- Talk differently to yourself immediately when you catch yourself in the act of complaining.
- Take full responsibility for how you feel, how you carry yourself through the world, and how you interact with others.
- Give at least as much as you take.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
How to Change Your Outlook in Three Very Simple Steps (New Thought Sunday Message 5/8/11)
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate. It oppresses.” Carl Jung
Got a challenge? Fighting it? Demanding that it stop or go away? Angry? You’re adding fuel to the fire. Step back, assess the situation, relax and breathe for a moment, and accept that what is happening is happening. Once accepted, you can then see with clearer eyes, act with more focused resolve, and move in the best direction. As the saying goes, you may not be able to adjust the winds but you can reset the sails. Viewing the situation from a new perspective is often all it takes for the challenge to lose some or even most of its power over you.
How to Change Perspective
Most of your life’s circumstances are either blessings and also lessons, or they are lessons, which, when seen with the right perspective, are also blessings. Even tragedy, as mind numbing as it can often be, ultimately serves a purpose.
“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” Emmanuel Teney