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Today seems like a great day to talk about every one of us having a happy, beautiful life.
And I want you to know, right now, that my philosophy is simple and it says I believe you are an amazing, unique, beautiful individual with the most amazing gifts and talents that you might not even be aware of yet.
I truly believe it is your God given right to live a beautiful life every flipping, beautiful, wonderful day. And me too.
So how to get there?
I’ll begin with yesterday, when we went for a sunset walk on the beach.
My Darling One and I and my trusty camera.
And yes, this has everything to do with a philosophy for a beautiful happy life because it determines how a simple photographic principle can be applied to everything, even something as large as Life with a capital L.
I’m probably one of the worst photographers in the world and as for editing…nope not great at that either. Probably even worse.
But regardless of all that, the sunset was beautiful. And that little dot on the left hand side is a dolphin, not someone’s head. You’ll just have to take my word for it!
And despite my lack of photographic and editing expertise, it was an awesome sunset. And despite my limitations, I still think that the word beautiful describes it well. Don’t you?
Talking of editing expertise
I may not be the greatest at editing photos, but I’ve had loads of experience with editing life. Which when you think about it, is probably a touch more important in the larger scheme of things.
Let me explain.
If you’ve never heard of this or haven’t tried it, I’d like you to give it a whirl. It’s an easy way to begin heading towards that glorious life that you so deserve.
Here’s a simple way to begin editing your life.
Each evening, run through the day in your mind’s eye. You’ll discover you see mostly images along with the thoughts that connect to the experiences of your day.
Then every little thing you come across that you didn’t like, or didn’t feel good about, or left you feeling less than in any way, or unhappy, you ditch it.
You switch it for something better. For instance say you had an argument with someone and it didn’t feel good.
See it in your mind’s eye as you bring it to mind and switch the experience to something better. Maybe you both had a laugh about something, see yourself laughing and feeling good.
Will this change the experience? Nope. But what it will do is change the energy that you carry forward to tomorrow.
Because today’s energy becomes part of your future. And because you, beautiful one, are in the middle of manifesting a future that is greater than today, you want to take the highest and greatest vibration of energy into your tomorrow.
I read a quote by Erich Sauer, who was a German theologian.
Not that it really matters who he is, because what he said was invaluable: ‘The direction of a man’s thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind’.
And this my lovelies is a great thing to know, because this is where we can make another difference. Remember when we don’t like something, we get to change it.
If negative thinking isn’t bringing you beauty and joy in life, and it’s unlikely that it will, then it needs to be handled.
Absolute elimination of negative thinking might not be possible for any of us, and we might not be able to stop it from happening.
But we can find techniques to redirect it.
And here’s one that I sort of picked up along the way and altered it to fit me. And please don’t forget, you get to alter anything I write to fit you too.
I was having a hard time. My mind was on a negativity loop of re-runs that not only didn’t feel good, but left me feeling positively miserable.
Life doesn’t come with instructions. Though it would be great if it did, wouldn’t it?
But sometimes we have to take the bull by the horns and remind ourselves we are here NOW and no matter the past, our future, yours and mine, is a clean slate and we don’t want to muddy it with negative thoughts when can do something about it.
What I decided to do was similar to editing my life. I was going to redirect the energy of the negative thought and feeling and switch it around with a positive one.
The next time my mind returned to the negative reruns, sharing unhappy images and thoughts, I pictured a new more beautiful image in the corner of the negative image, smaller, but there.
Then I felt a happier feeling and switched the images around, making the small, feel-good image bigger and the negative, rotten-feeling one teeny tiny.
And then I switched them about again and again.
I was conditioning my mind, training it to move along the new tracks I wanted it to run along. I was taking back control of my mind.
After a few back and forwards, I sent the old negative image off into oblivion.
And should you wish, you can do this too. You have the capacity to create your happy life as you redirect those negative thoughts and feelings.
My Final Philosophical thoughts
We get caught up in life and it’s easy to forget that our thoughts are real forces, creating a vibration of energy which attracts our experiences, both the lovely and not so lovely.
To have a more beautiful life it’s necessary to remember that we live in two worlds… simultaneously. The inner and the outer. And the blessings and beauty we experience are a result of our inner world.
And it’s the same for the less than lovely experiences.
The key is to remember neither happiness, or confidence, or bliss exist in the outer world and that all the beauty and happiness you seek is present within, if you can only notice it..
So let’s stop being hypnotized by this outer world. Taking events, conditions and experiences and running them around and around in our inner world, creating a self-perpetuating negative cycle.
Remember to stop wasting your time being upset about something you can’t change. Instead try a little editing and redirection and you’ll discover you were free to think whatever thoughts you wanted all along.
And you can think independently of, and beyond what the outer world suggests. You can think of anything you want. The only limits are those we place upon ourselves.
This is where to start. Choose your thoughts and make them beautiful, regardless of what you see or hear, or even believe.
Not just in this moment, but in as many moments as you can and you’ll begin to live a happier, more beautiful life.
Not certain about this? That’s okay, just try it and see. Oh…and then please share. All stories of beautiful experiences gratefully received.
Thank you so very much for reading and sharing…and for continuing to welcome me into your world.
I hope this article inspires you to believe deep your heart that you can, that you deserve to, live the most joyful, beautiful, wonderful life you can dream of.
Meanwhile encourage one another.
With so much love,