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Our Belief Systems – Rain Coats or Rainbows?

October 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Life never ceases to amaze me.  In our darkest hours we can have our biggest triumphs. The most fabulous thing is, we get to choose how to experience our lives.  We get to decide what is good in our lives and what is bad.  It is our own belief systems which allows us to chose to accept our adversities as misfortune, or as the biggest blessing that has ever been bestowed upon us.

We don’t get a choice on whether we will experience pain in our lives.  It comes in the package labeled “life”.  What we do have a choice of is how we will see the pain.  Will it be a burden to be endured?  Or, is it possible to see it as a gift?

I know in my own life, the times of greatest pain have become my biggest blessings. Is it Pollyanna-ish to decide to live our lives looking for the best lesson our pain has to offer?

Crap drops into every one’s lives.  We can be engulfed in what we perceive as a mega poop storm. It’s our belief system which makes the decision about the poop’s importance.  We can shake our fist at it with vile curses.  We can rant and rave about how unfortunate our life is.  We can try to get all the sympathy we can from our fellow life travelers.  Or, we can suck it up and look for the flowers in our life which will grow bigger, healthier, and more colorful from the fertilizer.

In a perfect world, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone jump in and save us from every bad thing which could befall us.  We could slide through life free and easy without a care in the world.  We all know, this isn’t going to happen.  Even if it could happen, would that be the wisest thing?

Adversity makes us strong.  It teaches us life lessons.  It gives us something to use for comparisons.  How could we, possibly, know how wonderful it feels to have the sun on our faces if we had never felt the cold?  If we never felt sadness or depression, would we appreciate happiness?

Next time we are engulfed in our own personal poop storm, are we going to be looking for our rain coat because the storm will be bad?  What if we look for the rainbow, because it only happens after a storm.  It’s our choice!

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  1. October 29th, 2010 at 12:31 | #1

    I agree that our approach determines how we will react in a certain situation. Nature is neutral, only our approach makes an event or challenge positive or negative. That´s the reason that we have to change our attitude and behavior to feel better about basically anything.

  2. January 17th, 2011 at 10:13 | #2

    Things are just happening to us all day long. We are the ones who will create a positive or negative feelings toward any event or situation in our life. But, we can all learn from our experiences no matter ” what kind of ” experience they were. We need to work on our approach to see the bright side of our existence.

  3. March 21st, 2011 at 02:48 | #3

    Overcoming difficulties can strengthen our confidence in ourselves. The challenges have to be realistic though. But, getting things done will boost our confidence and make us to set other goals to go forward.

  4. June 1st, 2011 at 02:03 | #4

    i think it is better to live happily however it is not very easy in the modern life. we have to work hard on our personality and to accept ourselves as we are in order to be more happy.

  1. October 27th, 2010 at 19:00 | #1