December 2: Looking Good vs. Being Good

I spent most of my earlier life wanting to look good.  I was raised to believe this was extremely important.  I was also taught to be good, but the way my young mind perceived things back then, the main take-away lesson was that looking good was the most important thing.  My young mind told me I had to be perfect, which was always impossible, so since I couldn’t be perfect, I felt I had to act and look like I was.  It was a low-vibrational, inauthentic way to live that resulted in unhappiness.  Later, I found out that continuous progress, and the pursuit of it, would ALWAYS suffice, and that perfection wasn’t ever supposed to be the goal.  Later, I would learn that our very best is good enough, and that when we consistently do our best, our best consistently gets better.

I heard, many times, “The way you dress, act, and look, reflects directly upon me!  You had better act right!”  Many of us heard this from our parents while growing up.  I took it to heart.  This led me to believe that I needed to look good, always.  Sometimes, this led me to pretend I was better than I was, or even spotlight the failures or weaknesses of others in order to make myself look better.

Later in life, I have realized that being good is far more important, beneficial, and valuable, than looking good.  Being cool is far better than just looking cool.  Being intelligent is far better than looking intelligent.  One of these things is shallow, the other is a deeply developed, beneficial, valuable characteristic.  There is something magical that happens within us and to our personal beliefs about the self when we live authentically and honestly.  Don’t misunderstand me.  I agree that first impressions count.  We have all heard the old adage, “Dress to impress,” or, “Dress for the job you want.”  Our outward appearance will signify to others the level of care, acceptance, love, and discipline we think we are worth, but it isn’t the whole story.

I am now starting to believe that being good brings with it certain, unseen, powers.  Being good starts with thinking good.

Our life is the opportunity to create art through self-expression.  What better way to create art than by becoming, progressing, improving, expanding who we are, and evolving, just a little bit, each and every day?

WE, as individuals, can be our best and most beautiful creations.

When we are, “goodinthehead,” we are good in and at our lives.  When we are able to consistently have and practice things like knowledge, strength, self-empowerment, wisdom, inspiration, discipline, and motivation, things tend to fall into place for us.  The stars seem to align, and everything seems to come to us effortlessly and easily.  Everything simply unfolds as it needs to for our greater good, when we let it, by doing our best and allowing it to be enough.  That which we consistently focus on, grows and expands in our lives, exponentially.  The content we allow into our minds each second, each minute, and each hour of every day, and what we choose to focus on and allow to occupy, and repeat in, our minds, is of the utmost importance.

Every thought we think creates a chemical and hormonal reaction in our brains and affects how we feel, interact, and create.  Every bite of food we eat and everything we drink creates a chemical reaction in our bodies and alters our energetic, magnetic, and vibrational state.  Our minds and bodies are tools, a vehicle driven by our souls, to grow, evolve, and manifest a higher level of consciousness, frequency, thought, health, vibrational, and magnetic reality.  Each day is an opportunity for us to create and manifest a better version of who and what we were yesterday.

The opposite is also true.  Based upon our decisions and what we choose to think about, focus on, talk about, eat, and drink, each day may also be an opportunity to destroy ourselves just a little more than we did the day before.  I did this for years.  I have that time to make up for.  Discipline creates more freedom, good health, true wealth, pleasure, and enjoyment, than neglect ever will.

Is what we are thinking, focusing on, saying, doing, and ingesting, going to empower us and help us grow, improve, expand, and evolve, or is it going to slowly and consistently destroy us?  Are these things raising our vibrational energy levels?  Do they bump us up to a higher level of frequency, resulting in raised amounts of attraction and abundance, or are these things lowering our vibrational energy levels, and thereby lowering our quality of living?

Creating and following an easy but effective daily routine has been the most incredibly helpful tool I have implemented into my life which has helped me the most.  This morning routine centers me, empowering me to refocus on what is truly important to me.

  We become, more and more, that which we choose to focus on and think about, all day long.  Through consistent, daily meditation and visualization, I believe we can enter into a creative state which will empower and enable us to create and manifest a new and better life each day and be good.  Once we are being good, we are good, and looking good comes easily and naturally.  Looking good is a natural bi-product of being good.

Today I will think of ways I can be good and I will no longer worry about looking good, knowing that if I am focused on being good, looking good will come naturally and easily.  If I have not already, I will work on a personal meditation/visualization practice I can use daily to create my own desired reality.

A few of the best books I have ever read are, THE COMPOUND EFFECT, by Darrel Harday, and SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR WEALTH AND HAPPINESS, by Jim Rohn.  They contain the beliefs, tools, and wisdom, which ANYONE can use, to slowly, surely, constantly, and continuously, grow, expand, and improve.  Type the names of the books into YouTube for a free audio version.  Listening to these books regularly can and will inspire and empower ANYONE to reach for, work towards, and achieve, a greater vision and version of The Self.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our realities.

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