Day 6: Living from a Higher Place

Have you ever walked about in the dark and ran into things? The same thing happens when we are upset and we interact with other people. Being upset or hurt clouds our perspective and makes our words and actions land the same way – causing upset.

A higher place means, a place where you feel calm. You don’t need to be a cheerful bunny to allow yourself to interact with others, but a state of calm will allow you to be more aware to different triggers that might bring you down.

Think About It and Make It Happen

Photo by Jp Valery

‘If you can think about it, you can achieve it.’

That’s one of the most powerful pieces of wisdom I came across lately. If thinking of anything means you can achieve it, does it mean that it works the same way if the thought is positive or negative?

How often do we think I’m not good with… numbers, directions, names, people – whatever it might be? And do we get any better at it once we put the label of our limiting thinking on it?

How about if we dare to think that maybe I can do it. I’ll find a way. Anything is possible. Visible change might not come right away, but we are shifting into the path of can rather than the path of what if. Self-doubt is a natural state of mind, but that doesn’t mean it’s in our best interest to preserve it. We can allow our mind to take ownership of our lives, or we can remember that our time here, on Earth, in this body, with this energy, feelings and thoughts, at this point in time, is limited. And we are made out of different components that we can model to optimize our chances for living with purpose.

We can either think small thought and inadvertently punish ourselves to live their manifestation in the material realm, or we can conquer our mind of habit and think higher thoughts that will inspire us to live an honorable life. Regardless of your approach, it doesn’t take a birthday wish for thoughts to come true. 80% of repetitive thinking patterns will do the trick.

Surround Yourself with People Who See the Best in You

Thanks to Ariel Acosta

We are in charge of our lives and in control – to a certain degree – of how people perceive us. From makeup to body language, we can choose how we come across. There are also moments when we don’t feel what we display and that’s when what we hear from the people we trust makes a great difference. Do they remind us of what we strive to be, or do they belittle us and make us feel like screw-ups? It’s as simple as that when choosing our circle of friends.

The Value of Learning Something New Every Day

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Learning new things is what keeps us alive, prosperous and happy. Is the alternative to boredom and moving sluggishly through life. Targeted learning creates opportunities to become the expert, the person that knows enough so that everyone in the room listens to them. And that can be intimidating at times, but sharing information and educating people is not about you, but about their progress and their journey.

We learn something new everyday, is what they say. It would be more accurate to say that we have the opportunity to learn everyday, what we do with it depends on our mindset. If we think that we know, the conversation ends before even getting started. The age on earth doesn’t matter. The degrees, the upbringing. All that matters is the mindset.

Decluttering Our Mind

Photo by Tobias van Schneider

There are many thoughts that don’t serve us, from persistent memories that we seek to understand, to possibilities of what the future might unveil. How can we turn the past and future into positive? Through learning from past experiences and visualizing the future. This allows us to hold on to the strands of thinking that play a greater role in shaping our future.

Similarly to a clean, white floor, a clear mind gives us a sense of calm. Being in the now helps us get a sense of direction – where we are coming from and where we are going to. By choose these two coordinates we are reframing our memories and wants and needs of the future. It’s time to strip down our mind of clutter and keep only the essentials.

Empowering Beliefs

Photo by Benn McGuinness

We may think that being positive won’t do much for us or that we are chasing butterflies in doing so. It’s true that it’s easier easier to live with negative self-talk than building-up the positive inner voice, and although the positive self-talk will take time to prove its efficiency, this will help us in all areas of life.

Imagine a blue canvas that you want to cover in yellow acrylic. It takes multiple layers of paint to no longer see the blue, multiple strokes of the brush and time in between for the paint to settle. But seeing the picture, we still get a feel of what it used to be. So the process of change isn’t just a physical process, but how we frame the new reality.

Take a look at your own canvas. There might be strokes and colors of all sorts, but if you take a step back, as the light helps blend all colors in our field of vision, what do you see? Is it time to start painting?