Not Happy? Change Your Thoughts.
Whether we’re an Olympic Athlete or a person with disabilities, changing our internal reality changes our external reality..
Because of my experience with physical rehab, I believe I am especially prone to living a happier and more satisfied life if I believe in my power to change reality. At the beginning of my rehab, powerlessness was my dilemma.
Wise Men Comment On Peace
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Buddha 543 BC (karma?)
The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace because he trusts in thee. Isaiah 26:3
In the 19th century, Abraham Lincoln said:
When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
This is my religion.
The behavior summed up in these brief statements must have been enough when they were written. What changed? Did words used to mean more? Today, bookstores are full of volumes telling us how to feel better about ourselves and others.
Books like THE WORRY SOLUTION by Martin Rossman M.D. and HAPPINESS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM by Dennis Prager, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carnegie, CREATING YOUR OWN DESTINY by Patrick Snow, and YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT by Dr Wayne Dyer are all geared to help us accomplish the same states being summed up in the above-mentioned phrases.
The Value of Good Habits
Several million people bought Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People because it provides a set of life skills to help them change, so they’re navigating their lives with more efficiency and happiness. The plain fact is that the world is changing. It is spinning faster than ever, information is coming at us in more ways and with greater speed than ever imagined.
We can either curse the need to learn all kinds of new things or we can rejoice that the change is making so much more information and opportunities available to us. Which Attitude will we choose? Whichever Attitude we decide to have, we can be sure that the electronic evolution is only going to get faster.
Without taking the time to read a store full of books on how to be happy, I think I’m safe in saying that humbly choosing an Attitude of acceptance and willingness to adapt to the way of life has to be the easier, softer way.
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