A new year always seems to be a time of contemplation and analysis. Where are you now? Where are you going? Where would you like to be?
Remember: Your eyes are placed in the front of your head because you are engineered to move forward. This is not a time to look back at past events that brought you pain and hurts or a time to regret some things that have caused you feeling disappoints and frustrates. This is the moment to continue working for your better self (being better than you used to be) and to seize your infinite potential and possibilities.
According to Webster‘s NewWorld Dictionary, contemplation means 1. thoughtful inspection, study etc. 2. religious or mystical meditation 3. expectation or intention. While analysis means 1. a separating or breaking up of any whole into parts, esp. with examination, interralationship, etc. 2. a statement of the results of this process.
Working for the better self isn’t instant, it is a process. If you want to grow and become the best person you can be, you’ve got to be intentional about it… nobody improves by accident.
As they say, like a fine wine, we improve with age and so does wisdom come with age as well. I believe it’s not true, sometimes age comes alone.
Growth is a choice, a decision that can really make a difference in a person’s life. The only way to improve the quality of your life is to improve yourself. There is no sure way to make other people in your environment improve, the only thing you truly have the ability to improve is yourself. And the only way you will grow is if you choose to grow.
In addition, be kind and understanding of yourself. Be especially kind to yourself if you behave in a way that you dislike. Talk kindly to yourself and be patient with yourself. Forgive yourself, and then when you do not act as you want to, use your actions as a reminder of where you are and where you are not. The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.
In order to make positive changes, you, the same thing with me, have to face yourself head on. You have to understand how you elevate and intensify negative situations. The expression of yourself you need to display depends on you. It can be love, kindness, patience etc. Whatever expression of yourself you display with makes you really feel good inside.
Shifting perception works well. If you change your thoughts, actions and words in a positive way, you bring about an incredible shift in your perception of how your life plays out on a day-to-day basis.
Work each day to clear yourself of the two factors that do the most to inhibit our personal transformation: negativity and judgment. The more negative your thoughts, the more likely you are to look exclusively at the physical side of you, and to behave in such a way as to destroy your body as well. It keeps you clogged up just as cholesterol clogs up in artery. Every negative thought is an inhibitor to personal transformation.
Moreover, meditation is a powerful tool, and it is as simple as breathing. Allow yourself time to meditate. You should choose your own style of meditation. Try it. Use your own method. But give yourself the time and quiet space to be alone with the invisible you. Miracles are waiting for you in that spectacular space. Go there, it is truly exquisite.
Take a moment with your eyes closed. Imagine what you can create in your life. You can imagine yourself doing anything. You can have a perfect relationship with your parents and siblings in pure thought. You can be anything, go anywhere, experience all that you want in this dimension of thought. There are no limits to your ability to think.
As St. Paul suggests in Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. [KJV]
This is the place of transformation. This is the place where you can not only live a miracle, but create miracle as well. We can make higher levels of living a regular part of our daily regimen by believing you are a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. We will begin to see miracles occuring simply because we believe in them and expect them to materialize for us. In fact, you will become a miracle worker yourself.
May you walk only in the light. May you find everlasting sense of love in your life. May the year brings you peace, health, comfort, joy, abundance, prosperity, fulfillment and happiness.