Friday, December 30, 2011

Boulder Creek, Boulder, Colorado, United States


Choose Thy Love. Love Thy Choice.

"Choose thy love. Love thy choice."

-German Proverb


This is a simple quote that basically shows that we make choices all the time, and it is up to us to choose what we love. And when we do make our choice then we should love what it is that we chose. Make the right choices and you should be content with them. Do the things that you enjoy, and be happy about them. Love the choices that you make.

There are many times in life where we are pressured into making choices. So many times we do things because we are worried about societies' standards and fitting in as social creatures. But we need to start making choices for ourselves. What makes me happy? Sometime we do things because we feel like it was the right choice for our society. But how does it make us feel? If it doesn't make us feel good, then we shouldn't be doing it. A lot of times we can feel like we are hiding the real person that we are because so many people will not accept us. We are all unique individuals with different ideas and preferences, and that is how it is supposed to be. We are not made to be the same. That is what is so interesting and exciting about life, all the different choices and personalities. If we could learn to appreciate things that are different, then we are opening and expanding our minds to many possibilities. If you want to be accepted by others, then start accepting other people for who they are. Don't judge, and if you catch yourself, replaces your thoughts with love or something positive instead. What goes around comes around and the best thing we can do for ourselves and others is to appreciate the differences and let other people live their lives regardless their choices. So many times we think we know what is best for someone or we think we know what is right and what is wrong. We should not force our beliefs onto others, even if we think we know what is best. We must remember that our beliefs are no better or worse than any other. Judgement is one of the worse habits to get into. Who are we to decide what is best for someone else? Just let everyone live their lives the way they choose and love to. Accept others as they are and appreciate what they have to offer. We all have different personalities and talents that we share with the world. It is our personal choices that make us so diverse. Enjoy the endless possibilities that this world has to offer.

"Choose thy love. Love thy choice." We all make choices everyday. What are you choosing to do? Do you love your choices? Is your life filled with happiness and love? Strive to make the best choices you can. Our life is the result of our personal choices. If we choose what we love then we should love our life and its experiences. We can always make changes. We can always continue the path we are on. What are the choices you are making? Choose what you love.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Happiness Depends Upon Ourselves

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."

-Aristotle



Everyday we make choices. Everyday we make our own destiny. We decide whether or not we are happy. Simple as that. Period.

Well, unfortunately many people do no accept this as truth. So many times we try to blame our unhappiness on someone or something else other than ourselves. I call it the blame game. There is always something that is causing me to be unhappy. You name it. My car broke down. I lost my job. I can't pay my bill on time. My boyfriend is a slob. My girlfriend is always nagging me. I hate my job. I hate my boss. I have a pimple. My kids just broke my vase. My dog pissed on the floor. Someone stole my phone. Do you get the picture? The list could go on and on. What is your excuse, aahh hmmm... I mean reason for not being happy? Yes, all of these things suck. Some things really suck. But the point is we have to get over it and move on. There is so much more to life than trivial things. Is it really all that big of a deal? When we are focused on the bad and getting upset thinking "Why me?" or "This is just my luck" we are only asking for more of those things. The more we focus our energy into anger, fear, sadness, or worrying and just continue thinking about all the negative, then we are just asking the Universe for more of those "Why mes?" or "Just my luck" kind of circumstances.

The sooner we can change our feelings around the better. If we can turn our feelings around to happiness and try to be grateful for the things in our life that is going right, or the people who love us, or the things we have and posses. There are always so many reasons to be thankful, if you only change your thinking patterns around. So ask yourself, "What is causing me to be unhappy? Am I allowing this into my life? Is there anything I can do to change this?" Sometimes we allow things into our lives, and sometimes we have the power to change things. But then sometimes there are things that fall out of our hands, we have no hold on them, nor any control. And in these cases the best thing we can do is focus our energy on something else and let the Universe take care of things for us. If we choose to be happy regardless, then wonderful things are bound to happen. Things will turn around. Circumstances will change. If you only trust that everything will be alright no matter what happens. Ask yourself, "Is it really that big of a deal? Is this something I should allow myself to get upset about? Is this what I want to choose to focus my energy on?" And from there try to distract yourself. Do whatever it is that makes you happy. Get your mind off the problem. As long as you are focusing on the problem, nothing will change, and things will most likely get worse. Change your thinking and you will change your experiences.

Our happiness depends on ourselves. Do what you love to do. Do what makes you happy. Do what makes you feel good. Choose to be full of joy. There is so much to be happy for if we only open our eyes to see it. Enjoy each and every blessing in your life. Choose your thoughts and you will choose to be happy. Happiness depends on ourselves.