365 rules to live by 10/30/15
Everyday for the next year I will be posting a new Inspirational Rule to consider living by. I hope you enjoy.
Rule #16 10/30/15
Do not be guided by negativity.
Negative thought patterns can ruin your life and drain you of any and all hope and faith you once had. We all have voices inside our heads commenting on our moment-to-moment experiences. Rather than empathize with our suffering or the suffering of someone else, we are quick to criticize, and judge. A negative mind will cloud our decision making and not allow for us to see the good in any experience or person. It is a subtle process, we do not just wake up and become a negative person. It starts with one or two misfortunes or bad experiences we were unable to see the lesson in, then it creeps to more and more of our focus becomes shifted in only seeing the misery and the sadness. We see less and less of any good happening. The more we concentrate on all that is going wrong the greater the suffering becomes.
Seeing the good in life, no matter what happens is practice, it is a habit that needs to be exercised daily. We choose our thoughts and our actions, none of this is outside of ourselves and when we take responsibility for our life and all that is in it - we take back power to change what we can and grow from every experience. Choose to be guided by love and not fear. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Ask yourself this:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to refocus your attention and discipline your thoughts to see only the opportunities and how to grow from each lesson.
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.