The Idea of happy thoughts
Could it be suggested that power can be found in focusing on happy thoughts? In life we could find that everyday you may encounter various challenges during the course of the week. There could be a number of things that cause you to have feelings of unhappiness, but could situations change depending on how you view them? For example four people could view the same event in four different ways, so the outlook that you have on a situation may in-fact allow the situation to change from a problem into an opportunity. The idea of living in a freezing cold home might be seen as a challenging situation, but on the other hand going on a holiday attempting to climb an icy mountain may be seen as an adventure. In both situations you will be in cold conditions, but they may be viewed in different ways. So this could lead to the idea:
Can the way you view a situation make it happy?
Could it be a fact that you have the power to Change your situation based on the outlook you have towards the situation. How easy or difficult is it to change your outlook on a situation that you face, it could be said that some things may be easier to change than other things. And some challenges may require more effort than other challenges. It has been said by some people we are the creatures of habit, if it is the case that we do things according to habit, then to change your situation may require changing your habit. To break an old habit might require a great deal of effort over a period of time, it could be suggested that it may take 30 days to change some habits.
The Determined Mind
You may find that changing an old habit may change for a few days, but then you could find that you have reverted back to the old habit. So how can you change this pattern. The answer is there is no easy solution, you have to be determined and you need to keep trying. Even when you fail a number of times, but a key is to learn from the failure and make a new plan and try again. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he was able to eventually make the light bulb, so determination is a quality that is important to develop. Just because you have failed a number of times, does not mean you are a failure, it just means you have another opportunity to attempt to succeed.
Working Towards Your happiness
So keep working towards your desire to find happiness. You may even find that happiness may be found deep inside of yourself. An interesting thought is that real happiness may not be in gaining external things, but may be in the act of learning from life. It has been said that you should enjoy the journey and not just focus on the destination. So Could it be a useful idea to look at the things that make you happy and give you great joy? Maybe by deep concentrated thinking you might work out the key to what things make you feel the greatest happiness. What do you think – Thoughts to make you think
MGA Brown (c) Feb 2012
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