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I know that a number of people who come across this title would wonder what I mean by the title. Years ago, I read the book, “Retire Young Retire Rich” by Robert Kiyosaki where came across the concept.
This has to do with the kind of words we say to ourselves. I found out that when one makes a statement such as “I can never have enough money” or “I can never be rich” or “I can never be happy” that these statements are actually lies because they are not based on actual facts. They have not been to the future to confirm that they can never be those things, so basically, they are lying.
This same principle applies to a situation where one makes a statement such as “I will be very rich in future” or “I will pass my exams” or “I will be happily married”. They have also lied.
However, the truth is that anything you say about yourself will eventually become a reality in future. This means that these lies you tell about yourself, if told over a long enough period of time, would eventually come true. This is because those words are planted in your mind and begin to affect your actions and your future is a result of your actions based on the words you have spoken to your mind.
So when one makes a statement such as “I cannot have enough money”, what happens is that the person’s mind picks up the message of poverty and transmits it to the brain and it sits there, such that when an opportunity to make money arises, the mind shuts off itself from this opportunity thus causing the person to remain at that same level of poverty or perceived lack of prosperity.
The same applies to when a person makes a positive statement such as, “I will be very rich”, the person’s mind picks up the message and the brain continues to work out ways for the person to become rich such that when an opportunity to make money arises, the brain immediately picks it up and the person takes advantage of the opportunity.
Taking all these into consideration, I believe that it makes a bit more sense for me to live a great life which has come about through the telling of positive lies I have told in the past about my future than to have a life filled with pain and sadness as a result of negative lies I may have spoken into my future.
I am not saying that telling lies with the intent to deceive is good, but when it comes to our future, we should watch the words we use because our words do become a reality.
Just as Christians believe that the world was created through spoken word, we as humans have this immense power in our spoken word because we are a product of the superior intelligence that created the world.
Telling great lies in practice is very easy and costs very little, if anything. However, its benefits are amazing as it helps to shape our future and keeps us in a great mood.
So my advice is this, next time you feel down and negative thoughts fill your mind, just watch yourself and spot when those negative lies are about to pop out of your mouth. Stop yourself and consciously choose instead to speak positively.
Make positive speaking a habit and watch your life and your outlook about life change for the better.
I hope you had a good Easter break. Mine was fulfilling as I got to kick back and relax after what I felt was a really busy week. As fun as my long weekend was, I couldn’t help but feel sad for the over 100 University students whose lives were brutally cut short in Kenya by some terrorists. I hope this plague of senseless killings is brought to an end soon. May their beautiful souls rest in peace. Amen.
The inspiration for this post came yesterday morning. After the long bank holiday weekend, I woke up by 0530 (before my alarm clock rang). What was more surprising to me was the fact that I had “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars playing in my head right from “dreamland”.
This was surprising because I cannot remember listening to this song throughout the long weekend but try as I could, the song was stuck in my head. Not that I was complaining because it is a happy song, dare I say motivating, kind of like Pharrell William’s “Happy”. So what did I do when I found out that all my effort to get “Uptown funk” out of my head had failed, I went on Spotify, downloaded it and listened to it while I got ready for work and on my commute to work.
Boy, I must say that the song is quite electrifying. If you haven’t listened to it, please do. I almost guaranty that you would find your feet moving along to the beat before long. The part I like best goes like this;
“I’m too hot (hot damn)
Called the police and the fireman
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire man”
I found the lyrics quite funny because first of all, dragons don’t exist other than on the TV show, “Game of Thrones” (in my opinion) but as ridiculously funny as the lyrics were, it put a certain spring in my step. Throughout the morning, I felt quite positive and upbeat. Even when my day went slightly pear shaped, I was still jamming to “Uptown Funk” in my head.
On my train ride to work, I saw a lot of grumpy looking people probably pissed off that the Bank Holiday was over but hey, what else can we do about it? We just have to keep life moving. If we keep filling our minds with everything that is not quite right in life, how else are we going to be happy? We would just keep dwelling on all the bad stuff and through the Law of Attraction, more reasons for us to be unhappy would manifest, causing the cycle to continue probably leading to a really bad day.
I believe that in life, you just have to find what makes you happy. For me it is music and inspirational books (when I get the chance). For another, it could be working out in the gym. For others, it could be writing, reading, playing Sudoku or even singing. I believe that a positively minded person always has a more enjoyable ride on this boat called life.
