“Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.”- Stephen Harper.
Whether the wall is a physical one(visible) or an emotional one(invisible) we all are facing a wall of some kind. These walls separate us from our goals, desires, forward movement, and even other people. It is interesting to note that the non-physical can literally stop us in our tracks. Among the lies we tell ourselves are fear and worry. These two things have an especially good knack for stopping us from what we really want. Because of these negative emotions and their mind games we tend to lose the ability to move in a forward direction. Beyond this wall is a more positive self image that will spurn us upward and onward! To change the circumstance, we need to change our self image. The trifecta of anger, complaints, and ungratefulness is a sure road to failure. It is with a positive self image and thankfulness that we’ll find the keys to success. However, this is more then just positive thinking, we literally must change our self image in order to succeed. This is not an easy feat, especially when you’re caught in the midst of circumstances you hate. The trick is, by finding things you are grateful for in the middle of life’s storms, they will hold less power over you and their effects won’t be so devastating. This in turn will open up an in road beyond the wall that you face. By recognizing your strength rather then weakness, the good over the bad, and taking a reflective moment each day to see these things, you’ll be well on your way beyond the wall that is stopping you. Be the victor rather then the victim, and the healed rather then the sick!
see your way through it!
“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
― Rick Warren.
You might as well stop trying to fit in now, because you were never supposed to. We have spent so much time in our lives trying to “fit in,” but no one was told that were not actually meant to. The world was not to be riddled with strife, wars, poverty ,sicknesses, and spiritual darkness were not to have a place in it. Many times if not all, we’re our own worst enemy. As an example think of the disease of cancer, it has been studied and traced back to some foods(processed,GMO) and chemicals. Who created all that food and made the chemicals(usually for profit)? If you guessed people(us) you are correct ! In having self centered desires and the lust for money, people voluntarily choose to harm each other. The very act of trying to fit in brings about the bullying, but who’s doing it? Other people, or are we doing it to ourselves? In fact it’s better not to conform to the majority of this world, because more often then not average is becoming the status quo. Just as children are slowly bullied into becoming like everyone else, so are we by the world and its systems. However, there is an inherent problem in being like everyone else, not only is it boring, but it has a way of dimming the light we originally entered the world with. Each of us are born bright with optimism, drive, imagination, and a lack of awareness of other people. As we grow, the ebb and flow of society slowly encourages us to join the crowd, heightens our awareness of others causing comparisons, and works out the wild and free spirits we’re born with. If were able to protect and retain these spirits from the world that wants to steal them we become conquerers. We overcome the petty preoccupations and can’t be bothered by what other people think. Therefore, don’t be afraid of being amused and wondered like a child or hiding your quirks. Those are the very things that the world is jealous of and sets out to steal. Your childlike spirit is a precious gem to be protected and valued, so enjoy it and don’t be afraid to show it!
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
Why me!? Well, why not me? This is the question and answer many give themselves, who have suffered a catastrophic event or injury. It’s undoubtedly understandable to be angry in such bad circumstances. However, it’s not always helpful or healing. While anger can help you break out of something(depression)or help you overcome it,it can also hold you back. Anger can anchor you in the past, or create unrest in your heart and mind. What you believe in is very powerful and will dictate the direction in which your life goes. Therefore, play the right mental movies for yourself. Films that portray you as the victor, times of happiness, and positive plot lines. These mental movies can stir up courage, hope, and strength or place fear and doubt in your heart. When the movies that you play yourself are the opposite of fear and doubt, it opens the door for peace to enter your mind and heart. “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body”(Prov. 14:30nlt). If you find yourself in a hospital bed don’t take the situation lying down. Instead, screen films in your mental movie theatre of improving health, happy moments, and the day of your eventual discharge. Also, when dealing with a sickness be careful not to get anchored in the past for too long. Instead, keep your thoughts positive, the movies victorious, and your eyes forward. Your dreams can and will become a reality with a positive, and strong attitude. Not to mention, dreams don’t have to remain in the thought realm, dreams and life are meant to be experienced!
cheers and onward!
“Don’t let your fear of what could happen, make nothing happen.” -unknown
How likely is it that what you fear will come true? It’s good to ask yourself these questions. Is this true? Is it factual? Do I know what the future holds? By asking yourself these questions, your fear will soon hold little weight in your mind. Because, many of our fears have no real power and many aren’t steeped in reality. The likelihood that your fear will come true is slim to none. In the movies that you play in your mind are you the victim or the victor? Decide to see yourself healthy, wealthy, and victorious.Not to mention, you can control your fear, it doesn’t control you nor dictate your future. In 2016 we will have 365 days and 8,760 hours of time to fill as we choose, don’t let fear cause you to waste any of it! This new year signifies a fresh start for all of us around the world. It holds new goals, new possibilities, new opportunities, and new horizons! Among these things, in the United States, many set for themselves New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions while they have strong beginnings eventually taper off into the dust bin of forgotten. So many people are pre-occupied with body image and health, they forget about their mental health. Rather then resolve to eat healthier, why not resolve to think healthier? Part of that is to shed the thoughts and feelings preventing you from your full potential. Not enough of us are told that we can set our own limits, as well as break them. One of the biggest offenders is fear and his sidekick doubt. These two combined have paralyzed many ideas in their infancy as well as the people who originated them. Too often they plant the seeds of failure in your mind, that then bloom into invisible walls. It’s the fearless who find ways over the walls and meet their dreams on the other side. What ever it is you’d like to do, or the goal that you wish to meet, you can achieve it. Choose to shed fear rather then pounds at the gym. Without the weight of it holding you down, you’ll be so light, that reaching the stars will naturally become possible.
shoot for the moon!