Wake up & think positive
At the end of the day or as we come closer to the end of our days, what do we really have but memories to remind us of how we were, of who we were and now who we really are." NosaJ
According to Aristotle, memory is the scribe of the soul. Our memories are a composition of where we have been, what we have done, the things that we have accomplished, our desires, the things that we are still to accomplish and ultimately who we truly are.
The mind is a universe and one of the greatest computers or storage units of events in the world. We are also each our own neuro linguistic programmers and organizers of our own storage units. According to Richard Bandler and John Grinder in their approach to personal development and psychotherapy, there is a connection between the neurological process of the mind and behavioral patterns learnt through experience. Every simple thought however true or brilliant can be blown out of proportion. Every school of thought, also has its critics and the NLP approach to personal development is no exception.
What is true is that our experiences in life can determine how we feel on any given day and that those experiences can become a very regular pattern. Our experiences can promote our personal development or they can inhibit them. They can make us feel positive or they can make us feel negative. Now Imagine if you could shape all your experiences to create a powerful positive neurological process to the mind . I think you would find a fearless and very confident mind. I think you would find someone very phenomenal.
Unfortunately you cannot shape all your experiences to life. The very nature of life and of living involves
too many relationships, circumstances and interventions that permit that to be so. Free will is a beautiful gift to each and all of us but subject to interference. It directs your experiences but is not the only director of your experiences. There are some things that you can control and there are some things that you cannot or some things that will take control of you.
That being said, you still have plenty of free will to direct a sufficient amount of experiences that lead to positive outcomes and a more phenomenal you. Each new day is an opportunity for new experiences or to experience the same event with a different perspective or mind frame.
The trick is not to allow your life experiences to infect you like a virus with negative emotions and allow that feeling to become a pattern, that affects other behavior or experiences. The firewall to the virus is to take control of those experiences that you can or to create a series of positive and memorable experiences that nourish your soul and makes you more invulnerable.
Wake up and create some beautiful experiences. Wake up and make some good memories. The experiences that you create need not be of a phenomenal nature, but each that you can create becomes a memory, The more beautiful memories that you can create to each day, the more you write a better life story for yourself.
Let not others be the scribe for your soul but be your own scribe.
" I wake up in the morning, step outside, feel the gentle breeze upon my flesh, hear the sound of leaves rustling, see the beauty of the flowers, hear the birds sing and I know that I am alive. It is another beautiful day to feel alive." NosaJ
We are what we feel or eventually we become what we feel. How we feel is what fuels our days and our lives. How we feel leads us in the right or wrong direction. If you feel like what you are doing is the right thing to do, keep on doing it and the right results will follow. If you feel like you are not doing the right things, then try doing something else.
Keep on doing the same thing that gets you the wrong results, and you will always get the same results, keep on feeling the way that you feel about anything, anyone, or anywhere and that feeling will magnify itself and stay with you for a very long time. If you feel resentful, you will become resentment. If you keep on allowing yourself to feel miserable, misery will not need company because you become misery. If you feel like a failure or allow anyone to make you feel like a failure, you will most likely fail at what you really desire to achieve, because of that feeling and label that you have allowed others or a place to stamp upon you.
The reverse also applies. If you can feel joy and make it a habit, you become joy. You find happiness and without even knowing it your joy becomes contagious. If you feel positive, you become positivity
and it spreads itself like pollen to change the perspective of others. If you feel like a success, you will become success and nothing will appear impossible, if it is humanly possible. Feel like a millionaire, even though you are broke and that feeling drives you towards the money. Feel like you are worthy, because you are and not based on the performance appraisal of anyone or anywhere.
So, if you have the choice or the free will to feel how you feel today, what choice would you make?
If you have the capability to make anyone feel a particular way and you know that you do, how would you want to make them feel today? The choice is yours because feelings come and go, as you allow them to. They are as welcome as you make them within you or can disappear as uninvited guests at your request. They are linked to things that happen or do not happen as you might want them to, but ultimately swayed by your reaction to them and your own resolve.
We feel pain but there is also much joy to life to feel. The pain comes as tests and the joys come as compensation or to lift the spirit. Life can kick you in the rear or chin but you have to let the pain fade and the feeling of joy resume its play. They come as a package but sometimes we quickly forget the joys and allow the feelings of pain and sorrow to linger. Let the joy linger instead and let your path be directed more by joy than by the pain or sorrows to your story. .
