Some things can only happen when we are persistent enough to let them happen. Just like sincerity can move mountains, persistence can make miracles happen. Sometimes, I feel that certain things can only be seen if I become more patient and never give up easily. I did it once, I persisted in doing that one thing, it was nearly impossible to be done, yet I never gave up. I have failed times and times, but it was something inevitably needed maybe that's why I could not let go easily until it occurred. That was the one time I remember clearly that my persistence and first of all that God has allowed it to happen. I wonder if all things I dream of would be placed before my eyes if I had enough determination and perseverance to allow them to take place? Am I not doing my very best and instead, making enough excuses for myself that I tend to move on quickly and then give up? What if I persist on this one big dream again? What if I never give up until it comes true even if it takes much time?
And at one moment, just in a blink of eyes, things change. The far away dreams will be the unbelievable reality and the word impossible will surprisingly be possible.
-Do you believe that?
Because miracles can happen anywhere but not here near me.
-You seem to be a pessimist!
No, I'm just reasonable!
-You are healthy and can do much more than what you see!
No, I have a lot of health problems and I don't have motivation. I always feel I'm doomed and cannot do anything right.
A common dialog between me or you or anyone with oneself. But we always forget something really important. Life and fate may be the least expected; an exam you weren't ready for and you just got an A without enough preparations, being a loser in a situation you are already deep involved and suddenly you make some strange or idiot-like action that turns the things into your favor, or even finding some hidden money in your pocket that you have totally forgotten for a long time to just come out and surprise you at just the right time!
Such things may happen to you, right? They happen and many other things also may arise. It's just we don't realize the existence of the filled part of the water glass as stress and depression often force our minds into looking only at the empty part. We only have two eyes, we can't see the future as we can't see what's behind us.
Do you believe in love? Yes? No? Some people do while others don't. However, this doesn't mean that real love doesn't exist, right? Do you know how it feels to be laying down resting on a boat on an island surrounded with only green and blue colors with all types of delicious food served, all along with people you love and you are all laughing happily? Is your answer is no?
No, let me tell you, there are many people who know this feeling! So, you can't say that this only exists in movies or books and doesn't exist in real life just because you haven't experienced this yet! The ones who experienced that may have worked hard to achieve it or may have had other hardships in other forms and fighting battles no one knows about. Their lives are not perfect, they just had a good part or a successful achievement.
What I mean to say is that the place you are in right now, the feelings that control you right now, the circumstances that you are immersed in right now and the world that you are watching with your eyes right now, all these are not immortal. wake up!
We are living in a changeable world. we change, the air changes and the Earth itself changes. We all move, it's just that we choose to believe in the right beliefs and follow them with strong will and enough determination to defeat that fear of the cannot and the impossible. This doesn't mean that we are aware of all the world or even our own world. So, my friend, let's choose to believe in love, in positivity, in enthusiasm, in dreams and in our reasons of existing on this Earth. And let me remind you and remind myself that nothing will happen until you allow it to happen and the seed won't grow until you water it and work hard taking care of it. Life is what we grow within us and around us.
Sometimes, we wish we could be this one or that one while, at the same time, some other one is having the same wishes about my life. We look forward to being rich, fulfilling our dreams and being happy with our beloved ones. However, somewhere out there, there are people who dream of the sun to just rise and looking forward to eating before sleeping, while others aim to a peaceful night for their families with no shots or blood. Our priorities look very precious and important to us all, but it varies actually!
It is not bad to aim for the stars, but the awful thing is denying the blessing we have on Earth and ignoring the luxury we enjoy of being alive without ventilators and having the chance to eat and drink with no fear or insecurities as much as possible. We have to be thankful for what we have and first for who we are.
Being grateful is part of the process. We thank God for His blesses and enjoy having them. Enjoy breathing fresh air and walking and running without limits. Only then, much more abundance will be waiting for us! Looking at myself in the inner mirror of mine, with all my defects whatever they are and my shortcomings, I look gorgeous because I know I am blessed and I feel thankful for everything! People who have hardships, which go in their way, know that much, that happiness won't last, neither nor sadness. So, why torture yourself? Just enjoy the small thrilling thoughts whispering in your head that you are the best and gain your own confidence. Then, so what? What cannot I do? Nothing won't dare to stand in my way. It's not overflowing confidence but much more of faith in God and in life.
I have such thoughts from time to time and when I catch up on them I try to stick to my positivity as much as I can. I tend to be very confident walking through my journey even if it is all dull and not promising. Yet with time, I see the progress myself. Don't you have such thoughts too!
Being happy is such a great feeling. We all live our lives craving for its existence and trying our best for it to be continuous in every event of life. It's crowded and noisy out there that we mistake the moment of pleasure as normal life is. We live such times but we tend to hide the feeling of content and satisfaction as they may vanish soon, not knowing that finding happiness within them is the joy of life. It is not a must that happiness knocks the door and say I am here, we ought to exert efforts in recognizing its existence or uncover its presence. So, what is happiness? Instead of agonizing over this question, why don't we try understanding this term closely?
