What are you discovering, uncovering about yourself these days?
As the earth turns, as summer rolls by, as good news and bad news come and go from the world around us…. what are you seeing about yourself? How are you changing? Isn’t that the duty and purpose of our existence as human beings? To at least keep changing and growing ourselves with sincere effort to evolve into the best people that we can be?
In Ilchi Lee’s newest book, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years, he’s got some great passages on the topic of self-cultivation. He says that, “Continuously thinking good thoughts, acting on those thoughts, and moving your body and mind are all self-development…Being able to smile more often, overlooking the mistakes of others with a smile, telling someone more easily that you love them, and being true to yourself – these are also the results of self-development.”
Even as I type that here, I find myself breathing out with a sigh of great relief. Isn’t it such good news? It’s even the smallest things that we shift in life – just breaking out of the mold of our old habits the slightest bit- that makes us feel proud of ourselves and our brains start to produce positive messages.
I love the above quote. Simple but true. It makes me thing of another thing that Ilchi Lee always says: Good news makes a good brain. This is one of the key principles of how to have a healthy, optimal-functioning Brain Operating System. Just as negative information is like toxic poison for our spirit, which then slowly seeps into our minds and bodies affecting our health, positive messages become medicine for us!
So right now, at this very moment, whatever issue of life that you may be struggling with, take a moment to pause, breathe out, and encourage yourself with a positive, hopeful thought about it. Feel how your energy shifts as you do so, and you will find your mind and body relaxing. You are now leaving the Fight or Flight mode and entering Rest and Digest. The power to give ourselves good news is IN OUR HANDS. Let’s use it to make ourselves better humans. As we all know, the world definitely needs us all to be better and better humans 🙂