Although there will always be things in life that are outside of our control, our power lies with our ability to control our reaction to those things and maintain control over our inner world.
I believe that things in my life are always happening FOR me (rather than TO me). I try to see every experience as a blessing or a lesson to enable me to expand and grow. I have found that this proactive conscious choice serves me much better than reacting to the outside world, wallowing in self-pity or marinating in negativity.
I believe that happiness is a choice. We can choose to focus on the positive aspects in life rather than the negative ones. There is so much to be grateful for in life! And when we choose to put our attention on all of the wonderful things for which we are grateful, we are fueling our core energy, which in turn fuels our thoughts, actions and feelings.
Many studies have confirmed that what we look for is what we see; meaning that if we go into an experience assuming that it will be negative, then we will find ourselves focusing primarily on negative aspects. But the good news is that the opposite is true too! Therefore, if we make the conscious choice to look for positive aspects in life, then that is primarily what we will see.
My philosophy is, given the choice between positive and negative, why would I ever choose anything but positive?!?!
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