Mother Teresa once said: “I will never attend an anti–war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me.”
That saying has made a lot of difference in my life, and I have practiced never to work against anything only for, because we make the things we don’t want grow and expand when we struggle against them, but when we imagine and think about what we want we make those things grow instead!
Just think about it; when you have a problem and you think a lot about it, it just gets worse and worse and becomes an obstacle you can’t get past. It fills your mind completely and you find yourself unable to think of anything else. I you add to it by beginning to struggle against it you can be sure it will soon get out of hand.
There is a lot of sayings going around about all this and many times we just think those sayings are silly, but they do make a lot of sense when you think about it! “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet here; all we have is now” and things like that. They might sound corny if you don’t really think about what they mean but when you do; they are profound and can change your life for the better.
Focusing on what you want, what is good and what really works in your life is the best way to get things moving in a positive direction. When you start focusing on the good things in your life you will find more and more good things. It actually works like dominoes and after a while it becomes second nature to keep a look out for good things and it also makes it a lot easier to get into what athletes call “the zone”. When you become used to finding what is good, everything will begin to flow easier and easier and being in the zone will be your natural state.
Those who focus on what has happened in the past instead of focusing on the present can feel really stuck, since there of course is no way to change what has already happened. All you can do about the past is to change the way you think about it, forgive yourself and others and let it go. By changing your thoughts about what happened I mean that there is always different ways to see things. What might at the time have seemed deeply unfair or hurtful can in hindsight be something that taught you a valuable lesson that you would not want to be without.
It’s as they say: “everything happens for a reason”. You might not understand the reason until far later, but it will be there, and you will find it.
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