Surround yourselfThursday, August 11, 2016
I heard a quote once which I automatically assumed was one from Einstein (probably wasn't as I cannot find a trace of it) but may in fact have been something Derren Brown once said. It went something like this:
Virtually no ideas we have are unique. We pick up inspiration from all around us without even realising.It's true though. So many tiny little details get filed in our brains each day which all seep into the melting pot of our imagination, dance around before churning out ideas. Often, I can pinpoint things which directly send me off in a particular direction; overhearing a conversation, seeing a picture or headline, that sort of thing. It immediately triggers a little light bulb moment. Other times it's as if I've suddenly come up with a great idea unprompted.
The influences we expose ourselves to have much more of an impact than most of us realise. I'm fairly mindful of how powerful the media can be in twisting views and transmitting propaganda to support it's own objectives. Stop supporting the bad influences by spreading the word. Shut it down with silence.
I'm also now much more aware of how positivity can play a crucial role in how I go about daily life; hearing someone cheer you on really does give you that little lift to push yourself. C describes me as a pessimist. I prefer realist but I'm striving harder to be an optimist although quite honestly it feels most unnatural and unnerving.
Listening to people give motivational speeches, hearing inspiring stories, reading through people's passionate outflows make such a difference to my mood and mindset compared to hearing people whinge and complain. Just understanding how sentiments can be absorbed as if by osmosis is a big step for me in making changes for the better. I'm setting myself a mission to surround myself in positivity, with the right messages reaching the deepest, darkest corners of my mind. A 'can-do' attitude is surely a winning formula. The glass IS half full. I want to be inspired to think well of people, to admire their best qualities and to believe in the future. Innocent until proven guilty. Create and enjoy and sharing happiness. MORE. I want to laugh with joy and wear a smile all the time. There's another lovely quote that goes along the lines of
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, then you're in trouble because that reason can be taken from you - Deepak ChopraWaking up each morning is an absolute joy that should kick the day off to a good start. Smile, share that smile and spread a little joy.