Teens Self Help

A medium to express myself and talk about my feelings, hoping to inspire you... "Believe in yourself, in the power you have to control your own life day by day. Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way. Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring. For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do!" (Larry S. Chengges)

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's All Up To You...

I tend to say this a lot when I read inspirational messages and poems to my students: "It's Up To You..." I really have come to believe that whatever happens in our lives happens for a reason. There are many lessons we have to learn in order to become better human and spiritual beings. But I also believe that we create a lot of our reality with our thoughts, feelings, emotions and intentions. Many authors have written about this, Norman Vincent Peale, Wallace Wattles, Florence Scovel Schinn, etc. Some call it "The Law of Attraction." If we concentrate only on negative stuff, complain a lot, only see the bad in every situation - we make ourselves miserable and we attract negative things into our lives (pain, disease, addictions, destructive behaviors, etc.). We must learn to have a positive outlook on life, and concentrate on the positive! See the good in everyone and everything. Learn to love ourselves and others. Learn to forgive ourselves and others. Practice all this and see what happens! Remember that you attract what you fear and you attract what you love.

One of the worse things we can do is to be "fearful." Worries are like prayers - like praying for those things (fears and worries) to happen.

Start each day thinking that your day will be a great one. Think about the positive and worthwhile things you will accomplish. How can you make a difference? How could you help others? What can you do to make someone happy? ... and yourself happy? Laugh more... help more... enjoy your life more. Count your blessings! Be confident!

It's so easy to complain, criticize, judge, and feel bad. Some people even enjoy hurting others (physically and emotionally). They are in so much pain - deep inside - that they have to take it on others, bully others; because they feel stronger acting like "monsters." Why? Why does it have to be this way? Let's read more inspirational books, poems, messages, websites (there are many!) Whatever it takes to teach us to become more positive and "loving" persons, and to help us to believe in our great potential! We all have amazing qualities, talents, gifts and inner resources to overcome all the many challenges in life. If not, like a boomerang, what we put out there will come back to us, somehow... we "reap what we sow" (our actions will have consequences, sooner or later).

Envision all the great things you wish to accomplish and BELIEVE that they will become a reality - see yourself as you'd like to be in the future. See yourself as a successful, happy, peaceful person. Feelings are important, emotions are important! So, pay attention to these feelings and emotions. Write in a journal, express yourself, speak your mind (in a respectful way - not hurting others). Forgive others and forgive yourself! Do not cause pain, or pain will come into your life.

Life is not as complicated as we make it! If you start seeing the good in others and the good in yourself, you'll experience a new reality... Trust me!

I wish you happiness. I wish you peace. I wish you all the best! You matter too much to give up and drown yourself in sorrow. Make it a habit to pay attention to your thoughts and change the negative ones for positive ones. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones! Be the kind of person others want to be with. The energy you radiate must be a happy and powerful one, then you will become like a magnet - others will want to be with you. Then, you'll feel truly powerful! Be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do, and passionate about your life. Be a person of good character and good morals. Be proud of who you are...

Just a few thoughts that come to my mind. No one is perfect, but we can have the best possible "perfect" life for us, while we respect, help, love, forgive, understand, and value others.