I do not believe we understand the power of our minds. The brain is a fantastic organ. Its ability to change our reality is unprecedented. I don't think we have come close to understanding all we have control over.
Do you want to be happy? Do you want to feel happiness in your life? Do you have struggles? Do you have heart aches? Do you believe you can only be happy on days you don't feel the struggles, trials, pains? If this is your thought process, then you don't really believe or understand the power that lies within you.
I recently read something that made me stop and really take a look at the ability we have to create our happiness, even among the trials, stress and pains. What I read was in the context of someone who has suffered from situations outside of their control. The author then stated, "Some people are getting too great a psychological benefit from their wounds to will themselves to be healed. They have incorporated the injury into their identity and do not know who they are without it. You can hear this when a person says, 'my cancer' or 'my rape' or 'I am an incest survivor'." Alison Armstrong
At times of struggle is WHEN we can use our minds to WILL us to greater heights. When things are going well and you feel good, relationships are good, and life seems to be running fine, its easy to move forward with a smile on your face and embrace all that life is offering you. But what about the times of trials, sickness, frustrations, and weakened relationships? What about then? Do we just succumb to the struggles and allow THEM to dictate what we believe? What we are? What I AM?
I believe full heartily that it is during those times that our belief becomes a power that can alter our state. The pain may still be there, but it isn't the focus. It isn't dictating who I will be or how I will feel or what I am. Life is too short to wallow in struggles, trials and pains. On days we are down, we should acknowledge the moment, give ourselves a moment to breathe and catch our breath, and then stand up, look forward, and choose to believe in a better I AM. Focus on the good. Reach out for the positive. Remember you are what you believe you are. It is during times of struggle that we have to CHOOSE to consciously believe in a better I AM.
"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."