I recently did a survey amongst my email list (sign up ---->). What they loved about life, what they found a struggle. Several people said it gave them clarity and perspective. Those two words are among my favourite words, but more on them in a minute.
If you are like the guys on my list then you love life, that much is obvious. It’s pretty good, even great, for most of you, most of the time.
You know what you love about life, and you experience it a lot - but there is definitely room for more goodness.
Similar things cause you to struggle, to worry. The future, money and careers, relationships and your loved ones, health, what this life is all about and making sure you make the most of it.
I think I knew these things, having been around the block a bit, but it’s nice to hear it from you. It’s nice to have it confirmed.
So what do we do about it?
What do you do so you live the good things more, and are able to deal with the not-so-good?
Many people were super clear that it was their own minds that are the biggest cause of trouble for them.
The problem is one thing, and then your mind adds by far the deepest layer of trouble on top of that.
If I could give you that magic pill that would fix any problem, it wouldn’t change a thing about your life.
If I gave you a magic pill that changed your life for you, it would be great for a little while but then your mind would inevitably find a way to re-create the old struggles and dramas - just in a different setting.
Instead, my magic pill would consist of clarity and perspective.
It would give you the ability to continually and clearly know that it is your own mind that creates the hugest chunk of problem.
It would give you the ability to see the tricks of your mind, it’s patterns, it’s ways and it’s anxieties and addictions…
… to be clear on these things would be the most valuable thing you could ever possess.
Because then you could choose to change your attitude, change your perspectives, change your habit of being in the future, or the past.
The magic pill would give you the ability to think and communicate and act from clarity and perspective continually…
…and then you would see how you create your own peace and your own pain.
…and you would have constant stability, no matter what the world threw at you.
…and then you could change your own life, and keep changing it, however you wished.
…and you could show others how to as well.
Your mind doesn’t need to change to have the best life possible, you just need to gain insight, perspective, clarity.
When you’re struggling… why? See your part in it all.
Close your eyes, every day. Meditate. Get to know that little guy or girl in your head so well you don’t buy into their tricks.
Create a glass half-full attitude and mindset.
Make the most of the good, find a way to accept, change or leave the bad.
Get some strategies that work for you.
Stay inspired. It may not happen over night, but it will happen. Living the best life possible is worth committing to.
And this is what I’ll be doing with the email group too (sign up above), helping you out with my view on it all.
Til, next time - keep the peace!