Positive Thoughts

Sunday 8, October 2006

Give Yourself Permission To Enjoy Life

Filed under: Motivation,Wealth And Abundance — mytigodess @ 8:43

So many people are caught up in the treadmill.  They must get up, brush their teeth, shower, eat breakfast, get ready for work, do the long drive, sit behind a desk like a veal, drive back home in traffic, eat dinner, watch tv and fall asleep.

Even on the weekends it is still a never ending cycle of always having to do something.

Every now and then you must stop it.  Give yourself permission to get off the treadmill and do something out of the ordinary that you really want to do.

It doesn’t have to be big, but it can be.  It doesn’t have to be expensive or it could use up your savings.  Whatever that thing is you want to do, give yourself the permission to do it.  This could be the thing to break you out of your prison of duldrums and inspire you to better things.

Take a walk.  Go on a picnic with the family.  Play with the animals and the shelter.  Volunteer to work in your community.  Give help to the poor, needy or homeless.  Read a book to a blind person.  Visit an amusement park.  See a movie at a relic drive-in.  Learn a new dance move.  Curl up with a book or read it in a hot tub.  Whatever it is that you never give yourself time to enjoy, just do it.

Life is way too short to put off enjoying life.  The things will always be there and will always need attention.  Just because you take some time off for you does not mean everything will go out of control.  Plan it if you must.  Let others help you carry some of your burden and you help them in return.  Just mark some time on your schedule to do something wonderful.

Friday 6, October 2006

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Filed under: Motivation,Wealth And Abundance — mytigodess @ 17:23

The Law of Attraction has been thrown around a lot in movies such as “The Secret” and “What The Bleep Do We Know”, as well as books, programs, and other products for sale designed to get the person to sign on with the belief that whatever you think about comes to pass. Whatever you experience in your life is a sole result of your thoughts.

While the idea of thinking positive in any given situation opens your mind to the opportunity around you which negative thinking would close more doors for you can be accepted by most people, the idea that those going through a bad time brought it on themselves does not fly.

What of the people living in a war zone? The ones who live in an area hit by drought going through starvation? The children whose parents have died from AIDS? The victims of rape, robbery, kidnapping or murder? Surely none of these people wished for these things to happen.

Of course not. That would be silly. No person in their sane mind would want to go through such hardships.

There comes a point where you have to concede that the universe is one of chaos. Sometimes your free will comes in direct path of someone else’s free will meaning to do you harm. People are often finding themselves in situations that were not of their own making.

What of all those people on the airplanes on 9/11? Is it really possible that all of them thought they would be hijacked and killed by terrorists on that particular day? Or is this an example of the world of chaos?

Chaos exists. Life is a series of challenges. Sooner or later you will die.

Does this sound depressing? It shouldn’t. It should be the most freeing and liberating thing a person can tell you. Once you accept that this is life, you know to just ride along with it. The ride may be bumpy from time to time. You will be subjected to things that are unpleasant. You will run across people with issues that will take it out on you. If you know this in advance, you will not be too disappointed when it happens.

Does that mean one should ignore the Law of Attraction? No, just don’t count on it as the only law running the universe. An example I gave before, the law of gravity is a good thing which makes life on earth possible, but no matter how good you are or how positive you think, if you jump off a cliff you will suffer.

The LOA will attract to you the experiences you think about most. LOA also attracts what people think about on auto pilot. However, LOA can be in the hands of others who wish to attract negativity that can create a bad situation to those who do not wish it. People on auto pilot tend to get caught up in the stronger will of others wanting to attract a certain outcome.

Let’s say there was a crowded bank with 50 people inside going about a regular day and not thinking of anything in particular. Perhaps someone in the crowd is daydreaming about an upcoming wedding. Maybe someone else is dreading going back to work. The banker is thinking about taking a coffee break. And others are just going through the motions of routine.

All of a sudden, 2 masked gun men come into the bank. They have been planning this for months. They have cased the place, got a layout of the building, ran rehersals in their mind every day to make sure they got everything right.

The robbers obviously had a stronger LOA in creating this experience and caused it to pass than did the people inside the bank who did not see this coming.

