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Affirming or Spurning

Think about the way you react to the interactions and occurrences in your daily life.  Is your overwhelming state of mind one that is positive or negative?  Are you a person that takes a “spurning” attitude in life?  Are most interactions with others a chore and you reject the other person’s opinions or desire to communicate with you?  In other words, do you spurn other’s attempts at interaction with you?  How about how you deal with everyday events in your life?  Are those events a chore, too, and make you wish they would just go away and make life easier, as a consequence?  In other words, do you spurn those events and just want to remain in the status quo?

Well, I’ve got news for you!  If you yearn to spurn, then you won’t learn.  If you won’t learn, then everything in life is a burden.  Change is frightening.  New relationships are limited if not impossible.  Opportunities for personal growth disappear.  In short, life becomes an existence rather than a invigorating experience.

So, what to do?  I say turn your thinking around from spurning to affirming.  By that I mean, train yourself to take a positive outlook on interactions and life’s occurrences.  Either behavior is learned so you can change to either one with a disciplined effort.

But, then you ask, Why?  Simple.  You have one opportunity to get life right.  I didn’t say perfect.  I said right.  To me, “right” means you took advantage of all the opportunities life has to offer.  You didn’t reject them outright.  You weighed each opportunity in light of a positive focus and chose to act accordingly.  Doing so makes life a series of growth experiences rather than a burden of living out your years and slipping negatively into eternity.

Affirm this by repeating it first thing when you get up in the morning and the last thing at night:  I am a good person who chooses to accept life and all it offers with the positive belief that everything happens for a reason and it’s a good one.

And, ultimately it will be!

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