Feel like making a difference today, then make a difference. If you feel like making a difference in your life, to the life of someone else or somewhere, wake up and make it so. We would all like to make a big difference to our own lives and to the lives of others but always remember that everything begins with small steps and that a pebble can always make a big ripple in any pool of water. If you feel like being kind, then be kind for even the smallest act of kindness is an act of kindness and makes someone else feel special. It should make you feel special also.
I have to wake up and feel that this day has been given to and me is not to be wasted. It is a day to feel great about and or to do something great with. Even if I do not do something great, I can look around me to feel and see the greatness of the universe and of life. The day is wasted by giving too much time and power to negative feelings or emotions. Too much energy is expended, instead of directing the energy towards magnifying positive feelings that make the day more beautiful and enhance your own well being, on the spiritual, physical and financial level.
Wake up and feel the adrenaline pumping through you. Tell yourself how you want to feel today, rather than allow circumstances dictate your feelings to the day. Wake up and feel phenomenal and that is the feeling that will reflect itself as you travel through the day. Wake up and feel creative and some creative ideas will flow to and through your mind. Wake up and feel reluctant to embrace the day and you invite clutter to your mind and sluggishness .
I choose to feel positive. I choose to feel great and to embrace this beautiful day as it unfolds and so I shall.
Life is constantly flowing in different directions and taking you in different directions. Some of the directions that you find yourself going in are the right direction, some are the wrong direction and some are directions you really do not want to go in but you might go anyway.
If you are fortunate, you will find yourself traveling in the right direction and to the right place but life is such that you keep on moving everyday or you never get anywhere. You cannot stay still. You cannot remain motionless in a river or you drown. You cannot keep on waiting for everything to the river that is life to be perfect before you swim to your desired destination. You cannot keep on waiting to have all the resources to get you to your destination, if you already know that the resources that you do have can get you there.
No one really needs a full tank of gas to begin any journey or to get any given desired destination but some gas is needed to get the journey started. The most difficult part is getting started. Once you have started any journey or road trip with a partially full tank of gas, you can fill up along the way and maybe somewhere where gas is even cheaper.
You do not need to take all your possessions with you, if you are taking a flight somewhere but you will need to take some essentials with you. So what if you forget some essentials, that you cannot get elsewhere. As long as you have your passport, you can board that plane and you are on your way. No passport ,no journey but with your passport and of course a plane ticket, you can journey anywhere in the world.
The journey that is life and success are like that. You have to get started on your journey to any given destination with the basic essentials and take it from there. If you keep on thinking about it, if you keep on starting and stopping or if you never get started with all those creative ideas in you r mind, they never become a reality.
It takes neither a genius nor perfection to get some things done or to get to some ideal places in life. It takes waiting to never do the things that you are supposed to do to become the person that you are supposed to be or the person the Universe expected you to become.
Life is a process and nothing happens immediately but if you keep on waiting, waiting becomes the process and nothing ever happens. You can have all the faith in the world, but for the unseen to become seen, there has to be some action and you have to take the leap of faith into a much better reality.
You have to stop waiting for all the jigsaw pieces to be in place. You have to stop waiting for anything or everything to be fail proof or easy. Even the best laid plans can go wrong but if you keep on waiting, they never get executed and you never see your dreams or plans become a reality.
Stop waiting for a miracle. You are the miracle. Stop waiting for the perfect moment. There is no perfect moment but a series of thoughts, of moments and a series of opportunities, that need to be complimented by the right actions.
Jason U @ MondayMorningPositivity
Stop being tired of tired, treat home as your resting area and each day as a new opportunity to be more creative with your cycle and the road trip that is your life.
Life is a journey and it can sometimes be an exhausting journey. The simple truth is that life is a journey that has its own time frame and within that time frame , we all have our own purposes, our agendas, a period of becoming, of transitions and destinations.
The agenda is sometimes overloaded for many of us and so time, energy and circumstances take their toll. The repetition of any given place, person or thing, or the journey to any given destination can also make us tiresome and thus we crave something different, even though not necessarily better or the grass not greener to what is different. Now, that is where you have to be careful about being tired of who you are, of what you have and what you do.
