Staying Positive During Times of Uncertainty

May 29, 2020

Ring the bells because “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, and it’s not even June. Yes, with everything going on lately I have often caught myself playing Christmas tunes in my head.

This year we have been trying to make the best of life at home. There has been seriously so much going on with the world that to remain positive and have a hopeful outlook to the future can seem close to impossible. Yet, lately I have realized that there are so many things that can take our smile and happiness away, that I just cannot let those things take over anymore.

Trust me when I tell you that in my mind, I often play tunes that go from complete hope for the future, a life with joy, prosperity, success, to the fear of losing it all and end up out on the streets. There are no guarantees with anything in life. But I have realized that thinking, or more so, fearing about it, doesn’t do anything, and if I am going to choose one side, I would rather go for the positive one.

There is a lot of pain in this world. Sometimes if we are not careful we might end up hurting our own selves more than we even need to. So, I try and live as simply as possible and try to avoid giving my own self pain.

Sometimes we can carry pain from holding a grudge, when we are paralyzed by a certain fear, when we create unnecessary limitations, or from worrying.

The trick is to keep looking toward the future with a positive outlook. I have also needed to tap into the understanding that I can handle anything that comes my way. 

I used to fear certain circumstances. Then I went through situations that were exactly like my worst fear in my head, and each time I actually noticed that it wasn’t as bad as I had envisioned it in my head. I am learning that a lot of life’s game is best lived like a matrix. We think thinks up in our brain, and by putting those thoughts out to God and the universe we end up creating even the most impossible things in our lives. It’s hard to believe because we don’t want to make fools of ourselves if we fail. It’s almost harder to believe too. To believe requires action. And action requires effort. The greatest rewards await on the other side of action and belief though. The biggest growth which also result in increase belief in one self and one’s own capabilities. 

So choose to believe and trust in yourself. You only have you.


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