Manufacture Your Day by CHALLENGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Our positive mental attitude matters. It matters a lot.
Yesterday I read something on LinkedIn that I want to share with you.
“World: There is no way we can shut everything down in order to lower emissions, slow climate change and protect the environment.
Mother Nature: Here is a virus. Practice!”
Everything is going to be o.k. but we definitely have a lesson to learn.
Some of my readers really like stories. Here is another one to testify how much attitude matters.
The Two Travellers
There was once a traveller who was walking from a village in the mountains to a village in the valley.
As he walked along, he saw a monk working in a field, so he stopped and said to the monk, “I’m on my way to the village in the valley, can you tell me what it’s like?”
The monk looked up from his labour and asked the man where he had come from.
The man responded, “I have come from the village in the mountains.”
“What was that like?” the monk asked.
“Terrible!” the man exclaimed, “no-one spoke my language, I had to sleep on a dirt floor in one of their houses, they fed me some sort of stew that had yak or dog or both in it and the weather was atrocious.”
“Then I think that you will find that the village in the valley is much the same,” the monk noted.
A few hours later another traveller passed by and he said to the monk, “I am on my way to the village in the valley, can you tell what it’s like?”
“Where have you come from?” enquired the monk.
“I have come from the village in the mountains.”
“And what was that like?”
“It was awesome!” the man replied, “No-one spoke my language so we had to communicate using our hands and facial expressions. I had to sleep on the dirt floor which was really cool as I’ve never done that before. They fed me some sort of weird stew and I have no idea what was in it but just to experience how the locals lived was great and the weather was freezing cold, which meant that I really got a taste of the local conditions. It was one of the best experiences of my life.”
“Then I think that you’ll find that the village in the valley is much the same,” responded the monk.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. Don’t allow the challenges in life to take away your joy.
There are many reasons to complain and be miserable if that’s how you want to live life. However, there are also many reasons to live a joyful and hopeful life.
Food for Thought:
How do you choose to live life?
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