It’s bumper to bumper traffic on the 405 freeway, in your mind, and you are at a standstill. You feel like you are in a parking lot rather than a freeway. The exhaust is strong and your air conditioner is broken. You cannot take it much longer. It feels as if you have been on this freeway, stuck, most of your life. Help!
Most of us have felt that way, at sometime or another in our lives. There is a way out! In our minds, hearts, and souls there exists other highways, side streets and pleasant neighborhoods. We just have to breathe and become patient, and then take the nearest exit to get out of the mental traffic in our minds!
As Albert Einstein so eloquently states, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". We need to get out of the traffic jams in our minds and ask for help. Do something different, and mix it up a little bit! Maybe we need to seek professional help, take the day off and sit at the river’s edge. Or simply light a candle, sit still and listen for the answer.
Usually, the traffic jam is a pattern of living and thinking that has created deep grooves in our thought patterns. We need to get off the same highway, and shake it up. Do something different in order to get different results.
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As I wait for the barista to pour my green tea, a former neighbor approaches me and immediately starts to complain about his life. He mentions that he now has to pay $1,400 a month for a tiny apartment in the Marina, and drives for Uber. He oozes misery and unhappiness.
As I walked towards the ocean sipping my green tea, I reflected on this man’s plight.
The first thing that ran through my mind was how ungrateful he was for what he has. His “nightmare” might seem like a fantasy life to a lot of other people on the planet. I bet millions, even a billion people would love to live by the ocean, have a warm place to live and earn a pretty good living while working for themselves.
The second thing that ran through my mind is, if he wants to better his situation, he needs to start by changing his outlook. Like the late spiritual teacher Wayne Dyer used to say, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Remember that positive breeds positive and negative breeds negative. When you have a sour disposition around what you are manifesting, you will only attract more unfortunate predicaments. Finding something (ANYTHING) positive is how you start moving in the right direction.
It’s your choice whether you want to see your life as amazing or insufferable. YOU choose.
Sure, it’s tough to get up every day for a difficult job, but at least you have one. Your kids can scream and present you with all kinds of challenges, but you wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. Your family, your friends, the people you love can really test you at times, but imagine life without them?
Everything is YOUR perception. Do you look at your life as a fantasy or a nightmare? Someone outside, looking in, would give anything to have your life. Do you want to brag or complain? Do you want to bless or curse? It’s up to you.
Just remember that what you feed, grows stronger.
Thank you for reading and sharing if you enjoyed it. Namaste.
Registered Yoga Instructor Certified Life Coach