Let’s say you need to get somewhere – what do you do? Do you sit down on a floor to despair that you don’t have a limo with a chauffeur or do you check out all available possibilities and you choose the fastest or the most comfortable one? We do use positive thinking for some limited areas of the life, just another ones we exclude from it. Where we were taught to do this, we get satisfying outcomes, so we keep doing this; where we were not, we don’t, so we don’t get results, so we don’t get motivated to try – something must force us to do it. Love in us does – focusing on lacks, we create a loss; not appraciating what we have, we give it back like a dissatisfied consumer and we stay with nothing – then we can weigh up how much it was important for our feeling well. But again, plunging into grieving is going to create more loss, only appreciating what left can change the situation, although it becomes more and more difficult. If Robinson Crusoe focused on lacks after the shipwreck, he would die and we would say he had no chance to survive; since he focused on using everything he could find, he not only survived, but he recreated his life, uncovering in himself the traits and the skills he had no idea about. We don’t lose things in life because an outer God punishes us for our ingratitude and imperfections; we lose things when we don’t believe in Love in ourselves, when the lacks of self-Love make us seek more and more not to enjoy life, but to get proofs for the self-worth; we lose things we have had to question our negative thinking about self, to acknowledge our power.
All what we have and meet, including tough situations, is not what we would want comparing to others, but it is what we need to uncover in self something that we need to go further, to get happier. Appreciating what we have, we gradually turn each seed into a plantation, like Robinson Crusoe; judging it with discontent, we block its growing and we finally lose it, losing a chance to get a plantation.
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However, there is very little awareness out there about how to take care of our mental health, and this is just as important as our physical health if not more! Most people may think that unless they have been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness, they don’t need to pay special attention to their mental health. This is not true at all!
Every trait we believed we had – just because others told us so – we have mastered, no matter it was a gift, a real predisposition, or an accidental characteristic. We did it, because we believed we could. What we haven’t mastered is what we don’t believe we have ever had – of the same reason, because someone made us see it this way. The power to achieve something comes from faith, but this faith is usually accidental, is borrowed, it just mirrors others’ beliefs, is always limited to some field. Whatever goes well in our lives, is created by the faith in something positive in ourselves; our doubts and fears create the shadows that accompany it. The more we use something that works, the more we are grateful for this, the more we expand it, breaking limits set by others – some part of us joins the divine power, but the other half that we keep closed for Love is like a rebel that distorts and wastes everything.
“I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” (Persian proverb)
As long we allow the mind to search for what we don’t have – to compare and judge ourselves, as long we don’t get a chance to change this situation; we will always see at some point we are worse than others and the awaken fear will keep Love away from this wounded place, blocking the healing, blocking the inner unity that we need to fully join Love/God/Universe. But we can turn off the ego and its fears – we can turn off the thinking based on comparing and judging, we can force the mind to appreciate what we do have, of simple acknowledging we might lose it. Focusing on being grateful for anything we have and anything that happens to us, we treat the whole life – not a detail in ourselves – like a gift, so the whole life starts bringing us the outcomes we have been able to achieve on the very limited field by now.
We are like kids that rebel against their parents of every possible reason just because they think the parents don’t love them. The moment we assume we are loved and gifted, we change the perspective and we start to interpret things in a different way, letting Love in – instead of rejecting it – and joining the divine power. People who are able to be deeply thankful for what they have, to enjoy it without judging and comparing to others become able to be thankful in advance; their faith unites them with the God’s power, so they can heal themselves and others. Making all our thoughts and feelings available for Love, we become Love and we get its power, quite literally.
The only thing that restrains us from making miracles is a thought that we don’t deserve it because of some imperfections of who we are – this way we question God’s Love and perfection, accordingly we can’t use the power we doubt in.