Moving On To Better Things

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

You get to decide the state of your happiness, no matter what is going on in the outer world. Your inner world is where you create the life you desire. Politics have been around since the beginning of time as we know it. Wars, violence, death, changing of the guard, countries bought and sold, humans bought and sold…and the beat goes on. And yet, many wonderful things have emerged as well. When you invest your precious energy into the tide-pool of diversity fraught with every imaginable thought, feeling and action – your energy dissipates. Fear and discouragement sets in. Fear is what keeps people easy to control and manipulate.

Time has shown us the outer world is a never ending cycle. There has always been and will always be a changing of the guard. With this in mind, you have the power to choose your inner happiness, and how you conduct every aspect of your life…as you move on to better things. You can fight, scream and yell, work yourself up into a lather and for what? It only hurts you and those around you. Take action on what is most important to you, doing it with a kind regard to others. This will enhance your life and make a difference out in the world.

The quote above by Theodore Roosevelt speaks volumes. Life is painful for everyone now and then, but through effort, energy, and a courageous spirit – we can move onward and upward. Blaming and shaming others, not cool. Let people have their beliefs and opinions, because at the end of the day you won’t change most peoples minds. Many people want others to do their thinking for them. They don’t have time, or are just plain lazy. If something is important to you, take the time to investigate. Educate yourself  – with an open mind. Look at all sides, not just the one you have convinced yourself is the only way. Life is full of surprises and new beginnings. I love this quote by Rumi, “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”

It takes some time for our brain cells to accept things we are not familiar with. There needs to be a corresponding brain cell to connect with a new task or concept, until we become familiar with it. Many things we thought of as bad turned out to be good, and visa versa. At this point in time people are divided, once again, but change is afoot. How will we handle it? Will we move on to better things in our personal life, or begrudge what we cannot change?

This is my question to you, “Will you give your power away, or to hold it tight, using it for good in every area of your life?”