Don’t Let Your Thoughts Be A Barrier To A Happy Life

Our lives are made up of a series of events that present us with paths that are filled with many choices. The choices that we make as we navigate those paths are often the determining factor in what the rest of our life is going to look like. Sometimes, bad choices teach us lessons regarding the things that we should avoid in the future. Other times, good choices help us avoid those paths that keep us from having to endure the bad choices that we make. Everything we do becomes a thought that lives in our head as we navigate our entire life. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the worse.

How we react and deal with those thoughts as they arise, often becomes the catalyst for how we are feeling about life in general. The things that we come to depend on when we are analyzing those thoughts, set the tone for what kind of life we will live. If we use negative thoughts to guide us, the path to a happy life becomes ever more difficult. Alternatively, if we use positive thoughts, the path to a happier life becomes easier.

Let’s compare two people. The first wakes up in the morning and the first thoughts to enter their mind is all the things they don’t have, so they often resent others who may have more. Their day is so full of negative thoughts that they have no room for creating the happy life they desire.

The second person wakes and immediately gives thanks for all the good things in their life. Food, shelter, family and friendship. They begin their day with a mindset that puts them on a much easier path to living a happier life. It doesn’t matter how little of those things they may have, they are just thankful for what they do have. Their day goes in a much different direction.

Although we may believe that we can’t control our thoughts, we definitely can. Every thought we have plays into the determination of just how happy our life can be. No one person or thing can make us happy, that power lies totally within us. How we use that power on those thoughts when they arise will ultimately determine the kind of life we will live.

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