This is not to say that I don’t have concerns. Very far from it but my point is, what have you got to lose by making yourself happy? Absolutely nothing. I understand that being unnecessarily happy is not everyone’s cup of tea.
I have actually met a couple of people who would much rather moan than look on the bright side of life, so please ignore me if you are one of them. However, I truly hope that being happy makes sense to you and that this post motivates you as it has motivated me.
Thank you for reading, please feel free to leave your comment and remember, keep keeping on.
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“There is no such thing as a grey day, the sky is always blue. Sometimes there are grey clouds, in front of the blue sky so we say the sky is grey today but never… The sky is always blue” – Marianne Williamson
This is to remind you that just as the blue skies seem hidden behind the grey clouds, your life is always beautiful and brilliant. All you need to do is open your eyes and heart to see.
Have a fulfilling and blessed 2014
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“The ingredients to Success are known to all BUT the recipe to Success is known to few. Every person will be successful provided he has something to offer to the society/humanity. The only thing then he has to do is to “time” his offering.
If it is too early then he has to be “Committed” to his offering, and stand the test of time.
If it is too late (where others are offering the same), then he has to be “Determined” to find and improve his Unique Selling Point and focus on reaching his audience.” – Ravi Shamrao
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“You attract into your life, whatever your dominant thought is” – The Law of One
I hope you have had a good week trying to snap back into the reality of work, school and other commitments after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. It was slightly tough trying to get my brain to continue from where I left off with work last year but now I think I have got the hang of it. Incase you didn’t get the chance to read the first post for 2013, “Keep digging” (see here).
This post was inspired by a law that has proven true time and time again. I have found out that just like the law of gravity, whether you believe in it or not, it still holds true.
Chances are that you may have may have read about this law as it is also called “The Law of Attraction”. If you have, I suggest that you still carry on reading.
To properly illustrate how this law works, I will use a very simple, somewhat flimsy example from December 2012.
I do a lot of planning and reflecting (in my opinion) and as a result, I go through notebooks very quickly. The last notebook I used served as a combination of a diary, jotter, to-do list, and drawing book for times when I was really bored. As a result of this, I needed a sturdy, not-so-large but thick diary to separate my to-do-list, the products of my sober reflections and my study notes. One could ask why I didn’t use my phone like most relatively young people do. My answer to that is that I still enjoy the old fashioned way of crossing off items from my to-do-list. It has a way of making me feel productive.
Okay back to topic, I needed a diary that was large enough to hold all my daily scribbles, small enough to go into my bag and chic enough to be seen with. I had a picture of what I wanted and casually looked in bookshops whenever I went into town but I could not find it – not at the right price anyway.
Towards Christmas, my department held a Christmas lunch and secret Santa was part of the activities. I hoped that whoever picked my name from the hat would get me a diary. Alas when the day came, I got a nice and interesting necklace but not a diary.
I then decided to take matters into my own hands and ordered a diary through the office ordering process but when the diary got delivered, it still wasn’t what I wanted. At this point I decided to make do with the little office diary and carried on with my life.
Two weeks later while typing away on my computer, with the diary issue long forgotten, my colleague pulled his chair closer to me and asked, “Chika do you need a diary?” I replied, “Sure, let me see what you’ve got.” To my surprise he handed me a lovely diary exactly like the one I was searching for weeks before. I was speechless for a while and thanked him for it. After thanking him, I did a mental check to find out if I had mentioned needing a diary to him at any point and concluded that I did not. The Law of One had worked.
You may be wondering why I am making all this fuss about a simple diary but just imagine what one could achieve by being aware of this law and using it positively.
It should be noted at this point that the Law of One or the Law of Attraction does not take away the power of God/the Universe in our lives.
The Bible actually states that, “If your faith is as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move and it will move”. While I am not sure if one should attempt moving an actual mountain based on the bible passage, I am confident in the knowledge that a mustard seed was just about the size of my faith regarding the diary.
Just imagine what else could be possible if we decided to have a little more faith without the unnecessary pressure that having doubt creates.
I will leave you here for now and say thank you once again for visiting and reading through this post. Please feel free to leave your comments.
Have a fulfilling weekend.
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