Wake up & think positive
Wake up and celebrate life
`If there is nothing to celebrate, life appears to be without meaning. If there is always something to celebrate, life offers more meaning." NosaJ
Maybe that is why life has so many seasons to it or why history and society have inadvertently provided us with so many days to celebrate. Our societies may of course have their own ulterior motives and that is for you to spend your money or to distract you from hard times, but the motive is irrelevant if there is something to celebrate, for celebration is the intimate associate of joy and happiness.
If you take a closer or more careful look at life, you will find that it comprises of stages, phases and seasons. We all go through common stages, phases and seasons in life also and we also all have our own unique phases and seasons. Life has a particular cycle to it as do we. It is sometimes like a loop or like ground hog day, compliments of the repetition, but also a matter of perception. The celebration of life and the seasons provides a better perception of the loop and allows a greater appreciation of and for what is, that transforms the loop into its own paradise.
Life goes on irrespective of what happens within the grand or personal time loop. Time, space and life have their own accord and you have to find your own accord with life and the universe within your own time frame. Appreciation is one of the great accords that gives any life more value. The celebration of life is a part of the appreciation accord.
A simple truth is that, if we had an infinite amount of time to spend on earth, we would probably not appreciate it as much as the time that we are given or do have here on earth. It is like going on a vacation really. One of the reasons some vacations are appreciated is because they are brief. If vacations to anywhere were much longer, the vacation and place however exotic or beautiful would lose some value or eventually be taken for granted.
As you might celebrate on an exotic vacation, appreciate the vacation or break away from work or what you might think to be mundane, so you should actually celebrate and appreciate your own life, the work that you do and who you are. Life pours something into us and we have to pour something back into life, that gives it more meaning to self and to others. There is really no need to keep on looking for the meaning to life because you are the meaning of life and the meaning of life is also all around you. You have to look to see and appreciate what you see to always find some meaning.
There is a tendency for us not to really appreciate things or celebrate people, our blessings and things until we have lost them. How we wake up each day and take the day for granted, without even being aware of the sunrise or being jubilant for another day of life. How we go through the day, wishing for it to come to an end, without even appreciating the air that we breathe or celebrating another day of life and the beauty around us. Instead we see more of chaos and so chaos makes itself prominent.
Life provides many reasons for us to celebrate life and even with the many distractions that also come to light and with our personal lives, we are all granted universally common occasions for celebration. On your birthday it is about celebrating you and every other day about someone else. We have valentine's day to celebrate love but need not wait for Valentine's day to profess love. Almost every month of the year there is something else to celebrate and every nation on the earth has its own days and reason to celebrate.
Do not be the exception to celebration rule. Celebrate your own life, your deeds, your accomplishments, what you have to look forward to and you will find more meaning and joy to life. Celebrate others and be happy for them, when it is their time to celebrate and you create more joy.
Now that Christmas is upon us, celebrate the season of Christ and be merry. Celebrate the days and seasons that follow and make life itself a celebration.Have a wonderful and a very merry Christmas.
Wake up and affirm thyself
` One of the greatest assets that you can have in life is confidence....Confidence of faith, Confidence of hope confidence of love and self confidence." NosaJ
I say one of the greatest assets because there are many assets that you are granted for your life journey or can acquire along the way. Of the four confidences that are mentioned above, to be confident about love is the best and greatest but the confidence that will serve you the most and the best will be self confidence.
We are what we think we are. We are who we think we are or allow others and circumstances to make us think we are. I for one refuse to be defined by circumstances but rather define myself according to my mind, my heart and my own actions and reactions. We are capable of what we believe we are capable of and we are capable of doing the things that we planned to do or are planning to do.
The mind is the key to success and doubt is the enemy of success. A brilliant mind is a wonderful thing but if brilliance does not come out to play or a brilliant idea is not executed, it is like a seed that you have in your possession but never plant to watch it grow into a beautiful flower or tree. There are also others waiting for you to plant those seeds and to watch them grow, because they know of your brilliance.
However confident a man or woman is, it is human nature to have some doubt. Even the greatest minds that we know of and the most successful people of our time have had some doubts but what has set them apart from others, is that in spite of their doubts, they have let their brilliance and creativity shine outwards. They planted their seeds and watched them grow, and others admired the growth.
This is the importance of daily or regular affirmation. Affirmation is the armor to protect you from doubt. The stronger your affirmation armor, the less impact the bullets and the arsenal of doubt can impact you. Affirmations are your fortress in the mist of circumstances and life to fortify you against doubt. Never ever under estimate the power of your mind or the power of your own thoughts. They will take you to great heights or they can take you to the depths of insecurity and depression.
` Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.' Abraham Lincoln
Find your own resolution to success and utilize it to the maximum. Find some affirmations that work for you and affirm thyself. Believe in these affirmations, believe in yourself and of course let your actions also reflect your resolution or affirmations.
Feed your mind with positive thoughts and affirmations that lead to the ultimate goal of success. Pour the thought of resolution and affirmations into your mind, so that there is little or no room for doubt.
If there are some things that you started but are not yet completed, affirm completion. Plant the thought of` I can do this. I can finish this.' and get it done. If there is a personal or professional project that you are working on or want to get started, tell yourself ` I can do this. I can make this happen.' If there is a relationship that you want to get started or one that you are having some difficulties with, tell yourself ` I can make this work.'
Affirmations can take different forms but always have a positive characteristic to them.` I am a success'. `I am entitled to be successful'. `I can and will be successful at what I am about to do.'`I am not afraid of making mistakes but will allow them to make me better'. `I resolve to complete the things that I can and I resolve to be a success'. They also instill confidence.
There are many ways to vanquish the enemy that is doubt. There are an abundance of affirmations for you to feed your mind and to grow confidence. There are some that you may already have in mind but need to nourish and there are some seeds of affirmation out there that may be unique to you and for you but at the end of the day it is really up to you and your own resolution to success is the most important thing.
Think good thoughts and good things will happen and all the best with your own unique affirmations.