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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Posture... As you walk around today look straight ahead (not down), smile, stand up straight with your shoulders back and chest out.

This physical exercise will automatically generate thoughts of confidence and worthiness thus generating the related feelings.

Doing affirmations of confidence and worthiness regularly will also generated these thoughts and feelings causing you to physically react this way automatically.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Mirror Work .... Sit in front of a mirror and look into your eyes for 5 minutes. Look for all the positive aspects of yourself - both physically and personally. Give yourself the same look that you give to someone you deeply love. Say to yourself quietly "You are fine - just as you are. I like you very much. Look at you - you are a kind and gentle person. " etc...

Catch yourself looking away (if you do) - this is an indication that you do not want to accept these positive comments. You are perhaps embarrassed by them and feel somehow that you are not worthy of them. Be gentle and learn to accept them by making eye contact and giving yourself permission to treat yourself with kindness and respect. You may even want to say some affirming statements with regards to being "worthy of compliments" etc...

Just like when you meditate, if your mind wonders then gently bring it back to the task at hand and start over. Do not blame yourself for having a wandering mind - we all have one and it's normal.

You know you are doing this exercise correctly when you start to FEEL lovingly towards yourself. You may want to start slowly and focus on just a couple of "good" things about yourself and then work your way up the Optimistic ladder. Regularity is the key!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Visualize your day... Is something that you have to do today bothering you and causing you some anxiety or fear because you are worried of doing a good job or wondering "what will happen"?

Take a moment when you get up this morning to close your eyes and visualize yourself in that situation with confidence. Play this Optimistic scenario in your mind and feel the emotions of a positive outcome. Picture yourself in-control of the situation. This is like a rehearsal where you can get comfortable with what you have to do or were you have to be.

When you are comfortable you are no longer thinking negative thoughts.

Athletes do this all the time as they train for their event. It really does help us to think better about an outcome and if a potentially troublesome situation actually arises we can think more clearly.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Don't block - let in... We spend much of our time worrying about what will happen at some future time. We want something to occur and then we worry about not getting it. We spend our time thinking about what we don't want and try many things to "block" something that is unwanted. This are grasping or averting actions and are the reason we suffer.

This kind of thinking is making you feel uncomfortable and stressed and you CAN change your way of thinking. Instead of blocking what you don't want shift your thinking to what you do want. In stead of trying to block something negative ALLOW the positive. What do you WANT? What is the positive things that you want to allow?

The next time you feel uncomfortable and find yourself thinking thoughts of "prevention", "blocking", "not allowing" etc... consciously redirect your thinking to the opposite.

When you think better you feel better. What you think about is all about what you focus on. It is always your choice what you want to focus on. When you focus on the Optimistic or positive aspects of any situation on a regular basis you will start to automatically think this way as a default. Studies of brain science has taught us that we can create new neural pathways that make our thinking more automatic in that direction. The trick is that we have to practice this new way of thinking for a short while.

Daily practice is the key. Be patient and gentle when ever you are re-focusing your thinking. If you revert back to your old habits just easily start over and move forward.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Where to start... You can start the process of feeling better by reciting Affirmations such as: "I am starting to take charge of my life in a positive way. I am on the road to getting better and changing my beliefs over time will indeed help me. Daily mental exercises are very easy to do and they will benefit me." Etc...

Make statements like this for yourself! They will help you stay focused on training your brain to be an Optimistic Brain!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Being happy is all you need... You have heard me say over and over again that your thoughts that you believe to be true cause your emotions. With regular mental exercising and utilizing the daily posts here on this site you can start to change the way you think and thus change the way you feel.

Many other teachings tell you that if you get into the right energy space then you will attract "like" energy and you can then manifest abundance. Unfortunately many people give up trying to look for positive feeling thoughts when they are not manifesting the stuff they want immediately. Don't fall into that mindset. It's easy to blame yourself when manifestations do not occur - please do not do this to yourself. This is an indication that you are still looking externally for happiness. You are looking for your manifestations to make you happy.

Only your own beliefs (thinking) can make you happy!

The goal is to believe better thoughts about yourself and thus you will feel good. When you accomplish this you will have the energy you need and the motivation necessary to ACTION whatever you want to do. You will not count yourself out anymore. You will no longer be ruled by fear. YOU will accomplish many things by these actions and with this new outlook on life. This will bring to you what you want because you are making it happen.

Feeling good is the goal .... everything else is insignificant. When u realize that external stuff is irrelevant you free yourself forever.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Conscious Breathing... The next time you feel anxious or nervous or just not that great, take a couple of minutes and focus on your breathing. If you can, sit comfortably and closes your eyes. Inhale and exhale slowly and you can say to yourself "IN .... OUT...". You can even envision your breath going in and out or picture your lungs expand and contract.

