Friday, December 28, 2012

Ask and ye shall receive

Ask and ye shall receive.

Stop saying what you don't want and start saying what you do want.

What if it was that simple to achieve the things you desire? What if I told you it was?

Stop for a moment about the things you say, think, feel, and do. Are all of these things in harmony with one another? Are there times when you want something, but your actions don't show it? Have you ever felt something, but didn't say it? Is it possible that in order to truly get what you want, your desires, that every part of you must be pursuing it equally?

If you have doubt, hesitation, or any other emotion chances are you won't be successful. An easy way to remind yourself of the importance of intention is as simple as remembering to always state your desires with an affirmative “I am” statement fully believing you are worthy. Live as if you have already achieved what you set out to accomplish.

I am success. 
I am love.
I am greatness.
I am beauty. 
I am healthy.

Followed by “And I intend to receive the abundance that is here, now.”

It is imperative that the thoughts you have are in line with your desires. Your thoughts determine the outcome, regardless of your actions. Your actions are just the outward expression of your thoughts.

So how do you obtain the things you want and need? You must be aware of your inner self at all times.

Look at it from this perspective. You get in return what you project to the world. Are you often angry, sad, lonely, jealous, greedy? Then chances are that is what you will get in return.

On the other hand, are you happy, loving, caring, generous? Then that is what you will get in return.

Next time you are upset rather than let your emotions guide your feelings, let your feelings guide your emotions.

You can't control circumstances, but you can control how you react to them. Rather than be upset because someone does something to irritate you, instead use this as an opportunity to grow personally, spiritually, and emotionally.

Maybe you want to scream at someone for making you feel upset, betrayed, lied to. Did that really make the problem better? Did you feel good by lashing out? Did it make the other person feel good? Most likely not. In fact, it probably made things worse. Either for a short time, or maybe longer.

Rather than belittle someone, next time choose to let it go.

At the grocery store when someone is fumbling around and taking too long don’t get irritated. Instead take a moment to thank them for teaching you patience. When someone says something you disagree with, thank them for teaching you understanding.

You will find that the way you project yourself to others, is how they will project themselves towards you.

Do you take others for granted? Then they will take you for granted. Do you lie, cheat, or steal? Then they will lie, cheat, and steal.

You have the ability to choose your destiny. You alone have the ability to choose your emotions.

As was stated before, stop saying what you don't want, and start saying what you do want. Intention responds to your desires, your desires are what you project to the world. If you recieve pain and suffering that is what you are asking for. If you recieve love and understanding that is what you are asking for.

So next time someone annoys you don't respond in kind. In the end you will get the same treatment in return. Instead be positive.

Life is simply what you make of it. Do you want to be happy or sad? Angry or joyful? You get to decide.

Making others feel good about themself will in turn make you feel good about yourself.

How we treat others is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves. Remember that next time you feel the urge to put someone down.

You are only on this earth for a short amount of time. How do you want to feel? How do you want others around you to feel?

I believe the following example expresses exactly what we all hope to realize.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. 

Charles R. Swindoll

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