Imagine you’re 80, you just smoked a fat joint, you’re kicking back with nothing but your thoughts, your memories, the life that you’ve lived. Ask yourself, what would you like to think about. What would you like to take to the grave, knowing that you’ve accomplished? Basically ask yourself what memories are worth getting high for?
Now I know what you're thinking. In most cases, there can only be one winner or one team of winners. So, Connor does that make the rest of us losers?? And my answer to that is absolutely not.
The interest in understanding a positive mindset has increased over the years with research highlighting many of its key benefits. Positive imagery, optimism, and positive self-talk are all part of developing a positive mindset, which is crucial in today’s world. While positive thinking is essential to developing a positive mindset, it does not mean that people who have a positive mindset are out of touch with reality or otherwise incapable of acknowledging the difficulty of their current circumstances. They choose to remain positive despite the negativity in their life and this is crucial for multiple reasons.
You know one thing I found out that’s hard in life is having a certain goal that I want achieve but when it comes to knowing how to get there then it’s complicated.
"You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding." Cheryl Strayed.
Happiness and positivity are not about smiling all the time or living in the mountain as a monk.
I have found trying to do everything all at once is a good way to drown. I took a step back this week and asked for a few days to do nothing. I laid my head down on my pillow and slept. I slept for the most part of three days. I found that it did not really help. The exhaustion that I feel goes so much deeper than the physical. My very soul is tired. I look around our crazy world and realize I am not alone, and yet, I am so very alone. The drowning is beyond what I can describe, beyond my own comprehension.
I don't know about you, but I have been watching the world from behind my phone screen and living room window in horror at the unraveling of what we held in our ritualistic hands as reality. The urge to speak up on any public platform that I could get my hands on was and has been comparable to a kick in the gut, but I refrained despite the guilt. Why, you ask? Because it appeared to me that I needed to do something that I noticed most people were not; to practice the pause. We have all witnessed the vicious attacks against each other on social media, confrontations in the supermarket over wearing or not wearing masks, and the massive raking over the coals of endless individuals who simply have different perspectives. Ever heard that quote asking about how you would feel if all the words you spoke were suddenly tattooed on you or something like that? Same principle. But beyond that, I remembered that if you are against something, you should be pro its opposite. The law of attraction only operates knowing that all of your energy is going toward your object of thought, and when charged with emotion, is in hyperdrive. So then comes the pause, the moment to zoom out of the sea of cognitive dissonance and ego and see the big picture. To deliberate on one's words before they are in the ethers permanently. In addition to being careful what you say, the turbulence of societal functions as a whole right now is draining all of us. I am so guilty of sharing self- deprecating meme's or making jokes at my own expense- do not do this! Your mind doesn't know the difference and your words are spells. If you don't feel gorgeous and loving saying it, step back and regroup. This is what I do know- I love all of you and I am going to spend my time conjuring fond thoughts of how we can continue to come together and communicate for a better future. It is absolutely imperative. I believe that what we are going through right now is a massive cleansing and shift for the better and I know that many of you are awakening spiritually. I am here for you. Make time for self care and practice the pause before you create your reality. When you come out the other side eloquent, positive, and open- minded, the future becomes something that isn't so scary.