On the outside, the police surround the building. They have trained mentally everyday for just such a situation. LOA created a matching scenario for them to act and they are now ready. They storm the building with the intention of capturing the criminals while saving as many lives as possible.

The police have a stronger hold on LOA than the robbers.

Then in the bank, the robbers get desperate and hold a man hostage who is getting married the next day. He has a lot to live for and has no intention of dying. The robber planned on taking a hostage all along if surrounded by police. The bad guy panics and shoots the man then the cops shoot the robber. Two people are on the floor in a pool of blood.

The man planning to get married fights for his life and survives to see another day. The robber only planned on a successful robbery and had no desire to spend the rest of his life in prison died.

This is an example of how LOA collides with the laws of chaos.  Those without much thought of anything other than the flow of life unintentionally get caught up in the wave of someone else’s drama.  Others have a game plan and have rehearsed their roles time and time again were ready to go to play out this drama.

All you really need to know is the only thing that matters is the here and now.  If you can accept the reality of life, you can ride through life easier and have a better time in controlling your own life through LOA.

If you go through life on auto-pilot or harbour a negative attitude towards life, you will always be in the way of chaos and draw it to you more so than the one in control.  However, even if you do have control, sometime choas will cross you.

Thursday 5, October 2006

Being In The *Now* Versus The Now

Filed under: Motivation,Wealth And Abundance — mytigodess @ 11:05

Almost every “Think and Grow Rich” type of books that tell you to think only about what it is you want and not what you don’t want, like to completely gloss over and not address how to do it.

Face it, you may be competely desperate. You want to have more money in your life, but it is kind of hard to ignore the present reality. How exactly is one to focus on what they want when reminders are screaming at them?

What does one do when they know there are only a few dollars left in their pocket, credit cards are maxed out, the bank account is at a negative balance, none of their friends or family have the money to lend them, their credit is bad, the children are screaming for new clothes and school supplies, the utility company is threatening to cut something off, rent or mortgage is way overdue and your family is threatened with eviction,… and everyone is expecting you to make the next move to make it right now and you have no clue as to what to do?

Or say you have stage 3 level of cancer or some other sort of life threatening illness which requires aggressive treatment and it is making you so sick that it is very hard to focus on anything other than the fact that right now you do not feel very good and feel like your body is dying… how exactly do you focus on what you want, to feel better with a reversal in your condition, as opposed to what you don’t want, to be dying which is screaming in your face?

Books like that appeal to the desperate who need a way out, but they fail to address how is one in really dire straits to focus on what they want when what they don’t want is begging for attention right now.

All of these books recommend you only focus on what you want and stop thinking about what you do not want or else you will get more of what you do not want.

They don’t tell the reader any effective way how to do this when they are surrounded by things that need their attention now and they have no answers, therefore all they are able to focus on is the problems before them now.

The result, a person feels completely hopeless and out of control and then beat themselves up for not getting out of this loop because they are unable to focus on what they want instead of what they do not want.

There are laws of the universe which work to our benefit, but sometimes those laws work against us. The law of gravity is what makes this planet support life, but if you jump off a cliff you will fall down and suffer that consequence no matter how good of a person you are or how positive you think.

For every action, there is an opposite reaction. Sometimes the actions you create are good ones and othertimes they are bad. Both will create either a positive or negative reaction. You are on a planet with other free-willed people who have the capacity to make good or bad actions which can fall on the feet of others.

The universe is made up of choas and sometimes you do not invite it, but others bring it to you. Sometimes you have made a bad choice and you have to reap what you sow. Whether you created your current situation from bad judgements or you are in it because of the actions of others is a moot point when you have reached dire straits. You want help now!!

If you do something harmful to your body, you threaten your lifespan. If your body has cells that stop functioning normally and start to die off, you will soon follow. Sooner or later, your body will die because it will cease to function. Your mental attitude will go a long way to keep you alive, but when your body starts to break down you will follow unless you find a way to reverse the process which will only stall the inevitable. [Do you really want to know what a world would be like if people lived forever?]

Well, then, what does one do to concentrate on what they want instead of what they do not want?

