger imprint than we imagine, which has nothing to do with genetics but so much do do with nurturing.
And so respect is not just about parents or adults respecting self and each other but respecting everyone including the young and children. Age entitles no one to disrespect anyone else and neither does experience.
If you learn to respect yourself, your children while they grow up and others around you, there is sure to be more harmony and less discord to your own world and life. If harmony is continuously disrupted by arguments between parents, between parents and child, so it continues into adult hood and affects love also. If harmony is continuously disrupted between co-workers, there lies a more negative work environment instead of a more positive environment. It is a s you make it or contribute to it.
Wake up with some respect for the person lying next to you, if there is anyone lying next to you. They are one of the most important people in your life. Wake up with some respect for the person lying in you- you. Wake up with some respect for the people and things around you as well as your environment.
Respect is an attribute of all that is positive and the amount of respect that you have fuels your own positivity and how you feel.
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity.com
" There is pride that comes before a fall and there is
pride that is positive and necessary for a healthy
state of mind." NosaJ
The pride that comes before a fall is a pride that belongs to arrogance. It is the kind of pride that belongs to the thought and or feeling of being better than anyone or everyone else. It is the kind of pride that belongs to feeling high and mighty, too good to be with someone else of a particularly different nature, to be somewhere below self or too good to do some things that others would do without second thought. It also belongs to not being able to ask for help, when you know that you do need some help.
" If you do not know how to swim and for the sake of pride you refuse the help of a good swimmer, you drown."
The pride that is positive and necessary for a healthy state of mind is that which is associated with joy and fulfillment of accomplishing things that need to be accomplished, of helping others and helping yourself become a better person. It is pride that is more associated with confidence rather than arrogance and more associated with the achievements of self and others rather than the thought of being better than others.
You cannot fall by taking pride in others but you can actually fall if you do not sometimes take pride in others. You can fall in your relationship, if you do not take pride in your partner, who they are, how they are and or what they do. You might have more pride in them, if they were more than they are but you have to have some pride in who they are now. They may not make as much money as you do or be where you want them to be in life but you must have some pride in them and the journey that you share. Tomorrow they may ascend but you do not wait for tomorrow to appreciate them or to have the pride of now.
You cannot fall by taking pride in your child or children, if you have any. They are usually the pride and joy of many an adult anyway, to a greater degree than a partner, but expectations of them can also affect such positive pride. Imagine the encouragement a child must feel, when a parent says ` I am proud of you son' ` I am proud of you daugter.' or `I am proud to be your parent.' Imagine also how a child would feel if told ` you are such a disappointment.'
You cannot fail or fall by taking pride in what you do in life or for a living, unless of course you are pushed out or pushed down. That is where trying your best is not good enough but you take some pride in knowing that you did your best. That is where you get up with some pride, rather than resentment and keep on doing your best.
Sometimes you have to remind yourself to be proud of who you are, whom you are with in life, where you are in life, what you have accomplished and the knowledge that you are not done yet. Everyone accomplishes something. You deserve the feeling of pleasure, of joy, of delights, gratification, fulfillment, satisfaction and sense of achievement in every capacity that is you.
Yes there are some disappointments to life. Yes, there will be some more disappointing moments to life, but then what would satisfaction mean or be without also knowing some disappointment? What would success be like, without knowing some struggles or the journey to get there?
Wake up with some pride and be proud that you have been given the opportunity of another day to achieve something more and witness others accomplish more.
If we keep on thinking or doing the same things, the same way, then we usually get the same results. Sometimes there is a need to change the way that we do think or do things in order to get better results. Sometimes we need to change things or do some things differently simply to feel different or better. Sometimes we need to do things differently to explore our options or escape monotony. Sometimes we need to try a different way to see where it takes us and sometimes we have to try doing things a different way because there is more than one way and we have free will.
I woke up this morning thinking about butterflies for some reason. Maybe it was because of their beauty, their fragile beautiful wings and how they flutter them. Maybe it was because of their life cycle and their simplicity and that we all have a life cycle to honor. Maybe it was because butterflies are gentle, beautiful and never harm anyone. Maybe it was because they are never at war with themselves or others, have no hate, no anger and fly through life without discrimination.
Maybe it was a reminder that life is short and requires as much beauty to it as possible. Most of all it was a reminder that we as a people have the free will to wake up in the morning and select our own destination. And so I thought of the butterfly and leave you with this piece called :
The Positive Butterfly
The caterpillar usually becomes a butterfly and once it becomes the butterfly
It can never become the caterpillar again.
