(Health Secret How you live your life is all about perspective! Some people see the glass as half full, some see it as half empty, and some don’t see it at all.
You do! You create and interpret everything in your reality simply by providing meaning to what you witness and experience. Do you find as you go through the day you look for evidence that everything always goes wrong? Murphy’s Law is your best friend? You got a bad deal? If it weren’t for bad luck you wouldn’t have any luck at all? Or, do you look for and only see the best in everyone, everything, and every situation?
Each day brings an opportunity for you to experience and see blessings before you. Rest assured, you will see what you intend to see each and every day. Set an intention each morning that you want to see love, laughter, enjoyment, beauty, peace, and the best in everyone, everything, and every situation. Guess what! Your days, body, and mindset shift to where you begin to see those things you have chosen to see. You begin to align with your intention and enjoy a new perspective that you discover with excitement and eagerness.
Have you chosen to view your world through rose colored glasses? If so, you are probably thrilled with how you see that world. There is beauty in setting an intention and deciding to view things through a new filter. Nothing you are looking at really changes, you just change the way you are seeing it. Remember the half full, half empty glass?
When your inner compass changes, the way you choose to interpret events changes right along with it. Everything in your outer reality is a direct reflection of your inner reality. That’s the magic in this approach – you have the power to see things differently, and all you have to do is decide to use that power. You don’t need to rely on anyone, anything, or any situation to be a certain way for you to feel good about yourself and your world – that power resides within you once you decide you want it.
You have the power to see your world through your own eyes, through your own filter, with your own interpretations applied. You can compliment at least one person everyday if you decide to! You can be a people builder and give the gift of encouragement. You can anticipate the best and expect the best if you have made the decision to do so. You can decide to take charge of your thoughts and actions. Remember, you never get any more than what you decide you want! Live in love, see love, feel love, experience love, and freely give love — and love will be returned to you. If you give a smile to every single living creature you meet today, guaranteed one will give you that and so much more back.
Go through your day with a cheerful expression and spend a minute or two smiling at yourself when you pass a mirror or window.
The best and last thing today (other than you determine your own state of mind) is the importance of basking in the happiness of a compliment. Learn to accept a compliment with grace and gratitude. It’s a gift freely given by someone who sees you clearly, who thinks enough about you to share their heartfelt thoughts. It’s your job to accept a compliment as you would any precious gift. Value yourself enough to say thank you, smile, and know you deserve it. Hold on to a compliment as if it were the one thing you had always hoped you would be given. Feel it and bask in it for at least 2 minutes. Internalize it, enjoy it and treasure it.
On average, we hold on to a compliment for less than 20 seconds, and many of us blow it off instantaneously. Most of us refuse to acknowledge that it has even been shared. Most of us don’t believe it when someone pays us a compliment.
Conversely, and interestingly enough, do you know how long we hold on to the mistakes or errors we make and criticisms directed to us? Yep, you guessed it! We dwell on it for weeks and sometimes months or years — we spend so much time thinking about it we integrate it into our mindset. Yet, beautiful recognition of something about us that radiates success we barely acknowledge. How about getting a little more balance in our lives!
Let’s reverse the cycle of spending more time beating ourselves up and less time feeling good about our magnificence. Let’s spend minutes, hours, and even days feeling good about a compliment and no more than a flashing second feeling bad, guilty, or blamed for mistakes! Let’s turn a mistake into a minute or two of learning and move on down the road. Let’s look for and only see the best in everyone, everything, and every situation including ourselves.
Let’s know we are enough just as we are, and be confident enough in who we are to know that our mistakes do not define us. Let’s celebrate the precious treasure of compliments on a regular basis. Set your intention to see only the beauty, glory, and majestic nature of your life and those perfect beings blessed to be a part of it. Think “I am living my dreams, I love life, I take nothing for granted, I see the positive in everything, I live a life of gratitude, and I have no regrets. Welcome to my world.”
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