Kindergarteners laugh an average of 300 times per day. Adults an average of just 17 times per day. But nothing got any less funny since you were in kindergarten, if you look at it the right way. Indeed, things only got funnier.
Create an abundance of laughter experiences in your life. Watch funny movies, hang out with funny people, read funny motivational quotes, listen to comedians in your car, make stupid faces at yourself in the mirror. Nothing could be healthier.
Have you ever looked at a newborn baby and thought, “This baby is such a major jerk?” Of course not. Babies, along with many of those on the brink of death, are the human beings closest to the good and perfect spirit at the core of all of us.
Whenever it feels like someone’s words or actions are irritating or harming you, if you ever feel disgust or hatred for another, try to open your eyes wider to see them as the newborn they still are. The rust and crust of years and decades of unrecognized and unresolved emotions may have layered upon that newborn, making him or her confused, annoying, mean, or malicious, but always try to see the newborn.
This is no excuse to enable their words or actions if indeed they are offensive or destructive, nor an excuse for you not to work toward positively countering their words or actions if that is what you know you must do.
But first, it will help you make sure you aren’t giving their words and actions more power over your heart, your mind, and your actions than they deserve. Second, it will help you keep seeing people and the world for what they are, which is flawed in their transitory sense, but beautiful and perfect in their essence.
This will make all the difference in how you act, versus react, in this world.
If I could take your consciousness, and the things you currently spend your energy on doing, and the way you currently think and respond to things, and drop that you into any other living human being, do you really believe you would be any more or less happy in their body and circumstances than you are in your own?
Consider that deeply. What does it mean?
Aside from those who are so desperately poor that they may be hungry every day and have no roof over their head, there is no correlation between wealth and happiness. Studies confirm this, and I have worked extensively with both those financially poor and rich, and I second those studies. Lottery winners who end up far more miserable after winning than before have become a cliché.
Slow down and take the time to become aware of yourself, and therefore of your real goals. Know what you are willing to spend your real most precious resource – your energy – on.
Will you spend it chasing after external illusions of change and comfort like money, mates, and mansions, only to be exponentially frustrated if and when you get them but feel no greater (and likely less) peace and joy for it?
Or will you spend it on building your wisdom and clearing through the emotional barriers like fear, anger, and guilt that are the only thing preventing you from recognizing and doing what you are meant to, from meeting who you are meant to meet, and from allowing what is meant to come into your world to come in … so that you can experience the wealth of peace and happiness already inside you?
You don’t lack anything. The more you struggle against this truth, the more people and the world seem to close to you and the more miserable you feel. The more aware of this truth you strive to become, the more the wealth of people and the world opens to you.
You are a miracle. This life is remarkable, and you have remarkable gifts inside you – various forms of beautiful brilliance - to give to other lives.
You are amazing.
Motivational Thought #11: From Me to You
Always remember that you are loved.
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