The butterfly has no choice but to be a butterfly. The butterfly has but a short time to live .
Without complaint it simply flutters its wings anyway and flies around until its designated time.
In some ways we are like butterflies. We are a part of the universe and supposed
to add some beauty to life. We also have our own life cycle,
subject to time and age and to each our own end.
Unlike the caterpillar we have the gift of free will and a choice as to what we become.
Unlike the butterfly we have the choice of many destinations but there is
also the tendency to become something else, to become less than majestic,
less than the extra ordinary or phenomenal that was originally prescribed
or intended and to fly to an unworthy destination or one
that does not nourish the soul or truly compliment the true essence of who you are.
Be a positive butterfly, spread your wing, become the more majestic and
Find that destination that is you and that nourishes your metamorphosis. .
Be a positive butterfly and add some beauty to life, to your life and the life of others
You are no longer a caterpillar. You are like a beautiful butterfly with your own mind and
of free will to choose your own direction.
You have the choice to change your wings or the color of your wings.
Your metamorphosis is yours to control and you can have a positive effect
on the metamorphosis of others looking to you or at you as you
flutter your wings to wherever you want to be.
"Every day is not Christmas but every day is Father's Day. "
There are events and people in our lives that we do not celebrate as much as we should or but on a particular day to the year. In some respects it makes that day special and some days like Christmas, Easter and birthday's are unique to their days of celebration. They are meant to be celebrated once every calendar year.
Events like mother's day and father's day celebrations are of course very special and have the same intent but these celebrations can be extended to other days of the year. You cannot celebrate Christmas everyday or celebrate your birthday everyday but you can celebrate mother or father on more than one day of the year. They deserve to be celebrated and such celebrations can also have a much wider and positive impact on family and life..
What is Fathers day? Why is there a Father's day. Father's day is father's day. In its most basic form it appears self explanatory and it is to honor fatherhood but like many other celebrated days or events that have become a part of our culture, we are unaware of the how, the why or the original meaning. In some cases the why or the origin becomes irrelevant but the celebration remains and will prevail from generation to generation because it has become a custom. Fatherhood is never irrelevant and that is what makes a good father an important part of any life, as it does a good mother. If you are a good father, that is an accomplishment that no one can ever take away from you. It is a part of who you are and something to wake up to in the morning and smile about.
Father's day is a day of celebration to honor fathers, celebrate fatherhood, the parental bond between father and children and also the influence and impact fathers have on a societal level. Although we call it father's day, it is actually much more than that, as is mother's day. It has been named Father's day and yes the primary celebrant is `dad" but It is much more than just Father's day. It is so because it is about life, it is about parenting, about sacrifices that have been made, it is about mistakes to look back at and laugh, it is about family. It is about now and it is about the future. For all you know you may be the ancestor of a future president or someone who changes the world for the better.
It is more about life, about family life and parenting than about commerce. It is about the honor of being a father and not about spending money. A father does that almost every other day and yes he deserves to have some money spent on him on father's day, but where do you think the money is coming from, if the children have not yet become bread winners themselves? From mom, of course or maybe even the dad. I can assure you there are some children out there that said ` Dad can you lend me some money to get you a gift' and dad probably honored the request.
To father's day the greatest meaning is love for it is the love that lies in a father's heart and mind that drives the desire to be a great parent and to make the sacrifices that are made. In return it is also love that is the greatest gift. There is no gift on line, no gift advertised on the radio and no gift in the stores that can have more value than the gift of love, of quality time spent together and the sound of laughter.
Being a father is not an entitlement it is a privilege and an honor. It is a privilege and an honor because not everyone can have children and not every male who has a child or children becomes a parents, for one reason or another. It is a great responsibility. It is a journey and it can be a struggle but also an adventure. It is a joint venture, because without mom, there would be no child or children and without a child or children, there would be no Father's day to celebrate.
If you are a father also lovingly called `Dad', then know that you have some meaning to life and to others. You have meaning, you have some purpose and you have some direction to your life. In spite of all the craziness around you and sometimes the doubt inside you have joy to look forward to each day and You have something to be proud about. The same applies to a mother also lovingly called `mom' and also thanks to you for making it a Happy Father's day but not just on this day. Together you should make many Happy Father's Days, many Happy Mother's days and many Happy Parent's days.
` I am loved and I know it but even if I was not loved, I have to love myself and what I do to live with myself and also be able to love life and others properly."
