‘Flowers grow out of dark moments’
What would you do?
If you were, right here and now, the person you most wanted to be, what would you be doing? If you were free from all the things that limit you and hold you back, in what direction would you go? There is no need to wait a single moment longer. You can start now to achieve your most treasured dream. Yes, there will be obstacles in your way, but so what? You’ll find your way beyond every difficulty.
The most reliable way of being in the right place at the right time is to prepare yourself for it. Do your homework, lay the groundwork, build a solid foundation, be prepared, and become truly confident. When you’re prepared, great opportunities will come along and the best thing is, you’ll be ready for them!
The journey is the reward
Goals and aspirations are important because of what you become when you get there. Once the goal is reached, it has little value and it’s time to set a new goal. Life is a continuous growth process. If you’re not growing, you’re not living. The journey is life’s reward.
Positive actions will multiply
The positive actions you take do not stop with you. They go on and on, far beyond you, to people and places you will never know about. Somewhere today, someone’s life has just been made better because of a positive action you have taken in the past. In some way today, the world is becoming a better place because of something you did, weeks, months or even years ago.
There is enormous power in peace
Peace comes easily and naturally when you stop fighting against what is. Accept the reality of this moment, let go of the need to need, and experience the peace that is already here. Peace is what you find when you let go of everything else. Peace requires no real effort other than the realization that you already have it.
Look for at least one positive aspect
Every time you encounter someone new, make it a point to find at least one thing positive about them. Each time you hear a news item, find at least one thing positive about it. Living positively means actively seeking out the positive elements in everything you encounter.
Shine your inner light
You have the ability to bring light to a darkened world, changing the world each time you share that light with others, lighting one heart, one candle at a time.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself
Experience unconditional love by giving it to yourself. Do this by actively, thoughtfully, accepting yourself, imperfections and all. And loving yourself deeply, will make you emotionally more generous. When your cup of love runs over, it is easier to give it away. At that moment your most beautiful gift, is the gift of yourself.
You are in control of your attitude
When life hands you a negative experience, respond with a positive action. Instead of letting the difficult circumstances pull you down, choose to let them inspire you. You are in control of your attitude, your thoughts and your actions. So choose to be positive, forward-looking, creative and effective no matter what may come your way.
Love is all
Life is very simple. Love is all that matters. Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters.
Just go with it
‘Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.’
Be a better you
The quickest and most effective way to live in a better world is to be a better you. What you think about life determines the way you live it. And you get to decide what you think. See a world filled with goodness, with positive possibilities, with joy, love and fulfillment. See that world, and live to make it so.
Expectations create your reality
Have you ever noticed that whatever you were expecting, is what actually happened. Do expectations create your reality? They do! So make it a practice to expect the best.
Life is really simple
But we insist on making it complicated. The mind loves to think. So it thinks and thinks about things. Making them more and more complex than they ever really were. Don’t get lost in details and unimportant things. Realize what is most important in your life and spend more time and energy on that. Stop thinking so much and instead take action to gain a better understanding of life and of yourself.
No matter where you go, there you are
It’s easy to get lost in the past or future. But you aren’t there now. You are right here right now. Most of the moments you spend thinking and feeling about the past or future is a distraction from what is here in front of you. Focus on what is in front of you and around you right now. Then be where you are.
You are not what happened to you
No matter how chaotic the past has been, the future is a clean, fresh, wide open slate. You are not your past habits. You are not your past failures. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only who you think you are right now in this moment. You are only what you do right now in this moment.
Shoot for the stars
Shoot for something. If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot…
Breathe life into your dreams
Kids dream, teenagers dream, adults dream. Everybody dreams, but sadly not everyone achieves their dream. Value your dreams, treat them with respect and above all act on them. Ignore the dream crushers, even those with good intent. Remember that dreams are fulfilled only through action and not planning to take action. Follow your dreams and they will come through for you.
What you do makes a difference
You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. Do something that’s greater than you. Something that helps someone else to be happy or to suffer less. You are only one, but you are one. You cannot do everything, but you can do something.
You are making progress
Even if you can’t see it now. You may not be where you want to be yet, but if you think about it, you’re no longer where you once were either. You have good reason to believe that you can trust yourself going forward. You’re undoubtedly getting closer to where you want to be.
Life is worth it
Life is not always easy, but it’s worth it. Achieving anything worthwhile in life takes effort. Make sure you properly align your efforts with your goals. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.
Give out only positive vibes
Have you ever been around someone that gives off a negative vibe? Being around someone who is negative can make you feel negative as well. Your demeanor, attitude and mood affects not only yourself, but others around you. Give out only positive vibes. Smile. Celebrate others. Say positive words.
You can only succeed
You can only succeed, you cannot fail. Failure is impossible. It is an illusion. Nothing is a failure. Nothing. Everything moves your process forward. Everything advances you on your journey.
Do the work to make it happen
In your imagination right now is a certain thing, or condition, or experience you wish to create. Give that objective a name, fill in all the details of how it will look, then do the work to make it happen.
Develop an endless curiosity
Brilliant people have one distinguishing characteristic. They have an immense curiosity. Curiosity gives you a fresh perspective. It gives you fresh ideas. It makes things fun!
Ask for what you want
To get what you want or need you have to be willing to ask for it. You need to engage with others to request something specific – help, support, an answer, an action, an item. Sounds simple, but reality is that few people ask for what they really want. Being able to ask for what you want is a crucial life skill. You have to know what you want, you have to be comfortable articulating what you want and you have to have the communication skills necessary to do so.
Get your mind out of the way
You have control over your thoughts, and that you are responsible for your own happiness and well-being. So next time your mind goes on overdrive, go back to basics and get in tune with your body. This will create a good feeling from the inside out that will help you deal with the stress from outside.
Do today’s work well
‘You cannot act where you are not; you cannot act where you have been, and you cannot act where you are going to be. You can act only where you are’ [from 'The Science of Getting Rich' by Wallace D. Wattles]
The more you help others, the more you prosper and grow. And then in your world, everybody wins!
What you give out you get back
In your life, what are you giving? Are you giving out kindness, patience and generosity? Or are you giving out frustration and negativity? It is time to check your behavior, because what you’re giving out is what you’re getting back. If you give out kindness, you get kindness back. Same with generosity, compassion and thoughtfulness. It is karma.
What you believe becomes true
‘The mind is everything. What you think, you become’ ~Buddha
The first universal truth: YOU are the creator of your reality. You create it with your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become. Everything in your reality, positive and negative, is created by manifesting your thoughts. You are what you think and what you’re currently thinking the most, is what you will become.
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