So many times in life I have felt like a deer caught in the headlights of a car, not able to move. Circumstances and situations would dictate my mood and peace of mind. I felt powerless to do otherwise. You see, I believed that there was something inherently wrong with me.
I have since discovered that I can step away from the car. The headlights of negativity and pessimism no longer need to render me helpless. Now, I can chose to move away from the beam of negativity and to step into the light of positive motion. When I choose positive motion, I find myself led to green pastures and beside still waters.
As the morning sun rises and the day sets its course, I am faced with time. As the seconds and minutes tick away, energy fashions itself around the attitudes that slip into my conscious mind. This energy feeds upon the value that I attach to my experiences. Negativity, if allowed to linger, will invite a dark cloud of suspicion.
Negative energy will also invade my reasoning, creating a pandemic of negative thinking. As it spreads, negativity will slowly encroach on my ability to discern what is good and favorable. I may then find myself melting into an abyss of fear and dread. If I allow negative thinking and pessimism to invade my life, I will find myself believing that I have limited choices. I will feel stuck and victimized by my circumstances. Circumstances will then be seen as a nemesis to my soul rather than as a friend, which can teach me valuable lessons.
On the other hand, if I allow positive energy to determine my attitude, I will be empowered. I will find myself increasingly resourceful and proactive rather than reactive. Solutions will become evident and regret will slip away. I will not allow myself to be stuck in mediocrity or delusion. I will not allow the enemies of my soul — apathy, complacency or neglect — to be alternatives, to living, life to the full. I will be motivated to excel and I will gladly accept abundance.
My attitude will ultimately influence every facet of my life–my spirit, soul and body. My attitude can either be negative or positive. I have the power to make this choice. This decision will define my reality. I am responsible.
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