“Life only sucks if you do.”
I know, that is a strong statement. But you see, here’s the hard truth – life isn’t how we see it; how we see life is how WE ARE.
If you’re having a stressful day, you are actually bringing stress to the day.
If people are mean, you are bringing the judgment of mean to everyone you see.
If you can’t seem to get a break, it’s because you are choosing to see failure as permanent instead of a sign showing you where to go.
If life isn’t fair, then the rules you have made up about life are holding you back.
The Truth is that The Uni-verse wants us to be happy. The Uni-verse is an abundant place, but it is also literal.
What we think into The Uni-verse will be reflected back to us. If we think judgment, we bring and initiate the judgment. If we think Love, we will bring Love and see Love.
This isn’t to suggest some Pollyanna point of view of always being fakely optimistic, no. I’m saying this to help bring awareness to how powerful our interpretations are in determining the quality of our life.
We get from life what we bring to it. Plain and simple.
This doesn’t mean things will always go our way; this doesn’t mean that tragedy won’t strike; this doesn’t mean that life won’t be challenging.
But, what this does mean is that we have the power to apply an empowering meaning to what happens and we can choose to learn and grow. Anyone who is successful has overcome challenges, personally, professionally and spiritually.
Our aim should be to train our minds to be strong like strong muscles, so that we can apply an empowering meaning to tough times. As we walk The Path we must become the person it takes to manifest our dreams, otherwise we are simply wishing, hoping and dreaming. We must act.
Going to the gym with weak muscles and just positive thinking your way through to being able to curl 100lbs won’t do it. We have to work. And we have to be willing to go through the pain, but instead of being held captive by the pain of growth, love it and be grateful for it.
We have two choices: the pain of staying the same, or the pain of growth. If we stay the same, we will have subtle pain our whole lives until we die wondering “what if?” Or we can choose the pain of growth, which can be intense, but it is temporary. On the other side is the goal, result and life we desire.
So, what empowering meaning can you give to the challenges of your life?