I read something … It was along the lines of ‘Happy people live in a happy world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.’
Okay, so obviously was can’t use this to refer to war zones around the world, so let me be clear that we are talking about our own personal worlds …
If I am hostile, my life will be hostile. My thoughts will be hostile. My mind will be hostile.
If I am peaceful, my life will be peaceful. My thoughts will be peaceful. My mind will be peaceful.
Yes there are challenging times, but if I am peaceful, I will learn to navigate those times peacefully.
How can I say this? Because I learn from my own experience. I observe my world. Any struggle I face is mine. It does not belong to another. I cannot blame it on them. I take ownership of my responses, my reactions, my thoughts.
On those times when I descend into worry … I have worried thoughts, a worried mind, and I attract many more things to be worried about. I act like a ‘Worry Magnet!’ Is this what I want? No. But ‘worry magnet’ is exactly what happens.
So, what should I do? Shift to thinking about positive things, peaceful things, over and over … and, as I observe myself, and my world around me, I will begin to see peace and I will begin to feel peaceful. Is it that simple? Yes. It is!
You can make a drama about it. You can rant and rail that so and so did such and such, and it’s their fault you feel this way, and if they hadn’t done this or that, you would be happy … etc etc etc … But, it’s not up to them, it is up to you to shift your thoughts, so cease being a magnet for that which you do not enjoy.
If you resent people for letting you down, and you focus, over and over, on those thoughts, and on that happening, then you will attract it to you again and again, because that is where your frequency is, that is what you are magnetising to you. If you don’t want to attract it, stop focussing on it so much
This world is a mess. It truly is. We cannot bury our head in the sand and pretend that everything is perfect. It’s not. And we cannot be so naïve that we think our galactic family out in the universe will come save us. They won’t. It’s not their job. It’s ours. We have to clean up our own mess.
The external world is an expression of our internal world. And so, the place to begin is within! And, at the same time, we do our best to live ethically and sustainably, and we use our votes, our purchasing power, and our voice for change. We start with ourselves.