Love is an infinite subject. It is a beautiful and fascinating subject. It is a beautiful feeling and a beautiful story. If love is a part of your life and it is a part of most lives, then your life has been, is or will be a beautiful story to tell. Love of course does not stand alone. Although love can be the main plot to your life story, especially if you make it so, It is not the only chapter to life and no life story is just about love. Even the best love stories have some twists and turns to them. That is life.
Today is about love. There are moments and relationships to all our lives that are supposed to bring us nothing but joy but somehow, we allow these moments and relationships to transform themselves into something else like stress, pressure, anger, resentment and or antagonism. To each day there are moments or even a single moment and or a single person to bring you joy but if the transformation occurs or has already occurred, you deny yourself such moments of joy and instead grant access for the negative moments to rule the day.
Each day is neither good nor bad but a blank slate or a blank page to add more content to the story that is your life. What better to add than love? Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life and whether or not it is good or bad is a matter of perception and emotions based on a series of events or a lack of them thereof that depend on you. Your perception and emotions are of course affected by the actions of others but the percentage that belongs to the others is negligible compared to the percentage that belongs to you. You are of your own body, your own mind and your own soul and the portions of your love, your emotional turbulence or emotional tribulations are yours to manage.
Love is like a ship to help you sail through life more smoothly. Love is also like an anchor in life for the turbulent moments to life. You are your own anchor man or woman but you also have others and things in life to help anchor your ship from time to time or time and time again. Life is just more than existing or being alive. It becomes about feeling alive, having purpose, being on an exciting journey to wherever the sea of life takes you. Nothing better to have on board with you than love.
Life requires us all to be something or to do something as we all sail through its infinite waters to known or unknown horizons. It does not take much time to be the something but it can take longer to find the something to do that is truly you. To be the something is the assigned from being a child, to teenage, to adult, to being a couple or grown ups and then a parent. At each stage of being, the search for the to do continues until it is found and if or when that happens the being and the doing merge.
If you can love who you are at any point in time or of being you, you find peace and joy along the way. If you can learn to love where you are now and what you do now, even if it is not your happy destination or ending, you will find the clear mind to sail to the happy destination that you want to get to. If you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by any negative storms and fail to use your anchors as provided by life, you will find yourself cast into a negative loop or to a place that becomes extremely difficult to sail away from.
Keep your ship sailing with some love. Do what you do with love. Wake up to love who you are and let that feeling ripple through the day to touch others in a positive way. If you are already where you want to be, say thanks to the universe. If you are not there yet, keep on sailing to your destination with lots of love.
" We are all more than the sum of our parts, especially our memories for there are more to come but without a doubt they are a great sum of our parts." NosaJ
Today is memorial day. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what memorial day is? It is about remembering the fallen. It is about honor and sacrifice and about those who lost their lives for others to maintain their way of life, their liberties and freedom. It is about others who are also a sum of all our parts and our story on a much greater scale.
How easily we say ` Happy Memorial day' without even knowing its true meaning or what it is all about. Happy Mother's day or happy Father's day flow from the tongue just as easily but they are what they are and there can be no confusion with the association. ` Happy holidays' also flows easily and naturally when the time comes but even that has also lost some of its true meaning over time as has memorial day.
There are two lessons to learn here. The first is that memories are very important. The second is that memories have association and deserve the right association or the memory is but an illusion and or a misdirection. The misdirection to memorial day is that it has but become a holiday or a very long weekend for many and also an opportunity for some to make a profit from the long weekend. What will it become with the next generation or the generation after that, if it keeps on adopting more of the holiday model and less of the true memorial model?
Memorial day has its specific meaning and in other countries it may go by a different name and occur on a different day but the essence of the day is to remember and to honor. Unfortunately memories have a way
of fading, of becoming vague and meaning along the way gets watered down. Dates gets changed as a matter of convenience and meaning also changes.
Memorial day is about the soldiers and the Veterans in our lives and those who are no longer with us. Let us not forget that. Let us not forget those who deserve to be remembered and now I am not just talking about soldiers and veterans. I am talking about everyone who has made some sacrifice to make a difference in your life.
Memorial day is not only about remembering but it also implicitly about being thankful. It is being thankful to those who have fought for you, those who have been on your own battle field with you, those who have been on a distant battle field, those who have stood in the line of fire for you and those who still stand by you.
Remember them all. Remember what memorial day is really about. Don't say happy memorial day just for the sake of saying it. Make your own memorial day but let the memories be true and be thankful for the positive people who have made some difference in your life time.
