The mind is a search engine.
Our memories are the data bank that is being searched.
The words we input, return the memories associated with them. When you type in: depressed, lonely, unhappy, etc., all those memories are retrieved and this is what you experience.
From today, choose what memories you want to recall. Then input those words in your ‘Search Engine’. Try words like “happy, peaceful, powerful, etc”.
See the result for yourself.
“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin
Our moods are caused by things around us like the behaviour – of other people, by situations – mostly not under our control, by our expectations – at times unrealistic, and also by external influences – the media and other biased opinions. The fast pace of life often means we have no time to appreciate the beauty among us. In all this running around, we forget to stop and look around. To see and appreciate all that is beautiful, nice, right and beneficial happening around us.
Can we not accept that we cannot control anyone or anything ? That the only thing under our control is ourselves. That the correct thing to do is to be realistic
. That the ancient indian principles of spirituality will always hold good.
Accept the fact that
– everything that is, will happen, whatever we do to alter or change it.
– every person we meet is for a specific purpose and reason, there is no accident or chance.
– events will occur only when the time is right, neither earlier nor later.
– whatever has happened is past, let it go and move on.
Since there are events we cannot change, look for the benefit they have for us. When we get involved with fears about the future, we miss the chances that the present offers us.
“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” ~Marilu Henner
“Everything that’s really worthwhile in life comes to us free – our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our intelligence, our love of family and friends and country. All of these priceless possessions are free.”
Think about it. You can lose all of your money and start over. If your house burns down, you can rebuild it. But things that cost you nothing, you can never replace.
One of the most important keys to self-motivation is to clearly identify your core values in life. You must decide what matters most. Why the need to identify your values? Many people think, “I know what’s important; I don’t need a list to remind me.” What they don’t fully understand, however, is that those core values will often serve as critical guides for making important decisions. When they’re in doubt, your core values will cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.
We all know there are many distractions along the road of life that will try to pull us away from our values. Sometimes we are forced to make difficult choices. But a good rule of thumb is that when you have to sacrifice material possessions for one of those “free things” that life has given you…you’ve made the right choice.
The idea is simple, but so many times a simple idea can resonate with your soul, and you think….”That’s it. I’ve never thought about it quite that way!”
Engage the brain and heart. And … focus on the priceless “free things” you’ve been given.
Bring joy into your life.