Radiate that joy & positive energy!!
Welcome to MISSION :: SPREAD JOY :) One of the easiest and fastest ways to raise your vibration, feel happier and also do your part to create a better energy no matter where you are is to talk joy. We've got to always keep ourselves in check when it comes to our internal and external dialogue and monitoring how much of it is spent complaining and focusing on the negative versus thinking about all the reasons to feel grateful and focusing on positive aspects of our lives and what brings us joy.
If you can do one thing today, let it be this: don't complain about anything! And if you catch yourself, just replace the complaint with a grateful thought or if you spoke your complaint to someone else, say a new sentence that focuses on joy. The reason I think having conversations with ourselves and others regarding what has brought joy to our day rather than complaining about something we don't like or want changed is because each thought we think or speak brings about an additional similar thought and then another similar thought and then another, etc...
Haven't you ever noticed when you start complaining you begin to feel bad, you begin to feel aggravated and then the next thing you know you are so caught up in your complaint that your head gets flooded with other things that bother you and before you know it, your thoughts have spiraled out of control in a negative way, making you feel terrible, depressed or anxious. The good news is this: the same flow will happen when we think good thoughts and share our joys with others! The next thing you know, the person you've shared your joy with feels happy and they may share a happy thought or occurrence with you and then you feel happy for them and in turn, your brain gets activated in a positive manor and other joy-filled thoughts come your way which will obviously make you feel more uplifted, happy and inspired :) And unless you're someone who just prefers feeling miserable, you should feel much more inclined to pick option B.
Option joy or option complain... what's YOUR choice today???
Do something AWEsome (and if not for yourself, for all those around you:)... Make it your mission to think joy-filled thoughts and talk that joy-filled talk and see all the yummy, magical magic that heads your way <3
Ahhhh, the power of now. Breathe that baby in! Soak her in! Lol. Living in the present moment is something I've been learning about and investing myself in for years and it is truly one of the most transformative skill sets I've ever developed.
It seems the older we get the more tied up in what's happened in the past or worried about what may happen in the future we get and it is super counter-intuitive! When we were kids we had much more natural faith in all that is good, we were able to stand in awe more easily and soak in the wonders of our world and we were simply much better at living in the present moment but we need to reach within ourselves and get that power back! It hasn't left us, we've just forgotten how to do it, so we need to tap in and do a bit of brain retraining :)
Some tools I have used that have helped me immensely along the way are The Power of Now and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and The Secret and The Power by Rhonda Byrne. Both authors have "daily teachings" apps for your phone as well and I love to read their quick tips everyday as it's an easy and fun way to keep me focused on living in this most wonderful, powerful, fabulously fun present moment. ALSO - my currently featured "Weekly Fix" is all about the present moment and has an amazing guided meditation by Eckhart Tolle and a mantra to repeat so that living in the now really gets enmeshed in that brain :)
Give yourself a magical gift and let go of the hurts, resentments and garbage from the past and let go of all the worries of the future - remember that each time we think thoughts of what has happened or what may happen we are totally and absolutely missing out on the only thing we truly have - the now. Each time you find your mind floating to past or future, just bring yourself back to the present, take a nice deep breath in and thank yourself for doing so and you will instantly come more alive! Trust me, I've been working diligently on this for a very long time and the more you practice, the more you realize that when you truly allow yourself to be in the present moment, every second feels magical and you naturally appreciate even the simplest of things more because you're in it, you're thankful for it and you're truly FEELING the power of now <3
To reiterate just one more time, here is one of my favorite quotes from another In AWE with ALY FAV Author, Debbie Ford...
"Holding on to our past could be compared to collecting newspapers from 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years ago. Would you consciously choose to reread and rehash each upsetting story, or carry around the newspaper it was printed in, every day?"
:: Debbie Ford