Wake up & think positive
" 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.
"Life has a rhythm of its own accord and the rhythm that we create of our own free will and so we are all on the same stage but dancing to different life tunes." Nosaj
Waking up in the morning is one of the rhythms of life. Unless you are dead, you have to wake up in the morning. Getting up, getting out of bed and which side of the bed you get out of, is a choice for most able bodied people and a rhythm that you create of your own free will.
Life is two steps forward and sometimes three steps backward or so the rhythm of life might appear sometimes but without a doubt there is always constant motion to life. The music never stops and life goes on like an endless song, no matter what. The actual Rhythm of life and the dance of life only moves forward.
Like it or not Life must go on and you have to keep on dancing according to who you are, where you are in life, and what you do in life or keep on dancing your way into the next phase of your life or the place and person that you want to be. As long as you keep on dancing the right way with life and as long as you keep on moving, you will find that in spite of the two steps forward and three backwards, you have sometimes been taking four steps forward and you are making some progress.
Life is the longest song of all because it is the sum of all our parts. Sometimes we say that life is short
and that might be true because there is so much more music to dance to that we never get to dance to in our given life time. No one gets the privilege to do everything or experience every song that life has to offer and that is what makes life so magnificent. That is why we are all on the same stage but dancing to
the same and to different life tunes. That is why you need to pay attention to the music of your own life,
the rhythm and how you are dancing with life.
Sometimes the music rocks and sometimes the music sucks, but you just have to keep on dancing with life. Sometimes the rhythm does not feel right or the clothes that you are wearing for a particular dance might not be appropriate and you just have to change clothes, shoes or the music. Sometimes the song does not feel like you or you do not feel the song is for you and so at that particular point in time you have to change the music or learn to dance to the music as it is.
There is the music to life and there is choice also. Choice is affected by the tunes you find yourself dancing to and choices create their own tunes.. When you dance to the tunes of others, your choices are more limited as to how you dance. If you work for a corporation or someone else you do have to dance according to their tunes. If you are a student, you have to dance according to academic requirements in order to get to the end of that song and start your own. If you are in a relationship, there are certain tunes that you have to dance to or music that you have to subscribe to even though you don't want to. If life revolves more around you, than anyone else , a corporation, or the 9-5 song, then you may have more choices.
This is not to say that the sound of music to either is better, but to say that your choices can affect the tune and the tune can affect your choices. Whatever tune is playing, you can choose to be negative about it or you can choose to be positive about it. You can choose to dance to bad music as if it was good music or mix the music to your like or make it sound better.
Learn to live and not just exist according to the tunes that are created for you by others. Learn to like the tunes that you don't and the music that is life will sound much better. Pump up the volume to the music that you do like and create your own wonderful music to life and dance to it.
Please do not just exist. You are not a tree. Wake up and live. Wake up, live, learn and dance with life.
...or love doing what you do :)
" There is no greater joy than to to do what you love doing, being who you want to be, where you want to be and with whom you want to be." NosaJ
I may have just given you one of the answers to what happiness is or looks like. Alternatively I may have just given you the reason as to why a lot of people are not happy most of the time. I use the phrase a lot of people, because there are a lot of people still looking for happiness. I use the phrase most of the time, because as dismal as life may sometimes feel, appear or be, there are always moments of happiness to most lives.
Now, if these moments of happiness can be multiplied, then the level of individual happiness,Of the multitude and of society also increases. Unfortunately the multiplication of happiness of the multitude and of society is not a simple equation. Too many variations.The multiplication of happiness on the individual level is not a simple equation either but it is a much simpler equation, because it is your equation. There are a lot of variables that affect the multiplication and each of the equations but your own equation includes free will, the choice and the ability to be happy, The choices that you make are yours and those choices will lead to misery or Joy.
There are things that we do that are simply not us. There are some places that we find ourselves, that we know for one reason or another that we do not truly belong. There are some relationships that we engage in that we know are doomed from the word go, but venture forward anyway and get stuck in them. There is that job that was supposed to be temporary due to circumstances but somehow became more permanent. Some situations actually turn out to be okay, simply because of the learning to like what you did not like and then growing to love it, learning to know someone and to love them or any given place.
Misery arises from resentment or from not liking something that you do, a place, a person or a particular situation. These situations then become a nesting ground for negativity, instead of positive spitual and personal growth. Because you are not doing what you were designed to do,
what is akin to your spirit or even what you paid all those student loans to study for, something feels wrong or something feels missing.
The good news is that it does not matter where you are now, unless of course you are at the end of your tether. The now is important, because if you can change the now, then you can change the future. The now does not matter in the sense that it becomes the past and where you end up is what is or becomes more important. Do nothing and you become stuck...the past the present and the future remain the same or very similar. Do something about it and something will happen and you can make it happen.
On that note you have to know what you do like doing the most or what you love doing and travel in that direction much more. You have to know where you want to be in life and make every effort to get there. You have to know who you want to be with and make it a damn good relationship, rather than be there just to be in a relationship or have a job just for the sake of having a job. You have to believe in yourself, in spite of any obstacles that may appear in your mind or on the way and in spite of everyone else doubting you and your choices. Be you and be happy.
I have always know what I love doing the most and I have always known what brings me joy, the people, the things and the places. I have also come to know my distractions and found that the trick is to identify them and override them. Not always a piece of cake but they are my distractions. I will not go back to the places that were not of joy either and by places I mean situations, certain jobs and or relationships. I will keep on doing what I love doing the most as much as possible, keep on loving unconditionally, come what may and keep on moving forward to even more beautiful things, places, people and situations.
Wake up and do what you love doing the most and keep on moving forward to more of it. In the event that you do get stuck, learn and grow to love what you are doing for now, where you are and use it as a platform to get to where you need to be, wanted to or want to be and how you want to be.