Obviously, when negative or hurtful things happen, it takes a little bit of time before I can stop and try to find what message I am getting from an experience or what good is going to come out of it.
I say “obviously” because, at first, I am too busy being hurt and trying to figure out how to make things go back to the way they were. Also, while in this period, I often tend to be negative. And this is when you can end up like a small piece of paper in the little whirlpool inside the toilet when you flush it: it’s practically impossible to get out. The whirling will drag you down. The secret is not falling into it.
We have a choice. When things don’t go our way, we can get us into self-pity and a negative attitude, or we can adjust to the situation and go ahead and enjoy what life has for us, no matter what happens.
I’ve read somewhere: “The pathway to freedom from negativity begins when we face the problem without making excuses for it”.
Louise Hay, a motivational writer, whose book “You Can Heal Your Life” was always in my hands few years back, explains that “every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. Even your self-talk, your internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought. Your beliefs are merely habitual thinking patterns that you learned as a child, and many of them work very well for you. But other beliefs may be limiting your ability to create the very things you say you want. You need to pay attention to your thoughts so that you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences that you “don’t” want”.
Isn’t this just wonderful? What a great power we have….