Disappointment hurts, yet with enough time you can get over it, and get back to a more positive frame of mind. But do you really need all that time to make a recovery?
Interruptions and distractions shatter your focus, and yet you can eventually regain that focus. What if you could shorten eventually to immediately?
It’s a fact of life that you’re going to be disappointed, interrupted, frustrated, and nudged into negativity. Fortunately, you never have to stay there long.
You cannot reasonably expect to never get knocked down. Yet you can always choose to make a quick recovery.
Decide that you won’t give the negative things time to establish momentum. The moment you know you’ve gotten off track, give power to the intention of re-establishing your positive focus.
Instead of getting upset over what went wrong, use all your energy to get quickly back to what you were doing. Make it your intention, and you’ll find yourself making it happen.
Seek change, embrace change, encourage change. At the same time be wary of change, careful about how you make it.
Change exists at the heart of life, forming the very definition of life. Yet there is more to life than mere change.
Life has meaning, beauty, worth because it can transcend change. There is an essential, treasured part of you that is the same as it ever was, and will always be.
Life changes and at the same time, endures. As such, in that glorious contradiction, there is nothing else like it.
Seize opportunities to change, to grow, improve, move forward. At the same time, refuse to compromise those fundamental, enabling values on which your life is built.
Change, but not just for the sake of change. Change in order to better express the meaning, the purpose, the essence that is always you.
If a thought is not serving you well, release it. Give yourself permission to let it go.
Is there a thought that has you stuck in fear and worry, that’s keeping you awake, blocking you from positive action? You no longer have to hold on to it.
You can stop fighting the thought. You can stop providing it a place to exist, stop giving it a reason to be.
You have the power right now to let that thought dissolve into nothing. Choose to clear it from your head, from your life, never welcome to return.
Breathe in the fresh air of a fresh beginning. Feel the power of peace as it expands into your entire awareness.
Now you are free to think higher thoughts with a clear mind, with positive purpose. Now you are free to live your best life.
The way to truly feel good is to do what truly is good. Giving feels so good because it is so good for everyone involved.
Good things we associate with modern life came into being because people found a way to make a positive difference in the lives of other people. To the extent we give, we thrive.
Give, not because it is an obligation, or because you’ve been guilted or shamed into doing so. Give because it is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.
Giving expands your influence and your significance. And it does so in a way that is beneficial for you as well as for those people your giving touches.
Give, and there is no doubt that you matter, that your life has meaning, purpose. Indulge yourself again and again in the great feeling of making a positive impact in your world.
Let generosity infuse your every action, thought, choice, encounter. And relish the experience of a life that increasingly improves because of what you give.
Where is the joy in your life? It is wherever and whenever you choose to accept it and to live it.
You cannot get joy by taking it away from others, for it disappears as soon as you try to possess it. Nor can you experience joy by burdening it with all sorts of conditions and limitations.
The joy you seek is closer than you think. How many times have you looked right past it, straining to see it in the distance when it is already upon you?
Joy is not found by arriving at its locale. Joy is experienced by allowing it into the moments you live.
If you fear losing joy you will never really know it. Let go of the need to hold it, of the need to contain it, and you’ll truly experience the immensity of joy.
Think not of where joy begins and where it can end, for all that will do is keep it away. The joy of life is yours to know, so simply let it be.
Push forward, then push forward more. Persist in your effort for another minute, then another hour, then another day.
The best choice is not the easiest choice. The best way forward is not the most comfortable way forward.
Yet you can do it, and you can continue to do it. As difficult, inconvenient, tiresome as it may become, you can take the next step, and the next.
What’s quick and easy has already been done, has already lost its value. You have the fortitude to go far beyond that, to create great new achievement and fulfillment.
The moments come, the hours arrive, the days flow into your life filled with new challenge. Persist, and transform the challenges into value, experience, strength and richness.
You’ve already experienced your own persistence, and now is your chance to add to it. Keep going, because you can, and because of all the good things you will bring into being.
What makes something special is that you must forgo other things in order to have it. If there is no missing out on something else, there is no special.
You cannot have it all, and even if you could, it would be meaningless. Because having it all would make it impossible for anything to be special.
What you can do is focus your time, attention, love, resources in a specific direction. What you can do is give your life to what you truly care about.
There are always people, possessions, experiences you’re missing. Yet you never have to miss out on the richness of life.
Just because something is exotic, or looks impressive when you post it online, does not make it special. What makes anything special is committing your care, your focus, your effort to it.
You can make right now special, right now, where you are, with what you have. Life is yours and at any time, in any circumstance, you can fill it with meaning, substance, beauty and love.