Usually a makeover is for the better,howeversometimes people get “make unders.”I receivedwhat I’d calla make under, that came in the form of amassive stroke. In this version rather thengetting somethingbetter, Ihavereceived something terrible(i.e paralysisand a loss of independence). Many people like therapists and doctors, like to allude to this kind of makeoveras beingmy new form. However, just becausethis is how it is right now, doesn’t meanIhave to accept it. To accept bad circumstances, would beaform ofsettling. InIndia’s fight against the British Empire, Gandhi declared “They may have my dead body, but they will not have my obedience.” In the same way, the stroke may have nearly ruined my life, but it will not defeat my spiritorbreak my will. Wepossess the capacity to evolve and improve, We are never truly stuck. You don’t have to self identify withthe lesser. Just as an act of love can create a domino effectfor positive change,an act of self defeat can spiral into accepting less then Wecan achieve. This isn’t to suggest that We should opt to be self serving and greedy(as many already are)butinstead to not settle for less then We are capable of.
I certainlydon’t declaremyself a cripple or identify as being disabled. Instead, I refutethese notions and labels, because you will receive what your expecting. Therefore, you should expect more for yourself in life. Many times We create our own limits. Your capable of so much more then your led to believe. Once you start paying attention to your self defeating thoughts or people’s statements, it’s important to negate them eitherverbally or mentally if you have to. Instead of accepting the statement “You won’t or can’t. change that to “I will or Ican.” When you start paying attention to these things, you’ll find that people say(yourself included)these self defeating statements at an alarming rate. Little dopeople realize that words have power. They have the ability to tear down or build up.As well as the ability to bring into life a new creation. Be careful of the words that leave your mouth and enter your mind. “For out of the heart the mouth speaks.” What’s in your heart will manifest itself into reality. Since this is the case be sure to guard your heart!
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.