Hello my awesome Enter Shaolin familia! How are you this week? I pray you have chosen to give each day your best and have chosen to make each day a great one.
Today is a great day, because if you are reading this, then you still have a pulse, you still have breath and that means you still have freewill and opportunities to grow and be more. If that isn’t great and a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is! 😉
In the United States of America, it is Inauguration day of our 45th President Donald J. Trump. I bring this up, because it is a great example of what I am about to share with you my dear friends and family.
This week there has been an unprecedented amount of people letting the smallest things ruin their day and get under their skin big time. I have had conversations with friends, family, fans, strangers, etc. and there has been this constant stream of what I like to call stinking thinking and that woah is me mentality.
People letting ‘life’ not just get in their way for a day, but letting it railroad them for days on end and in some cases letting one person’s comments ruin their whole day and so on.
In this life we always have options. Primarily those options are based on our freewill to not just act but to also think.
No one can control what we choose to think or act out except us. You can’t even be hypnotized unless you allow yourself to be, nor can you be commanded to do something that you would morally object to if you weren’t under hypnosis… Which means you can’t be brainwashed unless you allow yourself to be.
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The point is we can choose how our day will be or rather how we will show up in our day and how we will react to whatever comes our way in each moment.
It is such a simple concept, yet so many will try to fight this tooth and nail. There are some people that just think they have to choose to suffer, feel bad, be depressed, etc.
But the mind is a beautiful thing, and if you choose, it can be a tool that helps you bring more joy to your life or it could bring you more pain. The choice is always yours.
I often think of a stories of triumph in the Scriptures whether the Torah, Bible, Quran, etc. and throughout history of people that have been through a lot of trials and tribulations and chose to find the good and chose to do their best despite what seemed like a bleak and impossible situation.
But then there are examples on the flip side where people gave up and were mentally and physically defeated.
The ones that chose to look at their grim experience in a different light came out victorious in one way or another and the others not so much.
Of course having a positive outlook doesn’t mean you will make it out alive in all cases or that you will be handsomely rewarded all the time… However, there is one thing I can promise you, and that is that you will suffer a whole lot less in this life and in any situation when you choose to find the good and make the best of the moment.
No one can have power over you and your mind unless you allow them to. You can choose the media, the content and the people you surround yourself with. Don’t like the outcome, the scenery? Change it or change the way you think about it. Things don’t have to stay the same and you don’t have to choose to suffer. You could use your experiences as a way to thrive, to connect with others you might not once before. Again, the choice is always yours.
Today, here in America as well as around the World, there are people that are super excited about our new President Donald J. Trump, while others are scared, worried, angry and/or depressed. Indeed there is a great contrast in what many are thinking and feeling today, but what I love most is seeing those whose candidate did not win or the one’s overseas that were hoping for someone else to win coming through in a positive and loving manor.
They could choose to wallow in defeat, but instead some are choosing to paint a new picture of victory.
While there are many that are letting their perceived loss get the best of them, fighting, hating, ending relationships with friends and family members, etc., etc. There are just as many choosing to hold a place of love, to hope for the best, to wish our new President the best and so on.
What makes these two groups different? It’s all in their mindset and choosing to hope and pray for the best, instead of wishing death and gloom they are wishing growth and life!
What do you think will happen to the group that is thinking and feeling negatively? Do you think they will bring more prosperity and happiness in their life or more of the very thing they fear?
What about those choosing to see the silver lining and make the best out of the situation, will they bring more prosperity and happiness into their life and to their fellow brothers and sisters with this outlook?
Indeed in both cases they will attract more of what they want in their lives. Our thoughts and words are powerful, indeed they can speak life and death which indeed creates life and death.
What you think about, dwell on and take action on is what you will attract in your life.
So why not choose a narrative that brings more peace, love, understanding and help to the world?
We are all in this wild ride together! While we can’t control others, we can indeed decide how we are going to show up in this world each and every day, each and every moment.
Our freewill is our greatest gift, weakness and super power. How will you choose to use it?
Me? I choose to use it for the greater good, to shine my light brighter and to extend more hope, peace, grace and love.
I’m far from perfect, but I am becoming a greater and greater self-correcter and I hope this week’s message blesses you immensely and those that you know too.
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