My focus on non-lying (truthfulness) this week has helped me be more centered and aware. It’s become a real exploration into what works, and what doesn’t work for me.
There is a habitual tendency in me to assume that my happiness is altered by circumstances.
I don’t believe this for a minute, but it has been a strong habit of my mind.
Life has proven that I rarely have much understanding of what is truly best for me. In fact, it is clear that some of the most difficult and even “unfair” situations I have faced have also been the most instrumental to create positive change in me. The hardest challenges actually gave me strength in the end, even when at the time I thought I might drown in them.
I can see that I have grown through the tests, and what I gained turned out to be exactly what I needed later on.(even in miraculous ways) I do believe that there is a conscious loving force (that I call God) attempting to guide my life.
What I believe or have noticed:
Circumstances are clearly out of my control.
The world I live in is like a conscious dream filled with illusions that can obscure the divine nature and purpose of life.
Most every experience that seemed random or unfair, later proved to have a purpose, and that purpose has always been positive.
The thoughts in my mind are not binding, they are not really my own, until I embrace them with my energy.
My feelings alter the way I think, and the things I think about.
If I think too much, I drift away from joy, love, and gratitude.
If I continue feeling gratitude, love stays awake in me, and my thoughts tend to be more positive.
The best way to banish negative thoughts is to burn them away with a good dose of gratitude.
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