` Do you ever feel like you are drowning sometimes and waiting for the sharks? That is life for you. You can wait for an ocean liner to come and save you or you can swim to safety like your life does depend on it." Jason U
The good news is that you are not alone in whatever challenges that you are facing today. Life sometimes throws us all the same goodness and same crap as part of our great adventure, but to each their own manner to catching the goodness and throwing away the crap. The good news is that most challenges are temporary or fleeting and have a resolution to them. I use the phrase most challenges, because some can be annoyingly repetitive and take longer to resolve. The good news remains though, that you do have the capacity to resolve your challenges. The bad news is that even though you are in the same boat as billions of other people, you are on your own most of the time. You have to sometimes paddle your own way around and out of your series of life obstacles, challenges and issues.
There are those who would love to help you but do not have the resources or power to help you and there are those who can help you but will not and may actually want you to remain between a rock and a hard place as you try to sail or paddle through life. There are those willing to drown with you or for you, even though they do not have to and there are those who will watch you drown. There are those that you will do almost anything for yourself and there are those who you can do nothing for, are simply of no concern to or you cannot because they do not want to be helped.
There are ties that bind us to others and these ties have their own names, such as commitment, obligation, love, family, friendship and other terms but at the centre of them all has to be the free will or willingness to help. If it were these ties alone that bind us and compel us all to help others, then there would be no more cries for help and every child, every friend and family member would be helped or be of help to you. How lovely indeed that would be for so much help to exist but still there is some help in the world that we live in. You just have to find it and the primary source will always be looking at you in the mirror as you prepare for the day. You also have to give some of your own free will and maybe that help will also come back and find you someday.
You already know that there is no one better equipped in the world than you to help yourself. You know that because there is no one more acquainted with your situation than you are. You know how you got to where you are now. You know where you should be by now and you also know what is holding you back or the obstacles that you have to overcome. You know what you have to do in order to help yourself and you have to apply your free will and energy towards making it happen. You also have to remember that God helps those who help themselves.
You also have to help others from time to time or time and time again. This particular kind of help in any form or fashion may be a distraction from helping yourself but it is also a way of helping yourself. It is a distraction, because any help that you give to anyone else for any reason, takes away some time from you and could also cost you money. It is also a way of helping yourself because it builds its own motivation, it teaches selflessness and sacrifice. It builds character and the gratitude of others employs the goodwill of the universe for you.
We all find ourselves in situations from time to time or time and time again that we need help. Sometimes when someone says I do not need help that itself is a cry for help. It would be a much better world to live in if everyone did help each other. Your world would be a much better place if you asked for help and received it or gave it willingly. It means that you care. It makes you a giver.It makes you feel better. It makes you a contributor.
Wake up and help yourself get out of the situation that you need to or want to get out of. Wake up and help someone else that you know needs help, not because it is your job or an obligation but because you want to of your own free will. Wake up and help the day be a better day for you and for others.
" Anyone or anything can make any given day a miserable day but I have the power to transform my own days. I can make it a great day today." Jason.U
There is plenty to think about life and life itself certainly provides you with a lot to think about. It is our ability to think that is one of our greatest human assets and that which distinguishes us from the rest of the species of earth, if not all other species on earth. The ability to think is complimented by the ability to also feel and together they make quite a powerful combination. What a wonderful world it would be, if all thoughts were positive and constructive and what an even more wonderful, safe and happy world it would be if the positive and constructive thoughts were also complimented by emotions that reflected such universal positive and constructive thoughts.
What a wonderful world that would be indeed but alas that is not how our world works. It might be a reality that belongs to another dimension but that is not our reality. Our reality appears to be more like a package deal that consists of positive and constructive thoughts as well as negative and destructive thoughts. Life is a package of positivity and negativity and the package depends on how it is wrapped up for you, how you wrap it up for yourself or for others and or unwrap it.
A very important part of any gift is the wrapping tape and the wrapping tape to the package that is life is like free will. A child is born and a parent comes into being also and so two packages have been created that can be of joy or something else. The child has no choice yet because no free will to execute but the parent can either accept or decline the package that is parenthood. The expectation is that parent will look after child and guide the child and that the child will grow up well but along the way it is still choices and free will that determine the outcome of those expectations.
Friendship is a package deal also. You are not forced to be friends with anyone but it arises naturally or of your own free will. You do not have to wake up and get out of bed to go to work but if you do not,
the package that is your daily bread falls apart along with a lot of other things that are a part of this package.
