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I have a powerful new addiction. Not the usual run of the mill addiction to food, alcohol, drugs or…name your own poison.
My addiction is to feeling great. I love it, I want more of it, I can’t and won’t live without it. As soon as I wake up in the morning I’m looking for it…and don’t stop till I find it and I’m willing to search under the bed, in my drawers, even though I can’t find anything in there at the best of times. Sound pretty much like an addiction to you? I do believe the correct answer is ‘yes Elle.’ And yes, I would search online if I thought it might help.
A fellow countryman and statesman of yore said:
[success] This is an age in which the mood decides the fortunes of people rather than the fortunes decide the mood. ~ Winston Churchill[/success]
So true. My good friend Jennie heard from her boss the other day that she was doing such a great job that he was giving her a new role, she was to be a supervisor and get a substantial increase in salary. Woa…she was thrilled. She felt wonderful for the rest of the day.
Later, she met some friends for a drink to celebrate and someone asked if she’d been sick, since she looked pretty awful. Boo hoo. That left her not feeling so great.
What’s up with that? She’s at the mercy of every situation and every remark thrown her way, in fact Jennie has no control over her moods at all. They come and go at the whim of all that happens in her life and we all know how that’ll work out. She’s allowing her fortunes to determine her mood. Hmm the opposite of what dear old Winnie was advocating.
Our moods are our daylight dreams, since every ounce of progress we make towards our heart’s desires is through the use of our imagination and feeling. What we ‘feel’ we are, dominates what we might like to be. And if allowed to, our feelings are able to dominate what everyone else tells us.
If we want to be successful, in anything, we have to envelop ourselves in the feeling of success. Doesn’t much matter if it’s success in business, at school, in love, in life in general. Choose the overall mood that resonates with whatever it is you want. Slip it on, like a comfortable pair of shoes and don’t take it off, no matter what. Never mind what anyone else thinks or says or believes. Stick with it kiddos.
Grab hold of the feeling that would be your’s if your life was great. What does it feel like to you. Would you wake up in the morning and not want to get out of bed, because it’s all such a blooming struggle. Not on your nellie. Would you be impacted by what other’s said to you, or of you. Heck no.
Our fate isn’t predestined, well it sort of is…but only by us. It isn’t chance or accident that’s responsible for what happens in our world. We are the author of our fortune or even our misfortune and we do it all through the medium of our feelings, or our moods.
If we focus on regret, if we focus on failure, if we focus on what might have been, we are resigning ourselves to the cosmic rubbish dump of left overs. All the stuff no-one else wants. Although truth be told My Darling One is a fan of leftovers…especially cold pizza.
I’ve learned that if I pay attention to my moods I can pretty much predict the sort of day I’m going to have, and the people that I’ll meet. Which is why I’ve become addicted to feeling good. Why I want to start my day in the best mood I possibly can. I’m just not that into left overs.
Encourage one another.