To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
”—Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them.
Been off the radar for a much needed break, for a week I was in Barcelona and I’ve just came back, I was made to feel very unhappy sometime ago, and that unhappiness was caused by one person who wasn’t genuine/honest to me or to themselves. Things that comprise my happiness particularly by only ONE person who I would consider close causing unnecessary emotional insensitivity/pain and manipulating situations for their own selfish/jealous gain frustrates me a lot, even at times infuriates me, so my automatic reaction is to do my absolute darnedest to keep pushing on with the positives happening in my life so I don’t dwell, friends and close ones help but you know when it’s just something that only you can genuinely come to terms with within yourself… And thankfully I have, but it was hard.
One thing that got me to that realisation was a simple analogy I made up which made me happy and understand it all, in fact it made me realise why that person shouldn’t even waste my emotional energy — deep as it sounds, in this lifetime or the next.
I was reminded of this analogy when I was at the Barceloneta Beach… I picked up a stone and imagined this person was the stone, then I just threw it in the sea, the stone made a tiny ripple in the water then sunk to the bottom.
A pretty short and sweet reminder to let me know that this person should be so insignificant now, that it really is only that very small stone in my sea, that will eventually sink to the bottom, never allowed to resurface again — unless I dive in the sea looking for that stone which is very unlikely.
There is so much to this world than just one person giving you those negative feelings, and although it hurts, it really isn’t worth those negative feelings consuming you or even allowing them to resurface.