Do you feel that your negative thoughts are holding you back from being happy in life? You’re about to discover HOW you can still live HAPPILY when things don’t go your way….even if your life is filled with conflict and turmoil right now…and you can’t see a way out.
Are you a SLAVE to your circumstances? What I mean is, do you let ups and downs of life control how you feel inside? If you do, don’t worry…you’re not alone.
Most people believe that it is events that happen in your life that make you feel a certain way. For instance, you get a promotion…you feel good. A plane crashes…you feel bad. But what if that promotion added a significant amount of pressure to your job which made each day more stressful than next? And what if plane that crashed was an unmanned test plane built to save thousands of lives?
Despite what you may have heard, events themselves have NO MEANING. It’s true. It is not events (the things that happen) around you that control how you feel. It’s something else entirely.
If circumstances in your life are not what make you feel good or bad, then WHAT DOES?
If you’re thinking…..“my mother in-law”…bzzzzz…sorry, that’s not it either. It is NOT people in your life OR events that happen around you that control way you feel.
Instead, answer is…YOU. Only YOU have power to control your feelings. I’ll prove it….
Imagine you’re laying in a hammock on vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful day and there’s a slight breeze. It’s just right temperature and nothing could make day any more perfect. Then suddenly you get a call on your cell phone from your boss with news that a major corporation has just bought out your employer and hired a completely new staff…leaving you without a job!
Immediately your imagination becomes flooded with thoughts of your endless search for a job. You picture bill collectors ‘knocking at your door’ demanding last months mortgage payment and bank coming to repossess your home! And so on, and so on…until almost instantly you start to feel nauseous.
Did you read that last part about when you start to FEEL nauseous? What’s happening in reality is you’re sitting on beach enjoying your vacation….but what’s happening in your imagination is a series of negative images or ‘pictures’ caused by this sudden turn of events.
Now how could that be? If events around you control way you feel…then how could you feel so miserable when in REALITY, you’re laying in a hammock on a beautiful beach?