Balanced Mind,  Health

Move Forward into a Positive Future

After watching the news yesterday evening, I felt very upset and frustrated. I tossed and turned in my sleep as I thought about what I had heard and seen. Recently the violence that we have been experiencing in our country has been sickening. Like so many others, I want so bad to help. To help those that are suffering and who have suffered. Because I am a helper personality, it seems there is no way to prevent specific individuals from acting out in particularly devasting ways. There seems to be no thought anymore regarding the consequences of the actions being committed. The only thing I can do is to write about what I am thinking and feeling, my observations, and to try my very best to be a positive light in this world. To try to influence positively the individuals out there who are in need or are feeling lost. And, to all of the families who have lost loved ones through violence, my heart goes out to you. I am thinking about you, and I try to imagine your pain. I am sure that your loss, whatever it is, has devastated you.

To everyone reading this blog, please know that you have the power to shape your own future. Your life is what you make it. You can learn from your bad experiences and use that information to move forward into the future in some kind of positive way. It doesn’t matter if you are the one who lost or you are the one who is lost. Try to see that bad experience as just one point in your life, just one place in the time of your life, and you can and will move forward in time away from that bad experience. The question you have to ask yourself is what you want to move forward into?

You might answer that the life you want to live feels impossible for you to reach. But all you need to do is to think about how you would like things to be. Take out a piece of paper and write it down. In a perfect world, my life would look like this. Make a list if you have to. Or draw pictures. The key is to put it down so you can see it, think about it, and feel it. Where would you live? What would you be most happy about? Who would you spend most of your time with? What problems and fears would disappear? Then write down your answers and what you can do to take the negative in your life and turn it into a positive?

Maybe you feel the need to take action regarding your loss to help others, to give you some purpose. Maybe the path you choose in life needs to be aligned with your talents because they reveal what you were made to do. Maybe you need to change where you live or whom you hang out with. Maybe you need to make your friends your family instead of your actual family members. It’s all ok. Because in this perfect world, you are the master of your universe, and you have the power to take control of your life and make it your new reality. The most important things to remember are that you must be flexible and realize that there will be setbacks.

It is all part of the process of becoming the new ideal you. And that your actions, good or bad, have consequences. Some will affect only you, and some that will challenge others for the rest of their lives. Wouldn’t it be lovely if everyone could have a positive effect on others? If everything we did in life ended in a positive outcome? When we live our lives thinking about how we can positively influence the world, instead of just thinking about ourselves, we can positively affect others’ lives, and in turn, we will reap the benefits of a truly happy existence. When we accept others’ differences and learn from them, we learn more about ourselves and our world. This is how we grow as individuals.

We at Savour want to challenge you to stop right now and take a good look around this wonderful, beautiful world and then ask yourself what you can do today and every day to move forward into your life in a positive way. Let go of the past and just start today. If we can all do this, then we can truly stop all of this violence. For more insight, follow us in the Balanced Mind section of our blog.