“Whether you think you can or think you can’t either way, you are right.” -Henry Ford.
In a world ravaged by the painsof “reality,” it’s easy to forget that miracles do happen. By all accounts and in reality, I very well should not be here(see here) orfind it difficult to communicate with you. However, I’ve defied the odds because of a miracle. It’s easyfor us to limit ourselves as well as miracles. What many people don’tacknowledge isour limitless possibilities as humans, it’s one of the most beautiful things about us. I used to think I had to make things happen, which in many ways I did. Whenyou take responsibility for your reality,monitor your thoughts,and actively choose to change it,good things manifest in your life. Just becauseyou cannot see it in the physical sense doesn’t mean it’s not there. Our lives begin in our mind. Therefore, don’t self identify with your doubts, or put up with negative thoughts, they can be countered and they’re simply not you. It’s difficult at first to counter thelittle voices that tell you, you can’t but aftersome time it becomes easy(even fun to thwart them!)and with them out of the way it will allow your confidence to blossom. Our thoughtscan produce our reality. To quote the bible “You shall know them by their fruits.” We can be trees that blossom,multiply,and arefruitful! Much of it begins in our minds. If the circumstances don’t agree with you, strive to actively change them. Todo this you will find yourself having to negate all those sentences that begin with but, I can’t, and don’t. The mind is a battlefield and often you can be your own worst enemy. Rather then comply, fightthe path of least resistance and go against the grain. This can become a chore but when you bear the fruits ofthat labor, they will surely be sweet.Too often We let”reality,” limit our miracles.I’ve had to tell peopleto stop being so realistic! The fact is, We create our own glass ceilings. Sometimes it’s us that create the limits or it can be others. One of many solutions would be toeither hangout with like minded people,ignorethe naysayers,oraddress it(tactfully).The best adventure stories are those that overcome the odds andmake their waythrough a battle and claim the victory. I don’t believe that anybody held(or wrote?) a story about a heroine that always gave into doubts and fears in high esteem.During this life write your ownepic adventure and certainly don’t be afraid of the battles.
If I’m anxious and I pinpoint where I lost my peace, that will usually expose the lie I believed. -Bill Johnson.
Our thought life is just as important to us as our physical world because thoughts can manifest into the physical. Throughout my recovery it has beenessentialtothink as positive as possible(or sometimes not at all) I found that what I read,listened to,and believed in had a big affect on how I felt. I now avoid or simply don’t do the things that have proven to be toxic and bring me down. Many times I’ve had to block out the bad things people have said in order to continue with a hopeful and determined spirit. Whatever brings you down or dashes your hope is usually a lie. Sometimes you have to put on “earmuffs,” and continue on with what you know to be true. I’ve found that you simply have to ignore the snakes in your apple tree because they only serve to bring you down. There are many forms a snake can take. It could be your Doctor, a stranger,an article that focuses on the negative,internet forums(strangers) oreven a coworker.I have learned the hard way to avoid using Google too muchorespecially any internet forums! As it turns out both will eithergive you false information or seriously bring you down. The solution?Simply immerseyourself in what is light and steer clear of any darkness. My recovery has been a fight for my life in many ways so I choose to avoid what could bring me down. Asa general observation it seems the majority of the population will take from you(in the physical or spiritual) so stick by those that know how to give and lift you up. As I think We all know, life isjust too short to let someone(or something) steal your precious time withdoubt,worry,fear,or grudges. Going through life withoutencountering these things is nearly impossible. However, it is possible to choose to notlet it effectyou. As it turns out when dealing with these things, getting angry actually helps. At some point when your sick of these things trying to bring you down, it’s time to fight back. Thwart those thoughts, keep good company, and by all means don’t” Google it.”
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=the+power+of+words Oddly enough not everything that has power is physical, your words can pack a punch too. Speakwith words what you want to bring into existence. Were creative beings, therefore our words create our realities. This gives validity to thebelief that speaking to your plants will help them grow. We are just as organic and words can help us grow as well.Rather then spitting poison dartsat others or even yourself, watch what you say, think,and take in from others because just asthese can build you up, they can also tear you down. We all need to learn how to speak life into ourselves, and each other. Because a positive force propels you upward not downward.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”― Oscar Wilde.
Let’s face it, “reality bites.” Why else would Winona Ryder star in a movie of the same title? Being realistic is great, but it can alsolimit you. Imagination coupled withambition or chutzpah is far better. Grantedbeing realistic is good, I find a balancebetween reality and imagination is far better. If I were realistic, I would’ve missed out on some of the best things in my life so far. Realists be damned, but taking a leap of faith in the direction of your dreams is far more rewarding then beingpractical! Perhaps this makes more sense to the dreamers, but whatever you are too much “reality,” will limit you. Because, there’s nothing like reality to take the wind out of your sails. Over the years and even more so now I’ve culled an almost innateability to ignore the naysayers. The proof is in the pudding, because each time I took a risk that I was warnedabout and it worked out this justfueled me to take more. I suppose I’m very blessed that they worked out. However, aside from the supernatural I found that higher thinking also helped. You’d be surprised how much you can do when you put your mind to it and ignore your fears. Our brains are pliable nearly our entire lives(it’s called neuroplasticity) this means we can continually learn and shape ourselves. To take advantage of this try to think outside of the box and don’t be afraid of the word “No,” or failure. Even if your on the bottom, you can only go up!One ofthe larger things I’ve noticed during my recovery, is how often I see perfectly capable people hold themselves back solely in their minds. A fact that has continually bothered me because Ihave witnessed people with missing limbs not even be held back from running so to speak.Many people are blind to the fact that they have the world at their fingertips. If I could magically do one thing, I’d like to open their eyes to this reality of having limitless possibility. Imagine how much farther you’d go if you heard or said “Yes,” more. Reality has a way of trying to clip your wings if you let it, so don’t let it! Submerge yourself in the possible instead of impossible. Even making agoal list, beginning with small things will help you gear up toconquer the larger ones. It’s funny how beginning with “Do laundry today,” can lead intoget a motorcycle license. Because that goalcan be just as simple or mundane as doing laundry. A mountain is only as large as you see it being.