When we drop our need to control every aspect of our lives, we allow good things to happen. That hopeful, positive attitude opens new doors for us we otherwise wouldn’t have access to. Rather than resisting what you don’t want, focus your attention on the positive possibilities that are always within reach.
“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
The Universe Has Your Back
When I let go of how I think life should be, I make room for what needs to be.
Trusting life can be hard sometimes. It’s easy to see the negative and hear the bad news. The darkness is louder and tends to drown out the good parts of life, unless we listen intently and actively seek it out.
The good is always just under the surface and we must be willing to look in order to see. We must believe it’s there in the first place.Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe Click To Tweet
Keep your faith in how your life unfolds. Whatever is happening right now is happening around you, and it’s trying to guide you to a higher spiritual plane. There’s a force greater than ourselves that controls the entire universe; it runs through everything, so let it work through you, instead of working against it.
When we stop resisting change, unplanned events, or unfavorable circumstances, we open up to the natural order of things. Not only are good things going to happen, but they’re happening right now, even though it may be too dark to witness their way of bringing us into the light. Even the stormiest seas are calm under the surface.
Be the one who looks beyond the obvious and seeks the treasure in the ruin.
Happiness is a Direction, Not a Destination
Every time I feel rejected from something good, I trust that I’m being re-directed to something better.
Keep working on your relationship with universal trust. You will encounter obstacles and roadblocks. You will trip over your own feet. Embrace your detours. If we always stayed on the highway of our planned lives, we would never know about the quaint little towns that lie just beyond our expectations.Happiness isn't a pristine palace of perfection; it's a lamp-lit path home. Click To Tweet
Happiness is wanting to be where you are without wishing anything were different. The suffering and stress we endure are largely a result of our being here, but wanting to be there.
We’re allowed to loosen our grip on the steering wheel and enjoy the scenic routes of our lives. What usually happens is that we find something nice while looking for something else.
Embrace Chaos with a Positive Attitude
I believe something good is always in the works.
I think the Dalai Lama’s vision is a gracious way to live: “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
Your positive attitude, enacted in even a single situation, is a shining example of what’s possible for us all. The world is always spinning, and sometimes it seems to be spinning a little faster than we’d like. In the midst of these chaotic times, cultivate inner peace by strengthening a positive outlook.
Whatever it is you wish to see outside of yourself, cultivate that quality first within yourself. Become the peace, the love, the light, the change, and the joy you wish to see in the world. Become the calm source of light that brightens a cloudy day and softens the craziness around you.
If there is no light in your sight, give yours to the world. If there is someone who has forgotten their smile, give them yours. When things are not looking up, you must look up.
It is true for each of us, that it’s ultimately our responsibility to keep the faith despite the darkness.
- How has your positive attitude brought you to bright new possibilities?
- Are you willing to believe that something beautiful is in the process of happening right now, even if it doesn’t seem like it at first glance?
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Embrace the journey with all its detours. Embrace the chaos and all its unexpected lessons. Embrace it all. Happiness will follow.
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