Hope all is well. I am always thinking of positive quotes as I go through my day. It helps to keep me focused and grounded amidst the negativity that we are constantly bombarded with. We all go through it. We wake up saying to ourselves that we are going to be positive all day. Nothing will get us down.
The problem with this is that we have to interact with other people throughout the day and their negativity tends to rub off on us. You may start off the day great but when Martha or Johnny starts talking about their horrible weekend you remember what went wrong with your weekend and you engage in a "pity Party."
It is important to surround yourself with positive people and positive situations as much as possible. This is not always possible so I like to arm myself with quotes that I know I can say to myself that will put me back on the right track. By remembering these quotes I can easily stay positive despite what is happening around me.
Focus on what you want, rather than what you don't want.
The reason many of us don't get what we want out of life is because focus we on what we don't want in life. A lot of us say, "I don't want to be broke." "I don't want to be sick." "I don't want to be in this horrible relationship anymore." These words and thoughts have very strong negative emotions attached to them.
The Universe gives you what you thinking about and feeling about the most. It may seem like you're are doing the right thing by saying that you don't want something, but the Universe will simply give you more of what you don't want because that is where your focus is. If you focus on the mounting bills, the poor health, or unhealthy relationship, this is what you will get more of.
Start to focus on what you do want. Change your words and thoughts to "I want to live abundantly." I want to live a healthy lifestyle." I want to be in a loving relationship with a partner who accepts me for who I am." Put all your energy and emotions into this way of thinking. You will begin to see how the Universe will begin to place situations in front of you that will be alignment with what you are wanting.
The Power Of Attitude.
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thought, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst...A spark that creates extraordinary results."
I always try to keep a positive attitude. When you have a positive attitude, positive things happen to you. We are all going have trials and setbacks. That's just life. The true measure of our character is how we react to what happens to us. When negativity arises in your life squash it immediately. How do you that? Go back to the first quote and focus on what you want.
People will notice something different about you when you take a positive attitude. They will notice that you dictate what you want out of life instead of just letting life beat you down. People will want to be around you. They will feel comfortable around you. You will still get those people that will try to bring you down, but if you stay positive and true to yourself and your goals, amazing things will happen. Be ready to ride the wave of positive momentum.
"We must become the change we want to see in the world." Gandhi
This quote is very important to the times in which we are living. Gandhi advises us to change ourselves before we try to change the world. Gandhi understood that we create our reality through our thoughts. Whatever is happening on the inside is what will be projected in the physical world.
We have so many wars going on right now. The war against drugs. The war against crime. The war against terrorism. All of these wars are being lost because the focus is on war. War begets more war. It is well know that Mother Theresa refused to go to any anti- war rallies. "Show me a peace rally and I'll be the first one there." Mother Theresa knew that the "more you resist something, the more it persist."
We must change our thought to that of peace, love, and compassion. That is the only way to bring about peace in the world. There has to be a collective rise of positive consciousness. Start by being courteous to your neighbors, coworkers, and people that you meet in the street. I always get a kick out of the reactions of some people when I say hi or give them a compliment. They sometimes don't know how to react to niceness. It's almost like they are surprised.
So those are the three quotes that I try to live by everyday. As a bonus I'll give you one that I recently added to my daily reminder.
"Thank you for the gift of abundance!"
I say this to myself constantly. I say it if I find a penny on the ground. It is only a penny, but it a reminder to be thankful for what I already have and what is on the way. I say this not only for money but for all aspects of my life. Abundance can come financially, through good health, positive relationships, ideas, love, compassion, thoughtfulness, creativity, confidence, etc...It's easy to see how much abundance is really around us which takes us back to the first quote. Be thankful and focus on the abundance that you already have and the Universe will give you more to be thankful for.
Thanks for listening, and ALWAYS FEEL GOOD!
TABACARIA – Fernando Pessoa (Alvaro de Campos)
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