Monday, September 26, 2011
MY LIFE IS MINE SO IS IT FOR EVERYONE :)
I found a really good article about how to own your own life. While other writers often wrote about the recipes of life, this one is different. The author said that there's no secret recipe for happiness. I agree that we must be able to choose our own path of life. It's not about right or wrong but choosing the best path that we will take. The article also explains about the ups and downs of life which are very normal. Every once in a while we will face the ups and downs of life. What does it mean? It means that we must be able to find the reason behind everything. My fave statement of the article is when the author mention about life difficulties: "You must learn to observe life’s complexities through the eyes of a child seeing everything for the first time".
Making Life Yours
- Perception -
There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The individuals who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love, success, and prosperity. Such people have, however, been blessed with the ability to take the circumstances they’ve been handed and make them into something great. Our individual realities are colored by perception—delight and despair come from within rather than without. Situations we regard as fortuitous please us while situations we judge inauspicious cause us no end of grief. Yet if we can look at all we have accomplished without dwelling on our perceived misfortune and make each new circumstance our own, the world as a whole becomes a brighter place. A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize and unearth the hidden potential for personal and outer world fulfillment in every event, every relationship, every duty, and every setback.
The universe is often an unpredictable and chaotic place, and the human tendency is to focus on the negative and assume the positive will care for itself. But life can be no more or no less than what you make of it. If you are working in a job you dislike, you can concentrate on the positive aspects of the position and approach your work with gusto. What can you do with this job that can turn it around so you do love it. When faced with the prospect of undertaking a task you fear, you can view it as an opportunity to discover what you are truly capable of doing. Similarly, unexpected events, when viewed as surprises, can add flavor to your existence. By choosing to love life no matter what crosses your path, you can create an atmosphere of jubilance that is wonderfully infectious. A change in perspective is all it takes to change your world, but you must be willing to adopt an realistic, hopeful mind-set.
To make a conscious decision to be happy is not enough. "You must learn to observe life’s complexities through the eyes of a child seeing everything for the first time." You must furthermore divest yourself of preconceived notions of what is good and what is bad so that you can appreciate the rich insights concealed in each stage of your life’s journey. And you must strive to discover the dual joys of wanting what you have. As you gradually shift your perspective, your existence will be imbued with happiness and contentment that will remain with you forever.