If I have not lost you yet and you are wondering where does the ` I do' and `I can' fit into all this it is the positive application and the power of your own free will. The mind is a wonderful gift and here also lies heaven and hell. The `I d' and ' I can' thought process take you closer to where you want to be in life. They take you to a better place, if you are not already there.
The ` I do' is a mind frame as is the ` I can'. A couple usually get married after they say ` I do' and because the mind has made up its mind to do it. If you apply the same analogy to life, things get done because you tell yourself `I do' or I can do it. I do want to be a parent and I want to be a great parent. I do want to be a good spouse. I do want to be a good friend. I do want to be a good service provider. I do want to be a good or better me. `I do' believe in me. `I do' believe in the power of positivity. ` I do' believe in the universe and the great plans that it has for me.
When it comes to the `I Can' it is a very simple thought and a very powerful motivator. It is what changes lives and it is what changes the world that we live in. It is a part of what shapes our reality. If you think you can do something that is good and or creative, then you can. If you think and believe that `I can and I will redefine my life, then so it shall be. The thinking and the believing have to be accompanied by action of course or there is a gap to success. If it is not but a fantasy and appears in your mind, it is a gift or a part of your package that can unfold into reality. If you keep on thinking that you cannot do it or allow the ` I Can' to be plagued with doubt a T gets added to the powerful ` I can' to become a negative.
None of us are insignificant. One way or another we all affect someone or something. One way or another we all add or subtract to our own lives and to the positivity of the universe. Some add or subtract more than others but we are all part of the package that belongs to the universe and we all affect it. The big question for you is what do you want your package to look like and how do you want to affect the universe with your own `I do' and ` I can'?
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity
" There are good cycles and there are bad cycles. There are good places and there are bad places to be. The good cycles take you to or keep you in the good places and the negative cycles do not;" NosaJ
If life is preordained then your life is as it was meant to be and there is no escaping it. If life is about free will, then life is simply what you make it and the outcome of your own intentions, actions or lack of actions.Because we have choices, the preordained thought has less substance than the free will argument. Another thought that comes to mind is that each and every story has an alternative ending that is preordained but the story is still yours to write and the alternative ending that comes to pass depends on the operation of your free will and the choices that you do make.
We may exist because of the will of God or by the will and Grace of God but the choices that we make are not necessarily the will of God but of our own making. God may guide in a unique and divine way but the choices that we do make are down to earth and of free will. There is no shortage to the use of the phrase ` if it is the will of God'' but how does anyone know the true will of God. How does anyone know the will of anyone else but through their expressed mind and or actions. We can truly only presume the Will of God and presume goodness to it.
Life creates its own cycles for us, we create cycles for ourselves or allow others to create a perpetual life cycle for us. There are so many cycles to life and to each life, that they cannot be quantified. There are those that are natural and some that are unnatural. There are big cycles and there are smaller cycles. There are some that are good and there are some that are bad. There are some that can be broken and there are some that cannot be broken. There are cycles within cycles. They have their names and their labels and you know them well or are very well acquainted with your own cycles.
My presumption is that the divine intention if for a good life cycle of love, of good things, and a good story to tell but that intention is over written by the choices that we make and or the society and age that we live in. We create certain life cycles that come to hold us hostages to life and keep us away from our better selves. We create or allow others to create some cycles that create a prison for us or take us to places that become difficult to escape from.
A cycle of anger or resentment is not good. A life cycle of debts is not great or always robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a wonderful cycle. Being late all the time or unreliable is not a good cycle. A life of procrastination or of self doubt does not serve you well either. They are some of the cycles that can be broken. There of course those cycles that are more difficult to break, that fall under the label of addictions like smoking but others have done it and there is a lot of help out there. And there are those that are the daily routine or regular cycle like cleaning up after yourself that just have to be done or say hello to clutter and a bad scent to life.
It takes some dedication and organization to create and maintain the positive and good life cycles but they are also accomplishments and have a tendency to make you feel better. It takes a strong willed mind to break the negative cycles that have become a part of life or habitual but once broken, a grand sense of accomplishment occupies the spaces of those negative cycles. Those who have stopped being hostages of cycles, those who have escaped their negative cycles and imprisonment or servitude to the bad cycles, know this feeling of accomplishment very well
Wake up and do your best to create the cycles that make you feel complete and fulfilled. The more positive cycles that you can create or facilitate, the better. Wake up and do your best to break the negative cycles because they can make you feel less than you are or take you further away from how and who you want to be.
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