You don't need to be a certain age to have experienced "IT".
IT, being a devastating heartbreak, an obstacle that you feel you will never get past, a detachment from your authentic self, a life changing challenge, a game-changer, an event that is forever etched into your memory due to the overwhelming and uncontrollable feeling of loss, a plot twist, a fork in the road - whatever you want to call it. The label you put on this earth-shattering moment doesn't matter.
If you've experienced one of those moments in life, not just a temporary little troubled moment, but one where the enormity of IT feels like four walls are closing in around you, the burden of your world is falling down on you threatening to engulf you, crush you until you cannot breathe.....then you will understand the following three words:
ATTITUDE. CHANGES. EVERYTHING.
Read it again with the emphasis on the first word
Read it again with the emphasis on the second word.
Then, read it again with the emphasis on the last word.
Those three words hold the underlying message (and a big wake-up call) that you are, whatever and whomever YOU have chosen to be.
It's a liberating yet daunting thing to say to yourself
'I am what I have chosen to be'.
If this statement gives you a sinking feeling, it may mean you have strayed from your authentic self, which in reality, is probably why you had the abovementioned soul-crushing experience.
If you feel as though you don't like what you see right now in your life, then change your attitude, then change those words to 'I WILL BE, what I choose to be from this point forward'.
Not rocket science, is it? But it's as simple as that. When you live your truth, your heart will sing, your soul will feel so full of happiness that it's going to burst, and you'll live with so much joy that you will have enough to share with all who are blessed to be around you.
I can promise you this; if you truly have a positive attitude and you are doing whatever makes your soul happy, you will wake up every single day with a smile on your face, an excitement for what the universe is going to bring you, and what you're going to create with it.
Most of all you will feel the most incredible feeling of gratitude that you have learned the lesson, that lesson being that although you may not be able to control what goes on around you in this world, that indeed it is YOU who decides how you will react to it.
So how do make your attitude more positive, so that your heart sings again? HOW do you create this happiness within? Only you can decide!! (are you beginning to understand the theme here...?) Here's a few tips to get you started though:
1) Decide what you want
Take time out to work out exactly what you want in life. Be clear. Make it measurable.
2) Manifest it
Make it real by not only thinking it, but by saying it out loud, writing it down, telling a friend.
Perhaps try using your imagination and envision what you wish for, place it in your hand, lift it high, close your eyes and imagine it coming true, really visualize it. Then hold your hand in front of your lips and blow your dreams gently out into the universe
3) Show gratitude
Choose to be grateful for the little things that you already have. Those things that bring you happiness, no matter how small they may be. Perhaps it's being grateful for having a friend you can tell anything to, without being judged. Maybe it's noticing the tiny green buds on a stark winter tree, knowing they will soon come into their time. Or simply having shoes to wear, and food on the table.
YOU decide if you will drown in the hard times, or fight with all your strength and willpower to claw your way back up and shine again like the amazing being that you are. Use the tough times to learn, to grow and to create your own future.
Do it. Don't wait for the epic event, prepare yourself now.
Find what makes your soul happy, and do that. And remember
You are powerful
You are worthy
You are loved
You are capable
You are important
You are beautiful
You are ..... whatever you chose to be.
Simply have a good attitude and let karma do the rest, because do you know what happens when you have a good attitude? Your thoughts will begin to shift and change. You will take ownership and you will create your own happiness. And ..... it will be amazing.
The goodness in me, honours the goodness in you
The DeeVine Yogi