When you focus on your breath it consciously allows you to take a break in what is happening. You purposefully direct your attention away from the negative chatter. When you focus on something neutral then your feelings will become neutral.

If you find yourself returning to the negative chatter then gently and consciously focus back on your breathing. Bringing your focus back to the breathing IS the point of this exercise - it helps train you to not only take control of your thinking but also shows you that you can always start over when you get caught up in a situation.

Do this regularly and you will find that you will not only be able to focus easier but also stay focused for longer periods of time.

This is helpful in the real world where distractions are everywhere and you may need to focus on the tasks at hand.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Not going with the flow... Whenever we don't feel great, we are usually trying to fight what is happening around us. We are not letting things just happen. We are not going with the flow. We are trying to control our surroundings and/or people. This causes stress and discomfort as we cannot control anything external to us.

LET GO and don't try so hard to control everything! One way of getting on the right track is to let things happen and remove your need for controlling. You do this by developing TRUST in your abilities to handle anything that comes your way. I am NOT talking about giving up or not doing what you need to do to advance your goals. I AM talking about placing worry aside and just being in the moment and see what comes up especially when there is nothing "at that moment" that needs addressing. Worry is 100% useless - you accomplish nothing by worrying.

In fact worry will closes you off so that you can't see resolutions to any difficult situation. When you release the worry - because you have increased your trust - clarity will be available to you and the actions you then take will be way more productive and efficient.

Meditation helps with being OPEN and ALLOWING as you can quietly meditate and focus on just opening yourself up and allowing everything to happen around you in a quiet gentle manner.

Next time you catch yourself grasping for control or worrying about what MAY happen - just take 5 deep and slow breaths and say to yourself - "I can let this be and just go with the flow."
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Act of Kindness... Take a few moments out of your day today and do 3 acts of kindness. Compliment someone, buy someone a coffee, hold the door for a few people etc... Doing this on a regular basis will help train your brain to think Optimistically about yourself.

There is no better way to get in a good mood than to do something nice for someone else and see them smile at you. It really does work!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Wishing Well and Karma... Today as you take part in your days activities, every time you come across someone, send some blessing their way; send them some "love vibes" or "positive energy". When to walk from one place to another stand up straight and walk as if you are being bombarded with "love vibes" and good wishes.

This will help you get into a better state by focusing on something that is Optimistic and positive. Some people say this way of living will bring your good Karma. I can't say that it is true but I can say that when you are in a better state of mind your mind is OPEN and you see much more around you. When you see more you can choose more positive things to focus on. It only seems that these positive things have recently come to be but in reality they were always there and were clouded with negativity; you didn't see the good as clearly. If this positive focus also leads to good "karma" and thus "more good" gets manifested then so be it - even better.

Give it a try. Doing this on a regular basis will help change your default mindset to an Optimistic one.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Spirituality and openness... Many of us get comfort in knowing we can control our own destinies. We think that the universe is loving and open to everyone, while others can get caught up in a negative judgmental image of the Universe and constantly worry about hell and judgement day etc...

It's your choice how you want to perceive your surroundings and your world. You can focus on the positive aspects or the perceived negative. It's up to you. One will be comforting and the other causes stress.

Why not just think of the power of the universe (some call it God others call it Source others call it Soul and yet others just think of it as some ethereal energy that connects us all - your choice) as something similar to electricity...

1. It's always available, all the time, to anyone who plugs into it. It's not like electricity is better or more powerful on Sunday rather than on Wednesday.
2. It does not judge for worthiness - everyone has access to it equally.
3. There are many different types of plugs and outlets and all access the same energy. You can choose what method you like.
4. You can use it to create positive outcomes (help yourself) or negative outcomes (hinder yourself) - it's your choice how you want to use it.
5. You can use as much of it as you want. It's FREE and you do not have to do anything or sacrifice anything or donate anything or act in a certain way in order to use it.
6. If others choose not to use it, it will not affect your use of it. No need to convince anyone that they MUST use it or even believe in it's existence. You still have access to it.
7. If you do not want to use it or you don't think it's really there, that is up to you. It will not come and hunt you down and condemn you to a bad place for eternity.
8. If others use it differently than you that is OK - everyone has different needs and their use of it has no affect on your use.
9. No need to worship it to be able to use it - it's part of you - just like the blood flowing in your veins; this energy is within all parts of you.
10. Don't try to define it - it just is what it is. Use it.

I hope these point help define the Universe in a more balanced way. It will ease your discomfort when ever you think Optimistically and balanced.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Speak Kindly of Others Today: Many people gossip and spread rumors about others. We always act in a way we think will make us FEEL better so when we point out the flaws in others, it is one way we think we will accomplish this because we subconsciously think that we are not "as bad".

