“Your life is exactly what and how you think, you are as you are!” Pa’Ris’Ha
Have you ever heard or said the expression – “I’m having a bad day today”? Recently I woke up late and started my day in a rushed manner. Things were being dropped by me and nothing seemed to be going right. Outside it was raining and I wasn’t looking forward to getting all wet as I had to bring a number of heavy bags from my car to the office I would be working at. As I drove to the office where I do chair massage I found myself saying “well I guess I’m just having a bad day today”, it was only 10:00 am. As I set up and was waiting for my client to arrive, I reflected on my statement about having a bad day. Why does the WHOLE day have to be a bad one just because of a few things not going my way in the morning? I’ve heard others make this same statement in many different scenarios. I had to recognize that I have learned as we think so we become. It also occurred to me that if I’m here to do massage therapy who the heck would want to get a massage from a therapist ‘having a bad day’!! I decided in that moment to simply change my outlook and my attitude immediately, ’cause I didn’t want to continue having a bad day, my rushed morning was enough for me. I thought about how many of us have used this expression and, in doing so with belief, decided to struggle through the whole day as we had decreed that it would be. In that instant my mind shifted and it felt like a veil had been lifted off me and my whole out look changed and so did my day.
Interestingly two days later while at my bank I was being helped by the assistant manager and he said to me, as we waited for a slowly reacting computer, that the computers have been slow all day and things weren’t going his way so he guessed that he was just having a bad day today. It was only 12:30 in the afternoon. I pointed this out to him, that his whole day didn’t have to be ruined due to a few unpleasant things happening right now. He had the rest of the day to live and he could choose to change his outlook. He looked surprised at the concept and then seemed pretty happy at the reality of being able to change. He said “ya know, I never thought about it that way, besides I have a party tonight and I don’t want to have a bad time so thanks for sharing that”. I find myself really listening to how I speak and think about what’s going on inside and around me. We can easily get caught up in age old thoughts and beliefs such as this one. But we can just as easily change them into what we truly desire to be experiencing. As the quote I’ve posted above from my Elder Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says: “Your life is exactly what and how you think, you are as you are!” shows me just how true that is and just how we have the power to make our lives what we want them to be. I also agree with the Dali Lama who says:
“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness……..