The key is to being in the *now* instead of what is happening now. What is happening now is a result of what already occurred. It is the fallout of past moments creating your current version of reality. That now is something you cannot change because it is your current experience and your chance to learn from what is happening. You must NEVER ignore it because if you ignore it you will never learn from it.

Those events happening in your current reality must be dealt with. You can’t just stick your head in the sand and hope everything will go away. It won’t. And you won’t be able to focus on what you want until you address what is happening now. It is just too much of a distraction.

All of these positive thought books will concede that you should be in a room without the distraction of people, television, music and everything else that will take your attention on your focus, but they do a disservice by not getting rid of the distraction of your current problems.

Let’s say some utility is going to be shut off and you do not have the money to pay the bill. This problem weighs heavy on your mind and your thoughts go back to the fear of dealing with life without that utility and how it will affect you and your family. At the moment, you feel like you are lying to yourself if you try and pretend that you have an abundance of money and all your bills are paid because through this lie to yourself you are magnifying the fact you do not have the money to pay the bill right now.

The solution is to address the problem and deal with it. You can either accept that your utility will be cut off until you can figure out how to pay it and be okay about it OR you can call the utility company and explain your situation and make payment arrangements you can stick by OR if they are unwilling to accept your arrangement you will have to accept that this is how it will be and perhaps ask family, friends or a charity organisation for help and if there is no help for you on this front you must accept that this consequence will come to pass and you must deal with it.

You may even want to address the issue of how you got to that point in the first place. Learn from your mistakes and try not to do that again.

With that issue settled, whether to your liking or not, is settled. You know what will transpire either way and you can brace yourself for what is next. Then you no longer have to focus on that bill nagging you now, but you will have to deal with it at a later time. This leaves you free to focus on the *NOW* connection with god/god within/all that is and give thanks for what you do have while you plan out your future now. With the distraction of what you do not want is addressed then you can focus on what you do want.

What if you are seriously ill and could die? What if you want to live, but the doctors do not give you much hope? There are many cases of those facing the same issue who have made complete recovery while others were not that fortunate. Some were even convinced there was nothing left to be done and they were going to die, so it wasn’t positive thinking that saved them from death while others did think positively and died anyway.

The body is a very complex structure. While a good attitude will help you more than those with a bad attitude, your thinking is not the sole reason why your body works or not. Everything inside must work together in a proper fashion. When one area is out of sorts, it causes other areas to work harder to compensate and sooner or later something spirals out of control causing one to come closer to death.

Medical treatment sometimes is the answer. Sometimes a change in diet and exercise. Sometimes it is just a fluke. And sometimes positive expectations and prayer does work.

In the meantime, what can you do if your now reality is one of sickness and it is hard for you to focus on what you want of not to be sick?

Ask your doctor what you can do that will help your condition.  Read as much information you can about it.  Join a support group with people going through the same thing.  Be as active as you can about what is happening to you now and learn to accept that this is happening now and you can’t do much about your current reality which is coming to pass.  Accept that as fact and then you can clear your mind to focus on your *NOW* center to plan out what it is you do want as the distraction of current reality is gone until it is time for you to deal with it again.

The difference between now and *NOW* is the first is your current reality that has been in the making for some time while the second is that peaceful connection where there is nothing but you and the god-source.  That *NOW* connection is where it all happens and you cannot acheive that connection until you are no longer distracted by your now reality.

Deal with what is going on now.  Accept that things are that way and either you can do something about it or you cannot.  If you can do something about it, do it.  If you cannot do something about it, accept that you will endure the consequences.  When you deal with it and accept what will happen, it frees your mind.  When your mind is free from that hamster wheel, other solutions often show up or the fear you thought would pass turns out to be not as bad.

Fear of the unknown is what keeps our heads spinning.  It is what traps us in that cycle of focusing on what we do not want instead of what we want.  Fear is really silly except when you have an actual emergency and you need the adreneline to react.  Fear tells you that everything is useless and nothing will work and all will be lost so it prevents you from seeing things in a different manner.

