How Changing The Way You Think Will Transform Your Life
Life to me is like a book and we all read it. Happiness is a true blessing and we all need it. Happiness comes from escaping your denial by learning to smile because we are all here for just a while. Life is never about fitting in, it’s about being yourself. The past can reflect who you are today but may not reflect who you are going to become in the future because that's down to you and what you do today. It’s not always about how hard you try but about how long you try so take your foot off the gas and slow everything down.
If you spend your time around wise people, you will become wise. If you spend your time around people who are rich, you will become rich. If you spend your time around people who are stupid, you will act stupid. Happiness is never stopping to think you are. If you take a look deep inside your soul, you will simply find what you need to fill the big black hole. True lasting happiness is a shared state cultivated deep in the subconscious. It cannot be isolated, taken from another or bought in a store. Many people falsely believe critisizing or projecting blame on others elevates them in their head. Connecting with your heart in meditation will give you a different truth. The only reason to look down on someone is to help them up. As Gandhi once said “an eye for an eye and we are all blind”.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is all about changing the way you think in order to pursue happiness. By recognising material wealth is not the key to reaching your goals you will focus your attention elsewhere. Only true personal happiness poor, will help set you free from tradition, the human condition because when we are financially poor in this society, we have no choice but to look deeper for the meaning to life. We only know what we know, until we know something else, so if we begin to change the way we look at our life, our life will change. We have to do the work, no instant fix, payday loan, Chanel bag or cream cake will make you happy long term. Aspiration is manmade marketing to make us spend, the more you have, the more you want, and it’s a treadmill.
Once we know something else, we have choices and choices give us options. Ask yourself this question. Would you be happy if you got a call to say you had won the lottery? Now ask yourself this question, would you still be happy if they rang back and said they had made a mistake and you had not won the lottery? If you believe that money and shopping will bring you instant happiness, you have got it wrong, trust me I know. Of course money is a necessity in this world we live in but it is not the main ingredient to your happiness. We all deserve to be happy and that comes from giving more than we take.
We have to always learn from our mistakes in the past to help us do better in the present, to succeed in the future. The biggest mistake we all make is lying to ourselves about who we are, what we want and most importantly what we've done to get to here. It is so easy for us to convince ourselves when we are thinking about making personal changes the dark side of ourselves deep in our subconscious has no intention of supporting, like going on a diet because we're fat and our health is at risk, to leave it until tomorrow. Remember tomorrow never comes, so with this type of thinking we will always be fat.
Its time to take back control of your life before its too late and start to get real about what you really desire. You will always think you are happy if you constantly live in the moment, taking the instant fix but you have to remember whilst ever you are stuck in comfort, you are not moving forward towards the life the real you wants.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin
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