Daily Inspiration - December 11

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly.    Marcus Antoninus

 

Negative thinking is natural when your life is filled with pain.  No one is happy to suffer.  Yet, too often we increase our suffering by focusing on our pain.  We become consumed by our inabilities, our suffering, our hopelessness.  Happiness left our vocabulary the day our pain gained control of our life.  You need to ask yourself what you accomplish by dedicating all your thoughts to your pain.  Does thinking about your pain make you feel better?  Does mourning the loss that your pain created give them back to you?  Will your body heal if you isolate yourself from the rest of the world?  No to all the above.  The only thing that can be accomplished is to increase your sense of suffering.  You have it within your power to redirect your thoughts from suffering and replace them with thoughts that will help you reestablish quality of life.  It is possible and it is up to you!