If you’re anything like me, you can foresee bad times ahead like a storm. Yet, when it arrives you’re just as surprised that it’s terrifyingly THUNDERING outside. *Is that a tornado I see?* I like to think that even though we get antsy when things are going so well, patiently awaiting for the next bust, we secretly always anticipate things to be okay, even when they’re not. “It’s going to turn out okay in the end,” is the world’s most hated quote, because it’s said every time shit goes wrong. Maybe that quote is exactly why we want everything to be fine and dandy.
My point is, state of mind is everything. Perception is reality. That’s why we all have different sides to a story. History is constantly explained through hundreds of books shouting the real (and varying) victors of the worlds we live in. What is the truth? Are bad times in our lives truly bad… or is that how we choose to see it?
Do you remember those times when you’re running late to work and everything seems to slow you down? The street lights turned red JUST as you made it to the end of the road, and now it’s watching you, mocking you, making you wait TEN minutes as opposed to three. THEN the car in front of you just happens to drive 5 mph UNDER the speed limit in the fastest lane. NOt to mention, you go through unusual traffic! WHAT ARE THE ODDS? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
I like to think when situations like that occur, the universe is just trying to tell you to chill out. A calm mind creates a different outlook on the world, and improves your state of mind. Don’t get me wrong; life is still not all that easy. And I’m still pretty suspicious of the amount of road work that goes on when we’re running late. Life is here to test your patience and your clarity just to see how long you can hold it. And that’s a great thing! Because if you are more resilient to the forces that try to push back, they will know you’re not easy to be messed with, and in time, you will become what you’ve worked so hard to be!
In other words, control your state of mind, become resilient of what you no longer want to be, and shape your perception into a stronger, more positive one. The law of attraction is the real deal. You will attract what you give out. You will be tested, and you will conquer. In the end of the day when you feel a storm coming, embrace it. Understand that it is a storm, not the end of your world. You can stay inside and wait it out, or you go outside, dancing naked in its treacherous beauty. As long as you teach yourself that a storm will never destroy you, you will conquer everything in life, even if you haven’t realized it as yet.