Have you guys ever heard of the power of positive thinking?
This theme has popped up in several books I've read now- from Jack Canfield to Steven Covey to Miguel Ruiz, Dale Carnegie, Normal Peale.
In fact, some people attribute their whole success in life to learning how to maintain a positive outlook, all the time. Some inmates in the Holocaust were still able to find positivity in their situation- and were said to have died with their dignity. People with terminal illnesses are still able to, rather than dwelling on the negative thoughts of knowing they might not be alive much longer, focus on the beauty of what the universe has provided for them all the years they were alive.
So why is it that we allow ourselves to fall into these wretched negative thoughts? Condemning ourselves and dreading the valuable moments that we have on this earth? If we were to be able to jump through the multi-verse and have a conversation with our 80-year-old selves, I'm positive they'd tell us "You have it good. Keep your positivity and thrive".
It seems all too often we get ourselves caught up thinking our happiness will only come from rigid goals, material wants, and that hopefully, "the future will be better". I got news for you- if you don't figure out how to think positive now, winning the lottery isn't going to help you do it.
What is it that you want and expect out of the world? What things fill you with so much joy that you know if you could live eternally with them in your life, you'd be complete? Those are the things you need to surround yourself with. Those are the thoughts you need to keep you going.
Life isn't supposed to be bad. We weren't put on this earth to suffer but rather to thrive and enjoy the experience. It's a miracle we're here to begin with. If we spend the whole time moaning and complaining, what's the point of being here at all?
Just a thought for the day. I challenge you to practice staying positive. Whenever you find yourself fearful, get the bottom of why that is so and ask yourself if your sentiment is making it better or worse. If you find yourself angry, unable to forgive, or feeling hopeless- remind yourself of what it is about this reality that you truly love. Think happy thoughts and you will fly.