By , on October 18th, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle

Create Your Destiny – Use Your Mind, Take Charge of Your Life

If you look closely at this marvelous process of Life, you will realize that anything and everything physical or materialistic in world has a tendency to be cyclical in nature.

When you see six feet of snow outside, you’re not worried that it’s going to be winter for the rest of your life.

You know that spring is just around the corner!

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair”
– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Actually everything in Life can be as simple as this.

I don’t mean to say that we should adopt a Pollyanna attitude or ignore challenges.

We just need to make conscious decisions – to keep our life simple; to emerge stronger from every challenge that Life presents to you.

  • Economic ups and downs come and go;
  • Stock take their run ups and run downs;
  • And job markets follow their frenzy course;
    …..These are the ebbs and flows…. the tides of Life.

External circumstances may be tough and challenging at times. But as the wheel of Life continues to spin good times are just around the corner. It is up to each and every one of us to learn and grow from the challenges.

Especially if you are lucky to live in a free country like the United States of America, we have no reason to blame our “stars” for misfortunes.

The United States of America is a “dreamland” for thousands of immigrants who pour in every day, to materialize their American Dream.

Yet, too often we see our folks in America blaming someone else or their stars for their flaws or inadequacies or lack.

For example:

  • “I’m overweight because ….. of those tempting cheap fast food restaurants.”
  • “I get fired too often from my job because ….. of those inconsiderate profit-minded corporate management.”
There are always silver linings in clouds – only you can uncover that silver lining that is yours.

Does this mean that we have no control?

I don’t think so, folks! We do have control.

In fact, you and only you have the real control of your Life!

Isn’t it ironic that we often complain about things that we have control over; but don’t take control of?!

The process of taking charge and being in control of anything and everything in our life has to start from within.

That’s right – You need to ask the question “What can I do to help myself?”

So, What can You Do to Help Yourself?

It starts with diligent use or the most beautiful gift that God have given all of us humans – the Mind.

With this gift comes our:

  • ability to analyze,
  • freedom to rationalize,
  • power to make our own choices and,
  • responsibility to choose wisely.

So when you’re down – put your Mind to work.

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake.
But if you die poor it’s your mistake”
– Bill Gates

Use your Mind wisely, and most of your blues will fade away before you know. You may not be able to change others – but you can always change yourself.

  • You cannot ask fast-food joints to shut down. But you can make that choice to not stop by for an order of French Fries or Hot Fudge Sundae.
  • If you’re starting to feel a bit “archaic” at work, you can take that step to learn a new skill that would be valuable for your employer.
  • If your boss is a nag, start looking for new job.

Life is simple – It is your responsibility to Keep It Simple!!!

Resources for you:

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” – by Marianne Williamson:

This book is based on Marianne Williamson’s experiences as a teacher and lecturer of “A Course in Miracles”; and applying the principles of this course in her life. She explains in detail how changing your thoughts and perception can literally alter your life. She provides specific steps on how to refocus your thoughts to generate happiness in your lives.

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