“What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.”–Robertson Davie
People go through their whole lives chasing everything in the material world, and they fail to discover the greatest treasure of all, which is within them. Shut your eyes to the outside world. Direct your thoughts and words to the inside of you. Within you is the key to all the treasures in the world.
When I woke up this morning I was overwhelmingly grateful to be alive! Happy simply because I am living, breathing, moving, seeing, hearing, talking, thinking, and feeling. The reason why I woke up in such gratitude is because I went to sleep thinking back through the great things of the day and being grateful for each one. As a result of my gratitude, today was a day that countless impossibilities had manifested. It is that easy. So how about you? Are you grateful to be breathing, living, moving, seeing, hearing, talking, thinking and feeling? Are you grateful to be alive?
If your life is going along swimmingly then it is very easy to be in Joy. During those times your Joy is most likely a reaction to the good times. But the magnificence and the power that you really have within you will be seen when you can be in Joy during difficult times. It is then that you will see the true power that you have within you, because as you hold to Joy, you will shift all the energies of the Universe, and your life, your world will change.
Many people say they know it’s important to be positive, but if they don’t live it, they don’t really know it. When you know it, you live it. You walk the talk! It’s so easy for us to say words, and it’s much harder to be the example of those words. So how do you walk the talk of what you know? There’s only one way, and that is to practice it! When you practice, eventually you become the walking, talking example of positivity. And you will inspire everyone around you, because your life will be utterly magical.
Difficult times are the greatest opportunities in disguise. When we face difficult times we have to put in determined work to get ourselves into Joy. But let me tell you, when you can get yourself into Joy despite what is happening around you, your life will change. In addition, as you become Joy in difficult times you are becoming the master of your emotions, the master of your life. Difficult times are your greatest opportunity to wonderful new beginnings.
Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance. Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others.