No matter how challenging or changing are the times, it will be your attitude that will deliver you to happiness or despair. It is
important to control your attitude and you must learn how to do this. We invest all this time, energy and money into “feel good” endeavors yet we have not learned how to manage ourselves or our attitudes.
Abraham Lincoln said long ago that a person is as happy as he/she makes up his mind to be. If you can learn this simple truth, you will never be at the mercy of outer circumstances. Jobs, people, health, freedom, money, houses may come and go but it will be up to you to manage yourself through these circumstances. Become aware of the affects of the world on your mind. What is it doing to you? Do you know? What have you allowed to happen to you by your attitude?
I have several clients who are in cancer treatment, in cancer remission or have died from the cancer. This news comes as an enormous shock to the individual and man-made thinking will play a huge role in the attitude of the cancer patient. I have one client who has been working with his cancer for 18 years, has never had surgery, but manages it as you would diabetes or high blood pressure. There comes a time when self-management must be activated in order to work with the cancer rather than be its victim. So much power is given to the cancer that people succumb as the environment expects. Recently there was a New York Times article entitled “Why Everyone Seems to Have Cancer”. George Johnson, New York Times, January 5, 2014. It is so prevalent in our society as we live longer. We are accustomed to hearing about people getting it rather than hearing about someone’s heart attack.
Yet, there are books about cases of individuals who have eliminated cancers with proper nutrition, activity and above all, the attitude of wanting to live and acting as if it is possible. The old adage “act as you would become” has real power to it. It all depends on your attitude.
Our new Aquarian Age is building on the self mastering the self–not group think. Many of us long for the good old days but we cannot go back to them and why would we? How do we break away from this “group think”? We must keep ourselves informed and keep our feet on the ground. Learn to become more self-reliant. We can get information from many sources and this is a good idea but at the end of the day, it is your life you are living. You will live or die with your decisions and you will clear up the mental chaos that bombards your mind from the outside work. Watch what you assume. Make less assumptions and take note when you are deceiving yourself. If you can control your attitude, then it doesn’t matter that the markets are up or down or your lover just left. You manage yourself rather than the times.