Optimistic thinking about ourselves will free us from talking "trash" about others.

TODAY, consciously choose to ONLY say nice things about others. If you catch yourself saying anything bad or negative about others then just stop telling that story. Don't beat yourself up whenever you correct yourself - it's just a great opportunity to start over again. Meditation exercises help teach us this idea of noticing our thoughts and actions and starting over again by gently guiding our focus back to our intended object of focus.

This exercise reinforces Optimistic thoughts about yourself and will make you feel better! Your self worth has nothing to do with others - you are worthy just because you are you.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Prayer... For many people Prayer is a way of thinking Optimistically in that the future looks bright because someone or some force is looking out for them. This can give you much comfort.

Ask for strength and knowledge instead of stuff. This places the control of your goals in your own hands. You also may want to pray and be appreciative of what you have. It's all good so long as you focus your attention on Optimistic scenarios.

You can achieve anything you want when you think Optimistically. It opens up your mind do you can see all the possibilities that are before you.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Pushing through fear... Some people say that I can take actions that are not related to my feelings - I can push myself to do something. YES you CAN push yourself to do something. You can push through fear. What are you thinking when you do this?

You are thinking "I will do this and I will be fine! This is an unfounded fear and I will be safe. It will be good for me to overcome my fear and not giving into it is the first step. etc..." These are your underlying thoughts when you take the action to push through fear and overcome it. You are indeed not buying into your fear and taking a leap of faith.

Once completed, this action gives you even more proof of your accomplishments and that generates even more Optimistic thinking that results in even better feelings and thus triggers better actions.

Thoughts create feelings which trigger actions - ALWAYS!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Gratitude... Remember to be grateful today. Stop for 5 minutes and think of 5 things you are grateful for. Feel the good feelings as you ponder your gratitude and stay with this feeling for a couple of minutes. Let the positive emotion momentum build.

You can even be grateful for an Optimistic future event where by you are grateful for the learning experience. Doing this everyday will help change your thinking to automatic Optimistic thinking and this will change the way you feel.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Stay in touch with your feelings... When you are feeling badly, note ALL your feelings. Ask yourself "What am I thinking?".

For each thought ask yourself "Why do I think that?". Take your answer and then ask yourself that same question. Do this a few times and you will find that it almost always leads to core thoughts of "I am not lovable or worthy" or "I do not trust or I am not trusted".

NOW take each thought and write down some balanced and realistic Optimistic Outlooks that you believe and that counter these negative thoughts. As you recite these new thoughts on a daily basis change them over time and go slowly up the Optimistic ladder and create better and better thoughts.

You know you are on the right track when you will start to notice a slight difference in the way that you feel. These small shifts add up on the long run.

It does work! Be patient and gentle with yourself.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Slight step back... You may experience times when your negative chatter increases. Perhaps you start wondering if Optimistic Self Talk is really working.

Rest assured it does work. What's happened is that you've uncovered some new negative thoughts/beliefs. Do not worry - this is normal and it shows you are making progress.

Identify your newly uncovered thoughts/beliefs and counter them as usual with Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points.

Slowly you will no longer believe your old negative thoughts. It may take some time but it's not that difficult - it just takes patience and practice.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Reputation... We get stuck when we cling on to what we "think" people think about us. We either cling to the notion that we cannot disappoint anyone and thus grasp for perfection OR we beat ourselves up for what we have done in the past. Both of these are examples of how we deal with our perceived reputations.

We really do not know what other people think of us so STOP making stuff up! You can let go of what others think of you. You can tell a different story. Meditation teaches that we can just start over and observe our breath. In life, every day or every minute is an opportunity to start over.

If you are striving to be a better person and "snapped" at someone yesterday - then try again today to be kind and courteous. If you attempted a task yesterday and that did not turn out so well, then try it again today. Pay attention to your inner chatter and start to counter the "all or nothing" thoughts that are causing much of our distress.

If a negative thought comes up again - NO PROBLEM - just start again to counter it gently. Accept that it arose and applaud yourself for noticing it. Be patient and never blame yourself for not being perfect.

You don't have to be perfect to be good! You don't have to be loved by everyone to be lovable. You don't have to be the smartest to be smart! You don't have to be liked by everyone to be likable. You don't have to shine the brightest to shine brightly.

Today, give yourself permission to start over! There are many things you can do - just try and try again! It's all good!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Perfection... Many times we get caught up in trying to be perfect. We worry what others will think if we are not perfect. We believe that we are not of any value if we did not do something perfectly. etc...

We were taught this negative pattern of belief. You can start to NOT buy into this thinking anymore.