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
Happiness maybe achieving dreams, building a successful career, having strong relationships and getting a decent income. However, how we do feel and react to these achievements is what determine if we are really happy or now. It is not a must that all people feel happy feelings from the same resources. You cannot say that a rich person is a happy one or a successful businessman doesn't need anything in life anymore. Everyone gets motivated by different causes. What you are striving to make it happen is mostly the most effective reason to make you feel it.
“Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures.” – Bar Refaeli
Happiness is the gladness in trying to be happy. It's finding every good thing in unfortunate events. It's working on every detail of life to make it fit our hearts and bring along our well-being.
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
It's also about being excited to go through a new level of life whether it's work or personal related. The random affection we grope while starting a new friendship or stepping into a new workplace while expecting amazing results without reading much into any other circumstances. The thrilling emotions we develop when something impossible turns into a reality after a big effort. The priceless satisfaction we seek in the eyes of someone we helped even if we don't know. Somethings maybe planned and so many others are definitely not so that if we really pursue happiness and look for every reason to get us one step closer to it we will attract all the reasons to be happy.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese proverb
Rumi was a Turkish Persian and Muslim scholar. He was famous for his most passionate and motivational poems. He was born at 1207 and passed away at 1273. He had several names but his real name was Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi.
Here are some of his most inspiring words
”The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
”Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
This quote is one of my favorites. What defines us is our strength and perseverance and never being defeated by the urge to give up hope. Giving up is like a blocking rock on the way of our goals. I wanted to start my first post with positive thoughts and motivational ideas. I hope I can be of help! When we get trapped in a closed circle of our daily routine and troubles, we tend to look for a breather. Sometimes issues becomes overwhelming that we fail to find away to be fine again. Yes, It happens with most of us.
Many people use to think through the two colors of white and black only. They cannot enjoy happy times unless they are filled with absolute happiness and likewise the hard times, they live the sadness until their hearts explode of aching, so that no one can give them the complete comfort because the rules of life have no absolutes. Reading and learning about success and motivation and how to suppress sadness and lead a happy life can be somehow helpful but it still cannot change characters easily.
There is that hint for solving this riddle. It’s about you, yes like people say the only one who can help you is you. And like everyone else, the inner soul has complications and problems that one may not even be aware of. You ought to start looking deep inside, search for the reasons of your happiness and simplify every details of your life to match well with those reasons. Start exploring the best times of your life and numerate the reasons of your joy and the causes of your distress. Consequently, the big puzzle about understanding yourself will be settled and for that many things will be fixed eventually.
Motivational thoughts and beliefs
Everyone has his own beliefs that make him strong. For me as a Muslim, I believe in God and everything about my religion. This is actually my very firm strength. It’s my compass in the deserted roads of the journey to success and a good life. Life has a special way of making one think that he is worthless at the times of despair. People can make one be suffocated to death when things get wrong that they start to blunder then hate, cheat and even kill the good memories. The good things that exist may come to cease when life gets complicated and problems arise everywhere. At such times, beliefs become the helping hands that pull the soul out of such chaos.
The feeling of being pulled out to the top again after trying the taste of drowning is one of the best things about life. When I recall that I survived, I start to see the light in every trouble comes into my way.
Kindness and helping others
That scene of the movie when someone is trapped in a complicated dilemma and we know the whole story. That moment when we feel their desperation, become so sad and wish for that imaginary superman to appear and help as soon as possible. And we start to empathize with that person, shedding tears and finally getting better after everything is resolved. You know what! It’s comfort and happiness that fill our hearts as if it was a real situation. Yes, we feel happy because someone we don’t know got help. That is because we know what it is to be helpless and weak and also because we know the whole story of that person and we put ourselves in his shoes. We are naturally kindhearted creatures.
When I help people, I become so pleased and proud of myself. The looks in their eyes that say we are saved and the thankful feelings we sense are really worthless. When our hearts become hardened, one of the best things to do is to help others. The pleasure and satisfaction of them would become the remedy of our stiff hearts.
Memories with our people
Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and people we meet every day make one of the best life’s joy. You live to meet Someone and part with another one, to make memories that last forever and to get old holding onto those memories like treasures. people get closer until they are attached then further that they think they weren’t once closer and closer again until they cannot live without each other and then further again. They leave scars in each others’ hearts that only need their existence together to be mended and so on. Being alive is to miss someone, to wait for someone who can give you a good time and to be happy just having dinner and a simple chat with a person who makes you smile. The feeling of pleasure and pain from having them in your life is what making our hearts healthy.
Because of that, I advise you to force yourself out of the shell of introversion when you are badly distressed. Start the conversations you don’t want to and give the smile even if your lips won’t help in order to get closer to people and in the end leave the rest up to them. They may change you to be better or may force you into new people who are destined to be the gift of the hard times.
Finally, we all try hard to survive and do our best to have a great life. You need a healthy heart and a clever mind. For that, try to befriend your soul and don’t let it be badly hurt. It won’t be smooth all the time, so don’t be sad for so long and stay healthy as much as you can. You have inner power more than you imagine. You can do much more than you believe. Start working on yourself, it’s never too late for anything as long as you are alive and breathing. Never give up hope! The more you treasure yourself, the much more appreciation it receives from the others.