Warrior Wednesday

A Warrior Sees the Positive Side of Life

A Warrior sees the positive side of life.

“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” – Dalai Lama

I have been working on staying positive for ten months or more – off and on for years really.  Even if all this effort I find that on some days I need to fight to be positive because it’s easy to fall prey to negative thinking.  However, playing negative thoughts in your mind, like a movie, only brings pain.

Negative thoughts drain you… keep you from being in the present moment,  The more you give into negative thoughts, the stronger they become.  Think about it.  Why do that to yourself?  I like the image of the rolling snowball… it starts small and as it continues to roll it gets bigger and bigger, and faster and faster.  One negative thought turns into a huge, speeding ball of yuck, ready to crush you. Stress!

In contrast, a small positive thought can have the same blossoming effect… growing bigger and bigger, and more and more beautiful.

A Warrior sees the positive side of life!

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When we start having negative thoughts, it’s hard to stop them.  So much easier said than done!  But it’s the only way if you are planning on avoiding a path of unnecessary pain and frustration.

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I usually need to start with focused breathing when tempted by negative thoughts.

I practice smiling more.  Smiling helps to change your mood and relieves stress.  Besides, did you know it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown?  It easier!

Surround yourself with positive people!

Avoid playing the victim.  You create the life you want!  Take responsibility!

Get out of yourself and help someone else!  Take the focus off you.  Do something nice for someone else.

Let yourself move forward.

Make a gratitude list… being grateful helps you focus on the “have’s” not the “have nots.”

Read up lifting literature.  I like to read my scriptures.

Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become your character.

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

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Stay positive!

A Warrior sees the positive side of life!

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