How many unhappy people did you see today? How much bitching, moaning, whining, and complaining did you hear –or even participate in yourself?
If we are all so unhappy, why don’t we do something about it? It’s not that hard to change what you think.
But it is hard to STOP.
Here’s the rub. Feeling happy is uncomfortable. The happy vibration clashes with the vibration we have, like fingernails on a chalk board–or listening to Pachelbel’s Canon when you are expecting Radiohead. Imagine an old-school rapper being forced to listen to Saint Saens, or vice versa.
It’s like a new pair of Birkenstocks. You have to wear them a while before they take on the shape of your feet. It takes a few days to break them in. If you just jump on them and go on a ten-mile hike, you won’t make it.
Changing an emotional state is the same way. It takes effort to think new thoughts with positive messages and then NOT to follow them with cynical or sarcastic humor that just slaps us us back down where we are used to being.
You think, “I could win the lottery,” raising your vibration to hope. But then you add, “I’d just have to hide out from everyone who wanted to get my money.”
That CLUNK sound is your vibration hitting bottom.
You dutifully write your affirmations: I am debt free. I am healthy. I am thin…but with each stroke of the pen, you think about how much shorter than the month your paycheck is, or how thin people have to watch what they eat, or how hard it would be to exercise.
Being unhappy is only comfortable because you are used to it. You practice it very hard every day.
If you worked at anything as hard as you work at being unhappy, you’d be the world’s leading expert. That big weight that holds you down and makes you tired when you get up in the morning is the chain of unhappiness you forged yesterday, and that you are forging every minute that you aren’t working to be postive.
Try for fifteen minutes, five minutes even, to think a positive thought whenever you hear something unhappy. Do you get stopped by the traffic light? Admire the glow of the red light. Congratulate yourself for driving safely. Take a deep breath and say, “I’m doing well today.” Anything positive.
Every time you start to say “Yes, But…”, STOP.