“If your religion teaches hate, you need a new religion.”
The same is to be said about families, friends, clubs, and anyone you hang out with or spend any amount of time with, in my opinion.
Life is too short to focus on the negative, the disempowering, or the harmful. That which we give energy, focus and attention to , grows and expands. Either we choose to be in a creative state, or a destructive state, through the thoughts we think, the words we speak, the actions we take, and the environments we choose to participate in. Each day is a new opportunity to pick one out of a LIMITLESS set of environments, or to even create a new one.
That which we put out into the Universe is returned to us. We choose what manifests itself more prevalently in our lives by what we choose to focus on.. We are literally the creators of our own realities. WE render and project the realities we live, through our habituated perspectives, our beliefs, and our mindsets-all of which can be progressively altered, expanded, and upgraded!
Life is too short to focus on hate, when LOVE is but a thought away…
We don’t have to think away hate. All we have to do is FOCUS ON LOVE. If we think about what we DON’T want, we are still giving that thing our energy, focus, and attention, and so it continues to be nourished, and it grows. When we simply shift our energy, focus, time, and attention to what we DO want, THAT thing will be nourished, fed, cultivated, and will grow and expand.
We can choose to focus and to RE-FOCUS on the kindness, acceptance, generosity, peace, love, and forgiveness in our lives. We can choose to always treat others the way we would like others to treat us.
I have learned through experience that it is important to be careful who we spend our time with, but most of all we must be careful of what we are continuously putting into our mind. We become like those we spend most of our time with, but we really become that which we think about the most.
FOCUS ON LOVE.
I may be incorrect but I don’t think that Jesus Christ was a Christian, that Muhammad was Islamic, or that Buddha was a Buddhist. These were individuals who taught LOVE, and the message resonated with EVERYONE, continuing to do so for centuries. This message, this way of BEING, and this way of living, is available and preferable to us all. It is but a thought away…
Earl Nightingale teaches:
THE SECRET TO SUCCESS, AND THE SECRET TO FAILURE, IS THIS ONE THING:
WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT.
Our thoughts are CREATIONS,
for they become words, actions, characteristics, personality traits, environments, communities, and movements.
Today I will pay particular attention to what I am thinking about and what I am focused on. I will listen to what people are saying and talking about around me and ask myself: “Is the current topic of conversation or are the current reactionary thoughts running through my mind generated by the conversation, going to contribute to a life of kindness, acceptance, generosity, peace, love, and forgiveness?”
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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.