Think of yourself on a road trip for instance and the road trip is a minimum of thirteen hours. Prior to the road trip you were not able to get as much sleep as you should have because you were preparing for the road trip. You will be tired on that road trip and it might not be as much fun as you expected, because you are in the driver's seat. If you have someone else with you, the journey should of course be much pleasant and or at least easier.
Now imagine doing that road trip over and over again in the driver's seat. Even if it was easy to begin with because you were not tired, it will eventually become cumbersome and you will get tired of the journey Even if you have someone else to help with the driving, you might want to be somewhere else or be doing something else other than the road trip. You might even think of the journey as torture.
Life is like that road trip. Life is one very long road trip. It is exhausting to wake up every day, going through the same cycle over and over again and occasionally having something added to the cycle for you, to exhaust you even more.
It is not necessarily a bad cycle. It is not necessarily a bad journey either. I say that with friendship, marriage, partnerships, parenthood and many relationships in mind. All our relationships are a part of the road trip that is life. In fact there is plenty of beauty to the cycle and there can be plenty of excitement along the way but it is not without some struggle. It cannot be a journey without some struggle or some exhaustion. Even children can get tired of the cycle and they are not yet in the driver's seat.
You always have to be able to see some beauty to the journey and you always have to be able to understand that there is some struggle to the journey also.You cannot have your cake and eat it. You can eat it and enjoy it or throw it away. Some destinations only have one direction but you do have the choice to select your destinations and plan it so that you are not always tired of or on the journey.
If you have someone on the journey with you, that is nice. Be thankful for them and the fact that you have someone to switch the driving seat with. Be thankful for any breaks in-between the journey and use them to get some rest for the next few million miles. If you are on that life road trip by yourself, pace yourself accordingly and remember that there is a reason why there are rest areas on the roads that you do travel.
Stop being tired of tired, treat home as your resting area and each day as a new opportunity to be more creative with your cycle and the road trip that is your life.
There are many things that we as a people are afraid of but one of our greatest monsters is fear itself. It is human nature to be afraid but it is also human nature or a gift for many of us to overcome our fears. These fears that we have, whatever label that we give to them have the capacity to prevent us from doing things, going places or being our ultimate selves.
There is common sense fear, universal fear and self fear. The commonsense and universal fear are those that our natural instincts tell us to be afraid of. Self fear is the fear that we impose upon ourselves or let others and events place within us. It is the self fear that needs to be overcome, for a more fulfilling life journey.
The monster that is self- fear comes to us in many disguises or wears different clothes. It can be a phobia, it can be something that we have done or fear of something that has to be done. It can be something, someone or somewhere. However fear disguises itself or however we see what we fear, it tends to have a negative impact on our lives and thus it needs to be conquered.
We have our common fears and fears that we face differently but they are not going to go away, if they are not faced and or embraced. No fear is to be ridiculed, whether it be a phobia, fear of someone, the darkness, of a place, of flying or a fear of failure. The list of things to fear are as many as we are, if not more but also specific to who we are or have become. There are however also a number of ways to overcome those fears and you have to find your way.
Do not be afraid to speak your mind, if what you have to speak is good or positive and constructive. Do not be afraid to speak up at work or to your boss, if what you have to say makes sense or contributes to productivity or the work environment. Do not be afraid to speak to your partner, if something is troubling you or something that they said or did is troubling you. Do not be afraid of speaking publicly, if what you have to say will touch lives in a positive manner or contribute to the well being of others. Do not be afraid of starting something, if you have a great idea and so not stop until the idea becomes a reality. Do not be afraid of the pantry getting empty,lights going out or of failure because you are a survivor.
Do not be afraid of leaving your voice echoing in your environment or the world around you. Do not be afraid of leaving your footprints upon the world, however insignificant you might think they are or you could fail to leave a very important message others are waiting for or fail to leave a very important legacy behind you. Every day is an opportunity to make your mark upon your environment and the world but it does take some bravery and first you have to conquer any doubt or fears that you might have.
Wake up and conquer your fears and help others do the same. Wake up and do not be afraid of what lies ahead, for once you have overcome your fear, the road ahead is not as difficult as it is with fear by your side or within you.
Wake up and do not be afraid.