What Are You Looking At?
Awww Summer. I enjoy the heat, the sunshine, the smell of fresh cut grass, soaking in the pool, the smell of bar-b-ques. The list is long as I’m sure your list for your favorite season is as well.
What are some of your favorite things? Have you enjoyed them lately? You should. It will help you navigate difficult times.
One of my clients now understands this concept at a much deeper level. She commented that when she takes care of herself and fills up her cup, so to speak, she is able to love more and that love has made all the difference in her relationships.
When you have negative voices in your head, it is really easy to let them spill over onto others. When you’re focused on the blessings you have, you let that splash over as well. It’s all about the choice you are making about where to point your attention.
It’s easy to get caught up in the current media climate of fear and violence. It’s everywhere. Guess what? So is joy and happiness. So is abundance and love. You will always find what you’re looking for. Sometimes you have to move a few things out of your way; because, what you want is there waiting for you.
I opened the door to my refrigerator this morning and said this has got to change. It was so full of left overs it took some moving around of things I didn’t want to find what I wanted. That’s true of life as well.
You might have to dig to find the gold. Only in fairy tales is it sitting on top of the ground.
What do you need to move in your life? What are you choosing to focus on?
My husband saw a post on Facebook yesterday in which a person said they couldn’t think of a way to make a change without violence. I thought of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Jesus Christ and many more.
There are examples of a better way than we are currently seeing in mainstream media. The problem is it might take some digging to find it. The tricky part is it might take moving things out of the way so you can enjoy something better.
There is always a way to find what you’re looking for. Human nature is to find the bad and the scary. Our brains are tasked with keeping us alive so they point out the big ugly hairy monsters.
You, my friend, are better than that. You are an upgrade to this world. You know how to make things better. You have an idea you know would improve the lives of so many. You have just let your little voice talk you out of the business of creating it and getting it to the world.
It’s time to Tame the Bully Between Your Ears and go make your dreams and those of others come true. Will it be hard? Yes. Will it be challenging? Yes. Will it be worth it? YES!!!!!!!!
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
I invite you to start today. Look for all the good around you and bask in it. Then go share it with someone else.
We’ll all be glad you did.