Positive Vibes | Jonathan Hilton Mind ConnectionsSeptember 7, 2021
Give yourself a little positive boost today. These things will help us to develop ourselves as productive beings. There are certain areas of life we need to cultivate and others we need to leave behind us. As you look at the activities and conversations you have throughout your day, take a little time to evaluate how these things I am going to talk about work into your life. If they are not something you are currently developing, consider taking some time to build these things in your relationships, inside yourself, and life in general.
Generosity is something you can practice every day. You can give things to others, but giving yourself, your time, and caring is much more valuable. Giving will provide you with a path to find growth and learning. Being generous is also the path to receiving as well. Look at your life and see where you can be more generous with your time and give others the attention they need. Give time, give notice, give love to all areas of your life. The person who will be receiving it is you.
Discipline is another trait you can work on building into your daily life. Be in control of what you say and how you treat other people. All people are capable of causing harm to others with very little thought. Try not to be one of these. Your growth as a positive person should not, in any way, cause damage to others. Develop a sense of consistent learning and appropriate behavior as life gives you the lessons you need to become better than you were yesterday. Every day is an opportunity to stick to the good and let go of the negative, and to be able to do this consistently takes discipline in life, thought, and action. Work to develop this in your everyday life. My definition of discipline is doing what needs to happen to the best of your ability every time it needs to happen. Practice this in all areas of your life.
Patience is a different sort of learning experience. It’s human nature to want it all and want it now, but that experience may overwhelm you and not allow for an appreciation of any part of an experience. Let all things evolve at their speed and in their own time. By enabling each item to grow and develop as it needs, we allow an opportunity to appreciate that thing and a chance to grow from experiencing it. Growth is the opposite of forcing things, allow the moments to be the moments they are, enjoy the process. Let things develop as they should. Pushing your agenda in life always leaves you empty-handed. Set a goal, ask for what you want, then let it grow as it should.
Acceptance of ourselves, others, and life’s situations is another key area we can develop. We all must give away our thoughts of perfectionism, which is always a lie someone else has told you. Instead, focus on the truth of who you are and the quality that exists in every moment. What is perfection but a created thought of the desired outcome? In other words, how we perceive a situation should play out. But who is to say what is best for us? What is the learning we need? Let go of the need for perfection and embrace the quality that naturally exists in every moment. There is a beauty in the imperfection and power there too. Allow all things to be perfectly imperfect. In this imperfection, we can find ourselves and appreciate the matrix that is life.
Use your mind rather than letting your brain use you. Or worse yet, letting someone else do your thinking for you. Control is gained by learning to relax and allowing your thoughts to flow. You are not identifying with any of them in particular but noticing each as they pass you by on their way. To think this way is meditation, and with practice, it can calm you physically and improve your mental capacity.
Most importantly, control of your mind will allow you to exist in this moment, which is the only thing you have. Thoughts of the past and future are all fantasy, created in our minds. The present moment is the only one we can live in and learn to embrace and enjoy it. Connect with the things in your life right now.
Cultivate your most powerful asset, your thoughts. This growth occurs just like tending a garden. The activities you participate in, the ideas you think, and the actions you willingly participate in will allow for the appearance of the backyard of your mind. Most people never realize how they are creating their existence and experience, primarily based on the tenor of their thoughts. Keep your mind open to experiencing new paths of positive experience. All of our feelings will result in an emotional response, and those responses will be charged with positive or negative energy. Positive energy will pick you up, and the negative will take you in the other direction.
These are all things you can add to your life today if you need a little positive boost. Who wouldn’t want that?
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”
“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”
“A great attitude becomes a great day, which becomes a great month, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.”