In life, we are surrounded by a variety of individuals and are unfortunately categorized by many different characteristics, whether it be their height, size, ethnic background, skin color, gender, age, religion, abilities, etc. Yet we are rarely categorized by our values, our contributions to society, our outlook and perspectives, and most importantly our moods and presence. The reality is, we live in a society that judges. And if only we lived in a society that judged people on their moods and outlook as it might actually impact people's thoughts and their desire to change.
Let me explain.
When we look at children, we see young human beings that conduct themselves in an effortless, careless, fearless, and enjoyable manner. We watch them kick their heels as they run down the road, jump in puddles that they come across, ask the exact questions that are on their minds, and say what they honestly feel and think. And then we are slowly are taught (directly and indirectly through a variety of messages) to change our physiological state and focus. We are taught to fear; fear of being judged, fear of being accepted, fear of what failure brings. So, we instantly hold back from what we do, say, and think.
It doesn't have to be this way. Re-read previous blogs on fear, blogs the impact we have on our children ('yes, we, and can' and 'how we cripple our children'), and blogs on change...and you will find answers to prevent (or at least reduce) the likelihood of this happening.
We can also begin to understand items that we can change instantly. One thing is our STATES.
We all know the people that look at life like a glass 1/2 full and are the 'downers' of the group BUT conversely have most likely been in contact with people that are ALWAYS happy and are the life of the party. These people brighten up the room and are enjoyable to be around. WHY?
Because where your focus goes - energy flows.
If you think positively, you will have a positive presence. If you think negatively, you will bring a negative presence. It is that simple. Both your focus and your physiology have an impact on your STATE. And this state (whether be positive or negative) impacts yourself AND the people you are surrounded by.
So train yourself to direct your state in a positive manner and conduct yourself fearlessly like a child. Remember you will NEVER need an excuse or a reason to be happy!