Looking back on my life, it has become clear a vast array of things exist that I was never taught to think about. Clearly, there were lessons that needed to be taught I missed out on. As a young man, I lived life with no real consideration for the impact of my actions or thoughts on the big picture. I had no Idea of the value they could provide or the influence that they might have in my own unique existence.
I have often wished that someone would have pulled me aside when I was 15 and told me that everything I did really mattered, for good and bad. I probably wouldn’t have listened anyway, but it would have been good to have the option.
Why It All Matters
Simply put the things that you do in your life make up who you are. You are not
permanently marred by a bad decision in most cases, but until you stop the negative actions, you are going to see a lot of negative results.
Many times growing up and even in my adult life, I found that it was easy to do what was convenient rather than do what I knew was the right thing.
If you believe in the basics of quantum physics that all thoughts react with your cellular makeup to produce a vibration that is positive or negative depending on the thoughts and emotions that you predominantly experience. It is the idea that what you put out into the world you receive back.
I freely admit that in the past I would have thought this was foolish, but my own observations over the past years have led me to believe that this is more important to your happiness and enjoyment of life than virtually any other factor.
The thoughts to choose and Not to choose
When you choose to be kind, friendly, forgiving, loving and grateful, these are the experiences that you manage to get back from others. I have seen this work in my own life. This is an easy one to test out for yourself as well. Approach the day you experience, the people you meet and the situations you experience from a positive perspective and see what you get back.
It never seems to fail, that if I am having a “bad day” then I am entertaining thoughts that are on the negative side, being judgmental, critical, unaccepting or just mean. Once I realize the thoughts are there and I let them go, things will turn around.
The great thing is that anyone can do this and it doesn’t take any more talent than to be able to think in a more positive way.
What about Bad People and Things
There are people in the world who do bad things all the time, you always have a choice to let that person affect you negatively or to forgive them and not allow them to affect your life. A hateful act can’t be negated with more hate. Just like violence only leads to more violence, hate will only lead to more hate. You always have the choice what thoughts you entertain in your life.
The types of thoughts that we entertain and give our attention to will determine the type of life that we experience each day and we each have the conscious ability to decide what those thoughts are going to be. You decide if you choose the negative side of anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, dishonesty, fear, inferiority or ego. Or you can choose positive thoughts of joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth to determine the kind of world you experience.
It is all up to you.