Dealing with your current reality is dealing with fear.  Face it and you will find things may be bad, but not something that cannot be dealt with.  It might be uncomfortable and unpleasant, but isn’t it better to get it over with than to sit still and wait for it to overcome you?

If you know a storm is coming when you are planning to taking a trip, would you try to forget about it and go unprepared into the storm while fearing in the back of your mind of how you are not ready for what will happen?  Or would you plan your trip to deal with what could result and make alternative routes?

Getting into that *NOW* zone depends on a clear mind.  You cannot possibly focus on what you want when what you want is front and center.  Get that problem behind you first so you can focus *NOW*.

Monday 2, October 2006

Road To Success

Filed under: Quotation — mytigodess @ 10:13

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

This author is also known for saying, “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get.”

What does any of this have to do with your own journey to success?

If you take that personal inward soul search to define who you are and what you are about, you have taken that very important first step to success. How can one ever be successful if one does not know what it looks like when they get there?

When you know who you are and what you want to acheive in this life, a goal you believe in and it honors you in every way, then nothing should ever stand between you and what you want to accomplish. Only then will you have the right attitude to become a success.

Therein lies the problem with most trying to acheive things in life, a lack of tenacity when trouble comes their way. They have goals that sound like it would be great to accomplish, but when push comes to shove, the goal gets put on the back burner and chalked up as proof of their failures in life making it harder to get back on that particular track.

The ones who only think something is a good idea are a different breed than those who know they cannot live without accomplishing that goal. The last are the ones who hold on long after others quit. They may have tried and failed 100 times while watching their companions give up after the first 3 attempts, but they keep on going until they eventually hit it. When they hit it, they run with it and become extremely successful with it.

This is YOUR life, you make your own course. If you are waiting around for someone to tell you what to do next, you will be easy fodder for the successful looking for worker bees. You will never reach the top and can only be happy to settle for the crumbs that drop your way. Unless you know who you are and what you are about and let nothing stand between you and where you want to be – then you will always be on the bottom hoping in vain to one day be on top.

There’s no crime in settling for what you have, but if this is where you are at then enjoy it. If you merely wish to settle and don’t want to make the effort for something better, be happy and don’t aggrevate yourself by trying for something bigger that you will only end up in tears and frustration while you feel like a failure.

Either you are going to make something more of yourself or you are going to settle for what you have. You can’t have it both ways and if you try you will end up miserable.

Monday 25, September 2006

You Have More Control Than You Think

Filed under: Motivation — mytigodess @ 18:45

“Every action has an equal reaction” is a very well known saying.  Whatever action you put forth results in another action taking place.

We are all on one sea of motion.  What takes place in one part of the world will eventually drift our way in ways we cannot even imagine.

We also live in a world of free will.  Everyone is moving about following their own agendas which may conflict with your own from time to time.   The world is filled with dangerous people out to do harm to some innocent victim and perhaps you are in the same space with that person and he chooses you.

We cannot always control our circumstances.  We work from a very emotional level when we should be thinking with our heads instead of our hearts and sometimes we need to depend on our hearts when our heads are saying something different.

How can one deal with the chaos that is life?  By melding in with it instead of trying to fight it.

Once you realise life has problems, challenges, and things to overcome and that your life will meet with disappointment, heartache, sadness and anger, then you have the key to make life a breeze.  You can finally become the master of your own ship.

When you know that these things are part of life, you don’t spend your waking hours trying to avoid the inevitable, but bracing yourself as you ride the bumpy waters keeping a calm head so you can find the way out.

If you avoid it, it will overcome you and suck you down and you will feel like you are drowning in your problem.

By taking control of your life and expecting the bumps in the road, you no longer fear it, but embrace it.   You can make the rational choices and enjoy the good times better knowing that it is only one of many fleeting moments that will come and go.

Riding into chaos is like being on a surf board.  Catching the waves can be tough.  When the waves come crashing down around you, it might knock you off if you are not careful.  If you brace yourself for impact, you are in for the ride of your life.

Don’t fear the unpleasant parts of life.  Don’t try to avoid it when you see it coming.  Remember it is only a fleeting moment and keeping a calm head will get you out of the mess sooner.

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