What Glasses Do You Have On
How does your World look to you? How has life been for you? Is the world a beautiful sacred place? Is your reality one of love and support? Do you have friends and family? Is your outlook for the future bright? Are your filled with extreme gratitude? Your answers to these questions will determine your own happiness. That’s right, you have a choice to determine your own happiness and actually, no one can do it but you.
Some people move through their lives with dirty or tainted glasses. They never realize that what they perceived as reality was only a reflection of their own perspective. You have a choice of which glasses to wear. It’s all about your attitude. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” We have all seen those people who overcame great adversity and remain full of gratitude and love. They exude positivity. What’s different about them is nothing more than their determination. These people are determined to be happy. They are determined to forgive, to let go, and to stay in appreciation of the present moment.
We all suffer loss. It’s part of the human condition. But instead of focusing on the emptiness we can turn to the fullness of creativity and new connection. Not to say there will not be a season of grieving. This is a known process and must be endured. Grief is an essential part of healing. It’s imperative after a loss that you find a place and time to quiet yourself and allow yourself to heal and to grieve. This is honoring the one you lost. But once that season has passed, it’s time to awaken once again and find the new sun. “It’s a new day, it’s a new way.” You can reinvent yourself. You can shift your reality and find meaning and joy. You have so much to give and those around you are waiting to see you again. And those who have never met you are waiting to meet you for the first time.
How To Shine
Shining comes from an attitude of deep contentment. You can see it
in someone’s smile. It’s a sparkle. It’s a full surrender to the situation and the moment. It’s about letting go of control and living life to the fullest in the present. It’s about asking yourself, “At this time in my life, what do I love? What do I enjoy?” When you discover the answer to that question, the next step is to do it. Yes, DO what you love. That may sound very simplistic but the world is full of people who either have no clue what they love, or live their lives doing what they have to do and hoping that one day they will be able to finally do what they love. I say, Do it Now. And then share it with those around you. Share it with the world. Believe that what you have to offer is good enough. In fact it’s fabulous! You’re fabulous.
Cleaning Those Glasses
How sensitive are you to the words that come out of your mouth? Every word you utter says something about you. Are you seeing through tainted glasses? Is your world dark and dismal? Do you feel empty and alone? Does your life lack creativity? When was the last time you turned on the music and danced? When was the last time you lit candles all over your home or sat in the Jacuzzi under the full moon? Do you blame others? Do you feel angry inside? Do you feel the need to prove yourself? Do you put others down in order to puff yourself up? Only you can honestly answer these questions…and only you know if it’s time to get a nice cleaning cloth and make those glasses sparkle. Turn on your deepest determination NOT to be a victim. Create something, hike somewhere, paint a painting, cook a fabulous meal, plant a garden, write a poem, start a business, play an instrument, take dancing lessons, take a spiritual retreat. You’re never too old and it’s never too late. You must determine to let the process of life happen and not to take it too personally. You can move on! You can become the better version of you. I say the time is now to seize the day and discover the joy that is waiting for you.