Have you ever experienced an intuitional red flag? A flying red banner or feeling of a stop sign in front of you? Me too. For most of my life my intuition signaled me with triggers. Some were to stop me from making mistakes, and others to encourage me to push forward. The problem? I had a need to control my destiny and didn’t listen to the signs. There is wisdom in mindfulness. Listening to your body. If you slowdown long enough and pay attention your body will speak to you. However, if you are like I used to be and don’t follow your intuition, the power of perspective is necessary to guide you to your ultimate happiness.
I use the term happiness vaguely because it is subjective. For some it is safety, peace, freedom. To others it can be security, family, love. Then there are those who require monetary items, status and labels. Whatever your definition of happiness is, happiness is available to you — and it is free. I have always chosen to be happy even in my times of struggle. I never looked at happiness as something I couldn’t have. Although the more I get to know people and understand how reactionary we are I have learned the value of choosing happiness and how that can be difficult.
The last 3 years have seen me at my hardest. At times I was a victim of my own thoughts. It took looking inward and accepting full responsibility of my life to change my perspective. “The Secret” says the Law of Attraction is the beginning of a prosperous life. But how can we have a life of abundance when we are living in a life of insufficiency?
You wouldn’t plan a picnic on a rainy day and expect there to be sunshine. So if you are constantly harping on negativity and things going wrong how can you expect to see positive results? The moment I stopped living with expectations of how life is supposed to be and let it happen I saw a change. I was stressing over things that hadn’t happened yet versus staying present. Whether you are spiritual or religious trust that the universe is protecting you and everything good and bad has a place in our lives at that time. There is a meditation experiment I practice that is focused on not identifying things as good or bad. Allowing experiences to just be. When we relax our stance on situations and embrace them it removes the power of expectations.
Having zero expectations illuminates the fear of failure. The fear we have placed on ourselves and our lives. No matter who you are: Single or Married, at the end of the day it is your life and you have to look after #1 which is you. I started working on my long journey of positive thinking and so far the future looks bright. In just three weeks I switched my perspective and changed my results. I actively practice not reacting, not having expectations and allowing life to happen as its going to.
The key to happiness and receiving positive results is by trusting yourself and trusting the universe. TRUST YOURSELF. You know when something doesn’t feel right. Listen to it. You don’t need a best friend or life coach to tell you when something doesn’t feel right. Practice shifting your perspective is doable. When you are quick to react to news ask yourself: What is reacting going to change? Then take a deep breath and know this too shall pass and refocus. You can get through whatever you’re facing.
My shift in attitude opened up new doors. I met people who shared their compelling stories and words of wisdom with me. Those same people showed me other opportunities do exist if I am open to them. Be open to a shift in your life, because if you are always wearing rose colored glasses chances are you will always see rose-colored tinted days.