Come up with affirming thoughts that are more balanced than the ones above - addressing this obsession with perfection. For example:

"I do the best that I can do at every moment. I may not be perfect but I am learning as I go. No one is perfect and that is OK. I am good enough just as I am. I am a good person just as I am. Mistakes happen and that is OK - everyone makes mistakes. Accidents happen and that is OK - that is part of life" etc...

Look into a mirror and say these things to yourself as you really look into your eyes. Do this everyday for a couple of weeks and you will notice a huge difference in your life. You will be able to just go with the flow a little more and that is a sign you are releasing the need to be perfect.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Water... Your body and mind need nourishment and water to function properly. When your body and mind are working great then reciting Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points will take hold more quickly.

Start your day with drinking one tall glass of water when you brush your teeth and another before every meal. Most of us drink way to much soda pop or coffee so why not replace just one of those items with a glass of water.

Water for our bodies is like oil for your car's engine.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation No such thing as failure... We all had situations were we did not get to an outcome that we preferred. This can cause us to think that we are failures. What are your negative thoughts?

Stop blaming others or yourself for any outcome and think Optimistically about any undesired outcome by focusing on what you have learned from your journey and what small things that turned out good.

There is no such thing as failure - there is only feedback.

How you interpret this feedback is the key. When you look at any situation in an Optimistic fashion you will place outcomes into balanced perspective.

Balanced thinking is always the key to feeling good. When you feel good you act good - always.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Manifesting... Some say that our feelings manifest "stuff" in our physical world. I am satisfied with generating Optimistic thoughts for they will trigger great feelings.

When I am feeling great then I can manifest anything I want thought my own actions. When I am feeling great I have motivation to do more things to get me where I want to be in life. When you have the confidence to do many things then you notice many things that are available to you. You are no longer filtering your world negatively.

Did these opportunities manifest themselves because you are feeling good or are you just noticing them? It really does not matter what the truth really is. All you need in life is to feel great and you can do that by really believing great things!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation It's never too late... Many times we get stuck in our routines and we say to ourselves "It's too late to change now." STOP yourself when you notice yourself saying this limiting belief. It is never too late to start anything - no matter your age.

Meditation teaches us that it's OK to observe our minds wander and when we do we simply start over and begin again. Sometimes we may start over many times in a meditation session and other times we may not. It's all about learning that it is OK to start over and begin again. That is what life is all about. The point is to NOTICE when we do.

The next time you catch yourself feeling badly and you notice yourself pondering negative beliefs or analyzing a negative situation that has passed or worrying about some potential negative future event - STOP and start over. Gently begin again being present and observing your surroundings in an Optimistic light. Ask yourself "what is good around me right now?" OR just practice "being" and not judging anything - just make mental notes about what you are seeing, hearing etc... If you end up thinking about something negative or you get caught up in some past or future events simply observe that you are "wandering from the present" and start again being present.

The more you practice the easier it will be to stay present and focused on the Optimistic aspects of your life. You can practice this everyday all day. Be gentle with yourself. You will start to change your negative habits in time.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Jealousy is a feeling that is generated because you are thinking that your "well being" or "value" is tied to some sort of possession that you do not currently have. It can be a possession of a trait, person or thing.

Optimistic thoughts about yourself and your inherent value regardless of what you have or own will generate positive feelings. When this happens you will no longer need any possessions to increase your self worth and value. Your jealously will simply disappear!

Daily exercise is the key. Come up with Optimistic thoughts that you believe to be true and that also address your self worth. You will then feel better just as you are and that is a good thing!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Changing others... You cannot get people to change their ways (actions) without helping them change the way they feel. The only way to change ones feelings is to change the thoughts that one believes to be true - beliefs about ourselves and our life.

If one changes their beliefs one can then change their actions.

Encourage the people around you to identify Optimistic believable thoughts and that will ultimately change their feelings and thus their actions. Give them examples of better thoughts that they can start to believe to be true and don't let them get away with saying anything negative - even if it is a joke.

Slow and steady wins the race. You and others CAN really change. It just takes a little effort.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Your own light shines bright... Many times we go about our daily routine worried that others may "outshine" ourselves. We think that if the people around us excel at their jobs then we will somehow look inferior. We worry that if someone else has a great relationship then mine will not look so good. We worry that if someone around us is attractive then we will not be considered as attractive.

Many of us were taught to compare ourselves relative to others. You can STOP this if you choose to.

What are your insecurities relative to others? Identify them and start distancing yourself from your belief in them. You can start with saying "that is not 100% true...." Then come up with affirming statements that reinforce what you have that is good and positive. As you recite these everyday you can slowly and steadily move up the Optimistic ladder.

One very important thing to remember: Letting others shine does not diminish your own light! Everyone can shine together!
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