As I sat on a bench outside observing people walking by, the way people dressed and walked, their frowns and grins, I started to analyze and read each one of them. I wondered what they were thinking and whether their mindset about their own identity created their life circumstances. Whatever they chose, they ended up with. Though of course, life is unfair, life does not give each one of us fair dealings when we are first born and even the way we grow up. However, we are each given choice, a choice to be someone different. At any point in our lives, we can choose to buy a ticket to Europe and backpack for a year. At any point in our lives, we can choose to start a business or settle down with a partner. At any point in our lives we can choose to continue living a irresponsible lifestyle (whatever that means to you). At any point, at a few clicks of a button we can create a blog and write about our lives, perhaps creating a community for others like you. At any point, in all points of our lives, we make small and big decisions which determine and steer the directions of our lives.
This week, I started a fiscal fast which required me to not spend any money, besides for groceries and gas. However, I have also committed myself to walking more instead of driving. This is the bridge I live near in Pasadena. As I go on my daily walks, I am amazed by the revelations that hit my brainwaves. These cars represent the many lives and minds that refuse to stop and listen to the small voice that speaks to us each day. Whether you call it intuition, spirit or God, or even yourself sometimes….the voice allows us to find peace and to decipher what we are feeling each moment of our lives.
We rush and find ourself important in being busy. We push aside people who truly care about us for the act of feeling important, yet never stopping to listen to our hearts which is often tired, confused, angry, bitter, sad.
What are you feeling today?
Ask yourself this and ask yourself why, then let the positive energy which speaks goodness over you soak into your whole being.
Throw off any negative hindrances right now.
“Now, let us go back to the starting point, and become informed as to how the original seed of an idea, plan, or purpose may be planted in the mind. The information is easily conveyed: any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mindthrough repetition of thought. This is why you are asked to write out a statement of your major purpose, or Definite Chief Aim, commit it to memory, and repeat it, in audible words, day after day, until these vibrations of sound have reached your subconscious mind.
We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.
Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to build your own life to ORDER. Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities, you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence. This handicap can be surmounted, and timidity translated into courage, through the aid of the principle of autosuggestion. The application of this principle may be made through a simple arrangement of positive thought impulses stated in writing, memorized, and repeated, until they become a part of the working equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind.”- Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich).