‘I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose to be happy’
There is this girl at college we admire the most, not for the looks but for her intelligence or this colleague at work, who is jack of all trades, and is least concerned to be acknowledged. And that friend of yours who just called you for guidance to write an official mail. There could be anyone around, whom you admire or feel high in spirits with. That could even be you, the one who loves to spread positivity and smiles. Such are the people who have this influential personality to glow from within radiating the aura in others’ lives as well.
A kind, considerate and compassionate person has a beautiful soul and always rejoice their kindness in giving others. They will happily share their knowledge and even their materialistic things with others without any expectations. Although such people often forget to be kind to themselves and forget that it is completely selfless to be happy from within. A happy person will be more declined to help others and make them feel good as well.
In this article we will help you find the beautiful soul inside you, rejoice the magic of selfless love for others and radiate the aura in and around you.
Look within yourself: As per an old saying ‘there is fire with in each one of us’ and we just have to air this fire in the right direction to spread around the warmth and gleam. Look inside and explore the potentialities from within the chore of your heart. Where and what areas do you think you are best at? We won’t go into your weak points but your strengths to be specific. Look within yourself.
You! Yes, my dear, we are asking you, what’s the best thing or quality you possess? What in person do your friends tell that you excel at? We can feel you smile at this point. Okay now tell yourself, I am good at – dealing with odd situations, brainstorming with excellent ideas, breaking Herculean deals or even telling stories to a child. Do your friends call you odd hours when stuck in trouble or do you often find yourself feeding stray dogs not just because you are left with excess food, but only because you felt like; have you recently given away your favorite blanket for someone in need or were you able to feed that old man by the street today? Didn’t you just make someone smile because you felt that they need to?
If your answer to any of these or relative questions is a Yes, you may not believe and not even know but the little things you do, collectively form an image in the hearts of people for you. People would trust you and no matter how difficult the situation you might face in future, they will stand by you, if not all, atleast some of them. Because with these kind gestures, you knowingly or unknowingly spread the warmth and radiance of positivity and love which will come back to you at any moment; as whatever you sow, so shall you reap.
Life is small; and each one us is somewhere broken inside due to several reasons; it could be family problems, financial constraints, too much workload at office and no acknowledgement, recent breakup with boyfriend or girlfriend, and thousands of other reasons. And in such era, a small gesture of compassion would not only make others feel special; but will make you feel content too. And we all have those positive emotions; like an innocent child, who is filled with love, compassion, innocence. Just give wings to these qualities and spread around the selfless glow in you. If you think, it’s still missing, wink to yourself and develop one right away.
1. Appreciate the Divine souls around you: When we ask you ‘what is the best thing you would appreciate in a person?’ what will be your response? Some would say, we find that person humble and polite, some would acknowledge the fact that their dear-most person is always there for them at any hour. Some would appreciate working skills of a particular colleague and others might just say we love our parents for all the sacrifices they’ve done for us.
We all have this one person whom we admire the most, no matter what relationship we share with them. If you acknowledge the fact that the person in your thoughts right now, have a different kind of aura that wide-spreads enlightening your and others life as well, you must definitely appreciate his/her uniqueness and try to learn and gain from his positives. Find ways and keep doing little things to appreciate those kind and generous souls who not just add exuberance to their lives, but will brighten your life as well.
2. Practice acknowledgement: Start your day with a grateful heart. Make it your goal to appreciate people for every little thing they do for you or someone else. It is a great way to live in positivity and love yourself while appreciating others for what they do, knowingly or unknowingly. A simple line saying ‘You’re an awesome colleague’ might make them feel good. Or a genuine appreciation to your child would motivate him to do things even better next time.
Remember you told your friend how beautiful she looked in her new dress and she may have waved you in silly ignorance but in reality, she would’ve loved that remark. Keep making happy remarks to people for little things they do. There are people who live in a negative aura, pissed off from life and worries. Your constant appreciation and acknowledgment will help them learn to be positive about themselves and radiate the same around. Who knows they might even start practicing conscious acts of kindness and spreading love while also adding positivity to their own life. Even a thank you with a smile, will help people who are ignorant towards their explicit positives.
3. Let words create wonders: Do you like to read fictions? I mean most of us would really say Yes. Who would not want to read a story that roughly started somewhere and ended with an unexpected smile? Or maybe with a tear that didn’t fall, but made you bring back those beautiful emotions which were lost somewhere long time back.
Our life is quite similar! There are highs and lows, extremes and blues but at the end of every situation we are either left with a smile or a lesson. In reality, we never loose; and everything would make perfect sense. That’s the magic of life!
Self-love and positive belief system will help you overcome any situation. You must be wondering why are we asking you to focus on self-love, appreciation and positivity. You will understand this better when you allow your thoughts and doubts flow free in writing. Yes, we want you to write.
Writing is an exploration where you start from nothing and learn as you go ahead.
There is a story we all are living and only we can write it better than anyone else. If you think you are not a writer, we disagree! All you need to do is let your hands bleed words and your mind cross out the wrong ones. Now you would obviously not want to read the bad part of your story? Would you?
That’s where the magic happens. Write your experiences and maintain a journal. At the end of each experience of life you will be able to find positives on your part and how magically things turned in your favor, sooner or later. Process of loving oneself and spreading the aura of positivity will start within itself. Weird though, give it a shot; it works like Pixie dust from northern lights. You just won’t know and the magic will happen.
To give light to others, you have to glow yourself: With time and experiences you will be able to realize that the only person who is responsible for your happiness and positive outlook for life is YOU. Others can sure add to your contentment, but you will never need someone to complete you. You’re complete in yourself. Embrace the solitude and allow your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about yourself flow freely. Ingrain the positive energy hidden underneath your protective shield and radiate the same to enlighten the world with love, peace, compassion and prosperity in life of one and all.
‘Nothing can dim the light that shines from within’
Author: AK Mishra