Todays guest post is by my talented young friend Brett over at daretoexpress.com enjoy 🙂
Too often in our lives, we feel as though we are alone in a river,stuggling to make it upstream. We start to see everything as a struggle, and the world we live in appears to make that thought a reality. On some days, we feel like the world is truly against us. It fulfills Murphy’s famous law that states that, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong,” and it shows itself in many ways during our days.
Perhaps you spill your coffee on yourself in the morning.
Or you go to work, only to find every single one of your coworkers in a bad mood. Or you arrive late to a job interview. Or you have a terrible case of writer’s block.
Or you begin to suspect your friends’ loyalty to you.
If we perceive anything to be negative and affecting us, while not being in control of it, then we think the world’s against us. The lack of control we have over random, often what we perceive to be negative, events, lead us to adopt a mindset where the world, is our enemy. Thus, most things that happen in life appear to conspire against us.
What ends up happening is since we subconsciously “know” that the world is against us, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we think that the world is against us, it appears to be so because our mind pays attention to everything that makes sense to its existing belief structure. That is, when we believe that the world is against us, we only pick out and notice the things that make it seem like the world is, in fact, against us, when it really may not be.
The World Flows With You
You can disarm the belief that the world flows against you by replacing it with the opposite, much more beneficial belief: the world flows with you.
To manifest this belief takes no time at all: all you need to do is open your eyes. Just open your eyes to the way the world works, and choose to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. Decide to approach everything with the mindset of “the world flows with me” and life will take a turn for the better. I guarantee it.
You’ll eventually realize that, no matter what the world throws at you, you can roll with it. The world wouldn’t throw anything your way it knows you can’t handle. Want to know why? Because the world flows with you, not against you. It wants you to do well and be happy – if you choose to be.
You have to make the choice to surrender to the world and pick out the positives. Observe how the people who believe the world flows against them resist it incessantly by complaining. When you believe the world flows with you, you surrender because there’s no reason to resist something that is acting in your favor.
By implementing this simple change in thinking, your mind will always pick out the positives in situations, and minimize the negatives. You’ll feel much more empowered and be less stressed out. Suddenly,things that you were concerned about before the paradigm shift disappear, and life seems much better. You won’t have that sinking feeling in your stomach when you think things are going to go wrong.
Miss the bus? No worries. You can use that time to meditate or talk to some interesting person at the bus stop.
Friends stand you up? You can still go out and make new ones that will probably be cooler than them.
Someone reject you coldly? They obviously weren’t a good match for you if they would be callous like that.
And the list goes on and on in ways that you can observe that the world flows with you, even if you don’t think it does at the time. All you have to do is trust that the world will flow with you, and you’ll always see the positives in everything and everyone. You learn to roll with the punches, and after long enough, you don’t even feel them anymore. Life becomes an endless source of positivity to be savored – as it should be.
It’s just up to you to open your eyes – and your mind – to see it.
Brett Hagberg is a self-actualization blogger who regularly writes at Dare to Express about identity, self- actualization, productivity, health, and a host of other topics. You can follow him on twitter at @bretthimself.