My personal growth journey started all the way back when I was a teenager and no matter how much I’ve grown, there would always be new sets of challenges to stretch me further.
It was until when I met a wise woman I had clarity about what it means to grow, she was my mentor and she had recently passed away. She said that when we no longer see challenges as challenges and problems as problems and we can be neutral about these challenges, it’s a sign of growth and genuine acceptance.
The steps she taught me were basic and because it was basic, many overlooked the importance of practising them consistently and these basic steps became steps that one could only wish to master because they thought it was not possible for them.
One of the steps is to fill our minds with positivity.
I’ve learnt this since I was a teenager and if I had known how important and essential it actually was when I first knew it, I would’ve held on to positive thoughts like my lifeline. Yes, I use the word lifeline because that’s the cure for most of the suffering that humanity has in this world. Furthermore, there is increasing scientific evidence as to how positive thoughts could significantly impact not only our lives but our health too!
Some of us entertain negativity and negative thoughts and we give ourselves enough reasons and excuses to hold on to those thoughts so we can never be responsible for our lives.
Sure, it is not that easy especially when we’ve spent years dwelling on those unproductive thoughts. The brain has been conditioned to go back to familiar thought patterns each time we experience new challenges or hardships in life.
“Easy for you to say!” I’ve heard people say this to me because people just have the impression that I am immune to problems when in fact, I am transparent about what I went through and until today, I do have my own unique battles to fight and my journey to practice self-mastery is never going to stop and I know that down the pipeline, anything and everything that I feared could happen and in fact, it’s already happened such as the death of both my parents and I just feel that that’s how life is.
Change is a constant.
The only certainty in life is the certainty of death. This is the fact of life and not many can embrace this. How is thinking about death positive? Most people practice positivity in ways that deny the reality of life. Trying to push trials, tests, challenges or struggles away. When we cannot willingly accept life for showing up for us (good or bad), then of course we would feel negative about it.
Being positive is about embracing the existence of your emotions.
Being positive is about observing our thoughts without judgement.
Being positive is having the courage to share our truth without the need to hold grudges.
Being positive is about trusting the universe and what shows up in life is for our greater good.
Being positive is taking action responsibly towards our goals.
Let’s redefine positivity and you will know that there is no such thing as too much positivity.
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