The Benefits of Positive Thinking in Modern days: Are you someone who is consistently positive? Or are you prone to bouts of pessimism and negative thinking? Are you an optimist or a pessimist? These are questions that might seem trivial but could actually reveal much about your general outlook on life. There is no denying that the world can be a cruel place at times. It’s riddled with challenges and difficulties for everyone, rich or poor, privileged or not. As such, it’s understandable if some people tend to think negatively more often than positively but with time this negative thinking needs to be changed. This post explores the benefits of positive thinking in modern days. Continue reading “The Benefits of Positive Thinking in Modern days”
WHY I AM ENTERING THE MONASTERY: We live in“ unprecedented times.” This oft-repeated phrase has not only made the headlines of the daily newspaper and graced the lips of many a newscaster but has also become an ever-present mantra of our everyday encounters. Unprecedented times” describes the bewildering conglomeration of political chaos, religious tensions, and a pandemic-ridden society.
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Never to Give Up: One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. Continue reading “Never to Give Up”
Discouraging words are statements or insinuations that persuade or prevents someone from making certain decisions. This short story title; Do not Listen to discouraging Words! is a story that motivates and encourages people to be persistent.
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
Do you have the Heart of a Mouse?; A mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. But then it became afraid of the dog.
So the magician turned it into a dog. Then it began to fear the panther, so the magician turned it into a panther. Whereupon it was full of fear for the hunter.
At this point, the magician gave up. He turned it into a mouse again saying, “Nothing I do for you is going to be of any help because you have the heart of a mouse.”
Fear is one of the most powerful emotions that humans experience. It can control our thoughts, our actions, and even our decisions. Fear can be helpful in some situations, like when it motivates us to avoid dangerous situations. But in other situations, fear can be paralyzing and can prevent us from living our lives to the fullest.
Fear is often the root of many mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression. When we’re constantly living in fear, it takes a toll on our mental and physical health. Fear can cause us to miss out on important life experiences, and it can even lead to suicide.
If you’re struggling with fear, seek out professional help. There are many people who understand what you’re going through and who want to help. if you feel like you can’t overcome your fears on your own, don’t quit therapy. And remember, it’s okay to be scared. What matters is how you deal with that fear. Fear would make a human have the heart of a mouse as in the story above. But you don’t need to have a heart of a mouse. The question again is: Do you have the Heart of a Mouse?
You can also read: How to Turn Anger into Motivation (livealtitude.com)
While he worked feverishly on everyone else’s shoes, his feet got blister and he started to limp. His customers started to worry about him, but he reassured them that everything is alright.
A world famous shoe manufacturer took a decision to expand his business, by setting up a new branch in a remote, little – known country. He called up one of his marketing managers and sent him to the country to explore the possibility of setting up a new factory there.
The boss was highly dissatisfied with the report. He had to set his heart on doing what he wanted. He called another young manager, from his marketing managers and sent him out with the same order. Within few hours of getting there, this young manager called his boss with great excitement. “This place is unbelievable,” he exclaimed. “our business is going to bloom here. These people don’t even know what shoes are like. When we introduce shoes here, we shall have a whole, new, untapped market. Please send in our planners and designers as soon as you can. We must set up a factory here, and win all the way.
What a difference a positive attitude can make? Where a pessimist looks and see despair, an optimist looks and sees hope. In the moments of sorrow, pains and difficulties, our mindset will determine how things will result. A transformed mind leads to transformed attitudes and behaviours. Looking on the bright side is a cognitive therapy/
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When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.