Five things

August 28th, 2017

There has never been so much to think about and there has never been so many avenues of information instantly available to us. What is very important one minute is easily cast aside for something more important that just showed up in a text, email or newsfeed. What can we do about it?

No one can concentrate on so many things and stay sane but everyone can concentrate on just five things:

1) LOVE -This is it, the golden choice. Focus on love as often as you can all day every day. Ask yourself – “If I were filled with love right now what would I do? What choice would I make?”

2) CLARITY – If you can’t see things clearly, your success in any area will be limited. Ask yourself -“Am I blinded by my emotions or beliefs? Is this how I feel or is it how I was taught to feel?

3) STRENGTH -Never underestimate how much your physical strength influences your mental strength. Ask yourself – “What would feeling stronger do to my self confidence? What can I do every day to get stronger?”

4) WELLNESS – No one feels fine every single day of their lives. Ask yourself – “Are my thoughts, lifestyle and habits a positive or negative? How can I improve on all three?”

5) GRATITUDE – Whining and complaining and grumbling eclipse all the good in our lives. Ask yourself – ” What’s great about my life right now? What is actually working well for me?”

The blaring headlines will try to get you to seek more information on the horrors du jour and the screens will beckon for your undivided, mindless attention and the algorithms will make sure you see more and more funny memes and cute pics but you have the POWER TO CHOOSE. Choose to focus on these five words. They can take you to a world where you are focused, alive and happy. And you know what? You deserve that!

Sundrops On Life -Better Thoughts. Better Days.

 Patrick McBride

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August 7th, 2017

How would you feel if I told you that you are amazing? How about if I followed up with you are also beautiful/handsome, perceptive, intelligent, magnificent, strong, funny, loving, wise and incredibly clever?

Maybe you would agree with some but most would be denied and that denial would sweep the agreed upon ones into the “soon forgotten” pile too.

Our problem is not a lack of education, status, money, luck or any other possession or accomplishment. Our problem is that we don’t really know our true nature. Our parents, peers, teachers and leaders were too insecure to tell us of our greatness. How would they control us if we were told we were greater than they perceived themselves to be?

We were admonished not to be prideful. Those who had thought highly of themselves but had failed at some task were gleefully paraded in front of us as prime examples of thinking too highly of one’s self. 

As children, lacking the physicality and strength of adults, we were constantly reminded of our inferiority, a temporary condition that should have been extinguished by growing older but the early conditioning kept us still feeling inferior even as adults.

In a few short written words I cannot hope to undo the years of negative conditioning that you have been subjected to but maybe, just maybe, these few words will be as seeds, seeds that start to grow and soon become the dominant strain edging out all others.

Tend to the garden of your spirit. Do not try to get rid of all the negativity. Frequently flood yourself with words and thoughts of things that feel better. For just a few moments each day imagine that your greatness is the truth and soon you will feel the powerful force that lives within you agreeing with you.

People seek God outside of themselves and should they find it in another person or pet or book or scenic panorama, they still refuse to see its twin inside of themselves BUT if they would, even for a moment, accept the possibility of their true greatness, they would sprout the seeds of untold happiness.

Sundrops On Life -Better Thoughts. Better Days.

 Patrick McBride

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