Article in brief: explains the importance of focusing on our words and actions, and what effect they have on our lives.
“Destiny doesn’t mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. Therefore, to leave everything to fate and to not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance.” -The Forty Rules Of Love
I attended a seminar a week ago that looked at the most trending subjects: laws of the universe with a main focus on laws of attraction. The lecturer mentioned the peculiar hold some of us face in our everyday lives; a struggle we face while handling everyday tasks that seem to come out of nowhere even after careful planning. What is it that’s impeding our actions? How can we explain why the simple processes in our everyday lives seem hard to keep ahold of, go awry for no apparent reason and require double the effort to go through with?
This paradox can have a substantive negative effect on the nature of our productivity, train of thought and stress level. What can we do to bring in more fluidity for our flow to go more smoothly in the right direction?
Take an inward look at yourself; go deeper than your conscious level and look beyond the surface of your everyday activity. What drives you? What attitude are you carrying with you? This state of mind is deeper than you think. It has more control over what goes in our outside world than anything else; it has its own code and shapes according to the values and outlook it carries, forming our habits and behavior.
What thoughts drive you? What values do you carry? Do you know that negative thoughts can only bring negative results? The mind understands what the attention is being directed towards, making sure you have it well-composed and positively expressed.
To clarify this point let me give an example; to pursue a certain value, change your perspective and envision the result you want with goals you wish to attain, not what you want to avoid. Don’t direct any attention towards the obstacles – attention works as a magnet, whether or not you are directing a desire for or evasion from the focal point.
“I want a peaceful life” replaces “I don’t want any stress or drama in my life.”
“I want acceptance” replaces “I don’t want to be criticized and shunned.”
Practice not seeing the things you don’t want; you don’t want them, do you? Replace them with basic affirmative values till they fade away from your vision and your focus shifts, taking attention with it. Eventually, things will fall in sync.
“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Learn how to express yourself right through your actions; words and thoughts have a strong hold on our actions and moods. Open the channel to your inner-self and assess what is it that drives you. Personally, I do that through regular journaling and reflecting, some do it with artistic touches through drawing, and others through talking about it. Find out which outlet works for you to properly express yourself and make it a habit.
It is such a waste of time to remain in the dull field of unconsciousness following a familiar path that seems to go in slow motion, when in reality you have the potential to enrich your life.
Director of Bin Owais Holding since 2007; overseeing construction, project management and real estate management, master’s student in Urban planning in the AUS with a two-year stint in Sharjah TV.
Unconventional working mother, avid traveller, introverted bookworm, background in psychology, a great believer in the need for continuous soul searching and self-discovery.
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