When you look at this huge pile of rocks – What do you see?
Some people will see Obstacles and some will see Opportunities. It all depends on how you look at things doesn’t it?
If this looks like an insurmountable task to you, maybe you are one of the hundreds of people who see things as obstacles. If you see it as a large pile of opportunities you may be an optimist. According to one definition in the dictionary: An optimist is someone who always sees the bright side of any situation — a trait that can be either encouraging or annoying, depending on your frame of mind. Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Another dictionary version says: An optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it’s not likely. Someone who’s a tad too confident this way is also sometimes called optimistic.
Studies are showing that in the long run, having a positive outlook on life will make you happier, healthier, and wealthier while raising your quality of life. According to Jacob Sokol, of Sensophy.com
The way I see it, being optimistic means trusting that good will come of the situation. A lot of people wish they were more optimistic, but they’ll tell you that they just weren’t born that way. Well maybe they weren’t, but ultimately, science says that we have the ability to change the way that we think.
World renowned positive psychologist Martin Seligman says “Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.” (Check out his book Learned Optimism for more amazingness on the topic.)
That’s right! You read that correctly. Seligman is saying that you have the ability to choose how you think. We no longer need to be stuck in a death spiral of turbulently fatal autopilot thoughts. With time, and continuous diligent awareness, you can reprogram your mind to think more empowering thoughts.
So however you look at this pile of rocks will determine what you think about them and what you could ultimately do with them.
Here is a wonderful example of what one very creative person did with a “bunch of rocks.” This is a path made with stones, and although it certainly took some forethought and planning, look at what an awesome project someone came up with- basically using a bunch of rocks! I think it is just amazing and beautiful what you can do when you apply some creativity and ingenuity, ending up with a fabulous creative project like this.
So whether you see “Obstacles” or “Opportunities” in the huge pile of rocks, at least this will give you a few things to think about and possibly a project to create on you own. Perhaps you could simplify it a little – or a lot- and just make one or two spirals. Even a circle of stones could be an enhancement to a flower garden or a point of attraction, a place of “raising your vibration” in your own back yard.
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