Thursday, August 18, 2016

Transforming Negative Thoughts into Powerful Lessons.

Reality as we know it, is the knowledge we accumulate through our senses, mentally or physically. Everything we experience daily, and moment to moment is recorded and stored in our minds for future reference. 
 
All that we see, hear, feel, etc., has been created from the data we've gathered together from the moment we were born. 

We perceive the world around us through the images produced in our minds, and do things in a specific order based upon what we believe to be most beneficial to us. 
 
Everything we do in life has a strategy and a plan behind it. We don't often think in these terms, therefore, we don't usually realize it. 
 
We receive messages from our surroundings, interpret them through our "filters", (belief system, morals,values) and react according to the composition of our very particular DNA. 
 
We react according to who we are. 
 
We all know people, regardless of what happens around them, that take charge and handle things in a calm, peaceful way. On the other hand, we also know (maybe even ourselves?) those who are quick to anger, blame others for everything and generally tend to see things as if it's the "end of the world."
 
It's a personal matter...  
 
We wake up in the morning and do what we do because it's natural and familiar to us; it's our survival instinct. We seek to feel pleasure but oftentimes, the result is the exact opposite. 
 
Why is that? 
 
Our thoughts, as well as what we say and do, is a precise reflection of how we perceive and believe to be the truth about ourselves, and the world around us.
 
Our internal world is exhibited through how we live our lives; it's where we spend most of our day, either up or down. 
 
Those who tend to be more on the positive side of the scale, in most part, live a happy and enjoyable life. They have learned and accepted that when things go haywire, the right thing to do is not to lose it! Instead, they catch their breath, assess the situation, recalculate their route, and search for a favorable solution for whatever they are up against. 
 
Yes! Yes!! I can hear the echoing voices saying: "Easy for you to say..."
 
But what is the alternative? Taking everything personally as if "the whole world IS against me?"
 
We end up feeling powerless to do anything, completely unproductive, we feel useless, unloved, unappreciated, resentful... and the list goes on.  
 
Is that the best way to live life? How does it benefit us to think and feel like a victim? What's the price we pay? How does feeling down affect us and those around us? Does it contribute to the quality of our lives? Does it have a more damaging or a building effect? 
 
Only we can answer these questions! 
 
It would help if we realize and accept that experiences and people don't come to us, we go to them! 
 
Sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves would not bring us forward in anyway. On the contrary, it would keep us stuck indefinitely. 
That is, until we CHOOSE to think, Say, and Do things differently. 
 
Can you answer honestly, where do you spend most of your day? Do you experience more pleasure or more pain? 
 
Then ask yourself, what do I need to do in order to feel more secure, happy, loved and in harmony?
 
You are not here to suffer! 
It is Time to wake up and take responsibility!

Much love 
Estee 💟