It always seems impossible until it’s done. We have to have faith that the lightbulb will turn on. Without that, the impossible will remain impossible. Have belief in yourself, confidence in your ideas and courage in your pursuits. It doesn’t matter how crazy people think you are – if you put your mind to it, it can be done. And when the impossible becomes possible, that’s when the magic happens. If Thomas Edison had given up at the first sign of the impossible, we never would have had the lightbulb at all.
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castenada
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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world ~ Harriet Tubman
You’ll never lose by digging deep, staying true, not giving up, building character in the crucible of challenge, breathing in, hanging on, and becoming more weighty below the surface than you are impressive above it. ~ Louie Giglio
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Light is always its brightest in the darkness. It signifies hope for better things to come in a time of trouble. But we cannot expect better things to just fall at our feet. To surround ourselves with light, we have to seek it. We actively have to move towards the light, how ever slowly that may be. Because it’s only when we are truly willing to change, that change can actually run its course, whether it be a lifestyle change, a shift in mindset, or a cutting of negative ties. If you want light to come into your life, you have to stand where it’s shining.
Similarly to our bodies, our minds have boundaries, only it is a little more difficult to regulate what we allow our mind to absorb than our bodies. We feed our bodies with certain sustenance, either that which energises us or slows us down, fills us or stuffs us. Our mind is the same; it also needs to be fed with the correct energy to remain positive and clear. And this can be really challenging, because we are highly sensitive to our experiences and environments – that is part of what makes us human.
But it is important to realise and believe that we are still in control of our emotions and mindsets, no matter how uncontrollable the external circumstances are, and we do have choice to feel in different ways. Negative emotions should never be repressed or shamed, but in overwhelming proportions, they can be detrimental. We can make simple decisions to either treat something in a certain way or not allow something to affect us negatively. Consciously make those decisions. An entire sea can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it inside you.
(Image: created myself using picmonkey.com; Painting: flickriver.com)