I end my posts always with BE HAPPY. In the end, isn’t that all we really want?
But how do we stay happy with the constant onslaught of negativity that seems to surrounds us everywhere we turn.
I’m going to just talk about little old me, and let you know that I talk to myself daily. I talk to myself in a positive way.
When I hear from everyone around me how bad the economy really is, how you just can’t make money anymore, how jobs are hard to come by, how we have no savings etc etc etc ad nauseum. I simply stop and I change that dialogue internally. I HAVE TO!!!! Do you know why? Because I’m in the same boat as most. My career is non existent at the moment. I’m scraping by with temporary assignments, my savings are a large amount of zeros… etc etc etc.
The worst part for me…I’m away from home a lot. So it’s sadly all to easy to give in to the endless sea of negativity out there…especially when you’re in it knee deep.
But I’m discovering, there is a way out. Of course I’ve read up on it in a million different forms. From Tony Robbins, to The Secret, Louise Hay, Napoleon Hill and the list goes on. The trick to applying it when the going gets tough for you is simple. LIVE IT. TRULY LIVE IT.
I feel that most of the world just thinks now “how bad everything is”. An entire globe focused on the “bad-ness” of it all. That’s not a good thing, agreed?
Let’s look at this example; the U.S.A has roughly 313 million people. If you think about it, that’s over 900 million meals a day. Somebody has to grow that food, somebody has to package it, someone has to manufacture the packages, someone has to drive to the store (or on a bicycle) to go get it. The bicycle wears out eventually, as does the car, so we need to buy an new one, maybe not tomorrow but eventually. And all these wonderful cycles continue and continue. Now that to me, is a lot more positive than the doom and gloom media and governments feed us on a daily basis.
In English we use the expression “there’s always two sides of the coin”. An expression with very deep meanings. In my humble opinion best explained through some of the teaching of certain sects of esoteric Buddhism. The concept of the Kongokai & Taizokai. It teaches the cohesivesness of the universe and that there is an outside view and an inside view. Observed one can come to FEEL and EMBODY that both views are one and the same.
I wanted to share some of these thoughts today in the hope that it helps somebody out there who might be having a difficult time. If I can do it…I’m pretty sure the majority can.
Spend time really appreciating what you have and make time for yourself and do things that make YOU happy. I really love walking for example. So for the past weeks I start my day with a nice walk, bright and early. It sets the tone for the day. when you start your day right, it really carries over into the other things you do for the day.
I’m sorry for my ramble here, but i think that when we do these seemingly little things, life really IS wonderful. A kiss, a smile, a walk, a touch, a compliment , a sunset, a sunrise, a good book, holding hands, etc etc, these are the very fabric of a wonderful existence. I encourage you to comment on this post as I would love to know how you make sesne of it all. This little blog has never tried to sell you anything…I’ve never asked for anything and yet over 750 people check in almost daily. This tells me something. I don’t know what yet exactly, so let me know.
This morning I started the day with a nice walk and a good and positive message through a podcast I stumbled on. And than, I walked right into this:
I’ve been walking the area where I am for 2 weeks, and this was within a half a mile from where I’m stationed. Didn’t see another person there nor any footprints. I wonder how many local people even know about it. I’ve posted before about finding the little natural treasures right in your own backyard. My friend Chris Highcock is a bit fortunate to have THIS in his backyard, but I’m 100% sure that if he didn’t, he would find whatever was in his backyard and take advantage of it.
The wildlife was amazing this morning and the cardinals, rabbits and squirls seemed as happy as I was…or did they share their happiness with me?
What are you doing to stay happy?
I’m already looking forward to kissing my wife, how bout you?