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How To Find The Good In Life

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“The more you focus on the positive instead of getting sucked down by the negative, the more energy you’ll have to help and the more light you’ll bring to situations that soberly needs it.”- Jen Sincero

When you are positive, when you focus on positive things in your life, more positive things will come to you. Focus on what is going well for you, not on what is not going well. Focus on what you have, not what you don’t have. Focus on your strengths, not on your weaknesses. You have a lot of things to be happy for. For example, you are alive. Isn’t that enough to be grateful for?

“Do good to others, that will protect you against evil.”- Abu Bakr

Life is for you to enjoy. Do not use it to worry about negative things. Yes, you cannot live your life without negative things, without negative thoughts, without negative people. You can’t live without them. They are everywhere. But do not let what they do get into your head. Some are going to be nice to you. Others are not going to be nice to you. Whether they are nice to you or not, it is your own responsibility to take care of yourself, of your body, of your mind, and your soul. Treat yourself with love. Focus on what you can do. Focus on what you can change, not what you cannot change. Give yourself love. Create your own sacred place to nuture your soul. You need it. Do not be too hard on yourself. If you fail, do not be too hard on yourself. Learn from it. Because beating yourself up won’t make the situation better.

“Good deeds remain good, no matter whether we know how the world was made or not.”- Felix Adler

No one is perfect. Beating yourself won’t change anything. It is okay to make mistakes. Whether you are doing well or not, celebrate what you have, what is going well for you, where you are. Do not focus on other people. Do not compare yourself to others. Do you know why it is bad to always compare yourself to others? Because when you focus on others, you are not in charge of your life anymore. What other people are doing is now in charge of your life, of your future. If you love your future, you must stop. Other people have their problems. They are going through things. You don’t know where they are going. You don’t even know what they have. And you don’t even know what they are going through in their lives. Focus on you. You are good enough for you. You are good enough for your soul. If you want to enjoy your life, you must stop comparing yourself to others. If you do, you will enjoy your life.

Chris Michael says, “When you stop trying to be like others or to be accepted by them, you are on the road to full ownership of your own true character. When your primary interest is in expressing who you are instead of mimicking someone else, you are on the path to self-acceptance.” Positive people focus on themselves. Positive people focus on what they can do. They are not interested in what other people are doing. They don’t compare themselves to others. They live their lives. If you want to live your life, you must stop trying to be like other people.

How To Find Your Inner Peace

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“I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.”- William Shakespeare

“Being takes you beyond the polar opposites of the mind and frees you from depending on form. Even if everything were to collapse and crumble all around you, you would still feel a deep inner core of peace. You may not be happy, but you will be at peace.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Peace is to be found only within, and unless one find it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.”- Ralph Waldo Trine

“To be at one with God is to be at peace.”- Ralph Waldo Trine

If you want to make peace with yourself, you have the power to do it. You have the power to change your life. You have the power to change your thoughts. You have the power to change the people you hang out with. You have the power to change what you do every day. You have the power to love yourself. You have the power to direct your life.

So if you want to live in peace, start living your values. It is not enough to say what your values are. It is not enough. If you want people to follow you, if you want others to see you as a leader, you must live your values. If you believe in love, live it. If you believe in hard work, live it. If you believe in life, live it. If you believe in happiness, live it. If you believe in passion, live it. If you believe in yourself, live it. Whatever you believe in, it is not enough to just say it, live it.

Deepak Chopra says, “You must learn to get in touch with the inner most essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, mystery, and enchantment.” Believe it or not, if you really mean business, if you really want to make peace with yourself, with your life, with your work, you must connect with your “inner most essence of your being.” Why is that? Because that is where you live. That is where you belong. And that is where everything is happening.

That is where you are. And if you want to live in the present, you must connect with your inner world. You must connect with your heart. Listen to your heart. Forget about what the world is telling you to do. What the world is telling you to do is not important. What is important is what you want to do for yourself. What is important is what you want to do to change your life. Do not get me wrong. It is important to listen to other people, but you must follow your heart. If not, you are not going to achieve your goals. And you have got to be patient with yourself.

Be patient. When it comes to making peace with yourself, with your soul, with your life, with the people around you, you must be patient with yourself. It is important. You must accept what is happening in your life right now. You must accept what you have right now. You must be willing to change the direction of your life. And you must open your heart to the moment, to what is happening around you, to what you are hearing, to what you are seeing, to what you are doing, even if you are not comfortable with it.

When you do that, you will have fun. You will enjoy your life. You won’t allow your past issues to steal your present away from you. Richard Carlson was right when he said, “We allow past problems and future concerns to dominate our present moments, so much so that we end up anxious, frustrated, depressed, and hopeless.” Do not do that to yourself. Wherever you are, be there. Because now is the only time you have to change your life, to make peace with yourself.