I love quotes.
A good one liner can awaken you, entertain you, educate you, and more.
One of my recent favorites was written centuries ago.
Seneca (the ancient Stoic who who wrote letters and essays to help us today) left us this juicy tidbit –
“It’s all in your head. You have the power to make things seem hard or easy or even amusing. The choice is yours.”
At first glance you may not grasp the power in his statement.
It’s a reminder that you have a choice about how you see your life.
Whatever you are going through right now can be seen in at least three different ways.
Most of us let the default “It’s hard” run us.
We don’t feel very inspired or empowered with that view.
But what if you changed it to “It’s easy”?
We can now move to a clearer place, see our options, and maybe even enjoy the process.
And what about — dare I say it – “It’s amusing”?
What you are going through can be amusing?
Seneca didn’t say it WAS amusing, he said you could make it SEEM amusing.
Again, it’s all about how you choose your perception.
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Flying high above, the bird sees movement below.
It scans the environment around the ground.
All seems clear.
Wings still spread, it floats downward to the movement.
The movement is the aim and the intention.
Closer still, the object is life.
A small insect.
Big enough to be seen from under clouds.
Small enough to move without much notice.
But the bird noticed.
It swoops in and claims the insect.
In a moment, life is gone.
The bird continues on, upwards back to clouds.
In flight, no fright, fed and gone.
Note: Other Imaginotions by Dr. Joe Vitale
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