Fear is a subjective emotion. We can choose to be ruled by our fear or we can choose to reach beyond our instinctive, individual emotions that drive our fear and look outside of ourselves and all of the things in the world that drive our fears, and see beauty in world.
Everyday the news is subjecting us to the latest stories that fill us with worry, concern, outrage, and fear. Constantly following the news, feeds our fear and plays on the subjective aspects of fear because we a choosing to let our fears control our lives. Not long ago the communication industry was not a 24/7 industry that played so heavily on our psyches.
Step back. Spend less time on social media. Disconnect. Turn off your devices. Free yourself from the outrage machine. Take a break from the news. Get outside. Take a walk. Breathe in the fresh air. Listen to the bird song. Connect with nature. Do anything that is not connected to following the latest news that pummel our senses and leaves us senseless and sometimes riddled with fear.
You can control your fear by replacing it with healthy thoughts and emotions. Be in the moment. Choose happiness over fear.
Today, I re-mind myself that we all can make a difference in the world if we try. And so it is that I ask this day and each day forward that I may be a conduit for good and change in the world. I set my intent to make a difference, first on the smaller scale of those in my life, and then reaching out to the wider platform of the Universe, that I might inspire and enthuse others to be of like mind. This is my mission today and every day, to make a difference. May I light up someone’s life with joy and happiness. May I bring someone peace and solace. And so it is… Intent makes manifest.
Today, I re-mind myself that my happiness is not contingent nor dependent on anyone but myself. I am comfortable in my being, at home with my self, at peace in the world around me, and I am blessed with a keen understanding of what works for me, in my life. As I go about this day and each day forward, I set my intent to the deepening of my own self-reliance. In this, I ensure that I alone am responsible for my inner peace and happiness. In this, I seek to find the strength in each moment, the joy in the most fleeting of gifts, the peace in my own heart and mind. These are blessings of independence that empower me. And so it is… Intent makes manifest.
Today, I re-mind myself that I hold within myself the power of positivity. I am fully capable of making the choice to lead a positive thinking, happiness choosing, totally awesome life, in which I am gifted daily with blessings, great and small. I know that my happiness is my choice. I know that the power of intent sets my course. I choose to believe that my life is awesome. And so it is…. Intent makes manifest.
The day breaks and I rise with the sun, and a reminder that this day will be what I make of it. Barring unforeseen circumstances, each day I have a choice to be happy and embrace the day, or to wallow in whatever stress and complications exist in my life. I choose to be happy, because to me, choosing to be happy is walking the path of least resistance. Life throws difficult circumstances in our way. It takes loved ones from us. We lose our jobs, we struggle financially, but all of those circumstances are just that, circumstances. Through all circumstances that life sends my way, I know that I can still be, as William Ernest Henley said in his poem Invictus, “the master of my fate… the captain of my soul.” And so it is… Intention makes manifest…
Today, I re-mind myself of the limitless opportunities in my life. Indeed, my life is rich. I acknowledge that I have boundless love and light all around me, and I am filled up to the brim and beyond, with joy and happiness. My choice is to make this day a day filled with love and happiness. My choice is see the abundance all around me and focus on the positive aspects of my life which are all worthy of gratitude. And so it is… Intent makes manifest. Gratitude matters.