If you open your eyes in the morning thinking that today won’t matter you’re wrong. Every day in the right direction, being kind, supportive and genuinely helpful matters, even when you think that nothing is changing. There are the life’s events that make us think that when we can’t see activity nothing is happening. Progress happens even when you don’t receive appreciation. Those are the critical moments when you need to push forward, work harder and make all the invisible steps manifest into the results you are after.
You know all those negative thoughts racing through your mind? It’s time to put a stop to that. Particularly in the current climate where The Negative is feeding so many industries that are inflicting pain on us, it’s time to stop.
Replacing the negative self-talk with kindness doesn’t happen through the switch of a button, but it is possible. It firstly takes identifying that thought – I’m in trouble, I can’t make it, this is too much etc and then replacing the thought with it’s positive spin. This needs to happen repeatedly before coming close to an automatic reflex.
Every positive thought that we put into the universe and we help ourselves with is progress. When we are constantly told to be anxious, get angry and harm ourselves just through being stresses, we need to step away and rebuild our reality. Panic harms our ability to react rationally and it eliminates chemicals that damage our body. Let’s check in with ourselves and now more than ever practice positive self-talk.
We attract what we believe and we also attract what we give.
There is order in any law and the law of attraction is no different. If we picture a bright future for ourselves and treat people poorly in the process, we might get where we want but the experience will not be a positive one. We won’t be making any friends with the I’m the most person on earth attitude and we all heard again and again that the ruler over infinite fortunes can be miserable.
When our own beliefs are at stake, do we reject new ideas, do we listen, process with an open mind and then make a choice? Or do we hide under the crust of superiority, pretending and hiding our imperfections? Do we give our best in the present moment for ourselves and others?
Being kind doesn’t measure through the money we can dispose of for a good cause. Doing what’s right over what’s easy, giving up on something that would make your life easier and someone else’s life possible, helping without waiting to be asked. These are all traits that reflect kindness.
We all do the right thing for different reasons. Sometimes it can be for status or recognition of value, displayed altruism rather than purity of thought. I believe that every good deed contributes to making the world a better place – feeding your ego while feeding the hungry doesn’t sound all that bad to me.
Today is the Random Act of Kindness Day. Be spontaneous. Buy a sandwich and water for the rough sleepers you’ve been ignoring for years. Admit to your mistakes if you’ve hurt someone at some point. Buy a coffee for a stranger just because they look like they need it. And most importantly, be kind to yourself.
You know that time when you dismissed someone because of a lack of time or patience? It takes the same amount of time to be kind to someone as it does to be rude. Not to mention the roller-coaster of emotions and thoughts that follow each action.
Kindness brings peace while rudeness deepens the void within. There is a black whole were negative emotions live and the more we feed it the bigger it gets. Do we want to give and receive kindness or dwell in self-induced emotions.
Every action has a consequence even if we don’t see it immediately. Even if we think that the employee or child that we chose to treat poorly has no power over us, the higher balance does not know status or superiority mindsets. We are all equal in essence and the diversity of our abilities facilitates progress. Why would we waste any time on being anything but kind?
What are three things that you are grateful for?
I remember being told ‘Don’t be ungrateful’ throughout my upbringing but I never really understood what it meant. It sounded more like a criticism than genuine advice and it probably was.
Gratitude is a concept that can be explained. When you think about all the processes that had to happen to give us rain, the inconvenience of having to carry an umbrella or getting ourselves wet diminishes. Gratitude overcomes annoyance.
The same principle can be applied to relationships, unless a relationship is toxic. In a healthy relationship, mild annoyances can be prevented by gratitude. It allows us to appreciate the other person more and to be more generous with our patience and kindness. Overall this adds up to being a better you.