Positive Vibes Only
This has been a philosophy of my life ever since visiting the island of St. John in 2008 with my best friend, mom, and stepdad. I came across a sticker, and an island motto, that said "Positive Is How I Live" and I have really tried to adapt to that because really why be negative about anything? The power of the intentions you put out there in the universe always come back to us, even the tiniest ways we don't realize. Also reading mind opening books like Don Miguel Ruiz's "Four Agreements" have also help transformed my outlook in knowing that we are the owner of our own happiness. We will find people in life that are meant to be a part of our journey but so often we try to find one person we think will change everything for us. However, we have to realize how many things are out of our control but one thing is always in your control and that is your own happiness, that will never stem from someone else or an amazing relationship, it starts with you!! Eventually we just find someone who's journey coincides with ours, they never join paths as everyone already has their own path set the day we come into this world.
I am often asked how I can be so positive day after day and trust me getting to be this way wasn't easy with the pressures we feel from society and peers, especially in the dreaded high school years. However I started with some pretty easy steps you can follow:
1. Read and live by the Four Agreements. The agreements are don't take anything personally (the hardest for me), be impeccable with your word, don't assume anything (second hardest), and try your best in all you do.
2. I say daily positive affirmations to myself. For example like while getting ready for work or class I would say, "be happy, be positive, be thankful". This helps clear your head of any little negative thoughts that may arise about the day.
3. When something happens that I want to take personally, I try to think what could be going on with that persons life to make them be that way because you never know what battle someone is fighting outside of the situation they are in with you. It usually helps me realize this isn't the reason they are angry, sad, yelling etc. and helps me sympathize with them more.
Would love to hear how you babes stay positive in this crazy world we live in??
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