It is as true as it is simple:
The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our thoughts and questions.
If we only upgrade how we think inside and how we ask questions, our lives on the outside change in a short period of time. The more we upgrade, the faster and more profound the change on the outside.
The easiest, no cost and most beautiful way to upgrade our life and thoughts is to deepen and turbo charge our gratitude. It is near impossible to be depressed AND grateful at the same time.
Don't wait for the good stuff, be deeply grateful for what is around you now, for what you already have and your life will change within a day. The deeper the gratitude, the better we feel.
As for our questions, our minds are answer seeking machines.... we put in a question, the mind will come up with an answer.
HOW we ask the question will determine WHAT answer we get.
Question : Why am I always late ?
Answer: Because you can't get it together.
Or, Question : What three steps can I take today to always be on time ?
Answer : Well, step one could be to......etc.
Change your questions. Change your life !
Yes, you heard right.
You can open one right now and have it for life. In fact, you already have such an account but just weren’t quite aware of it and possibly missed the odd payment; luckily with no risk of consequences from the regulator.
The physical comforts we have in our later years depend on how savvy we were financially from youth to retirement.
The emotional comforts, peace of mind and soul joy we have in our later years entirely depend on how savvy we were growing our inner life and wisdom from youth to retirement and death.
There are a lot of well to do elderly people around.
How many, though, do you know that radiate deep peace, gratitude and wisdom as they are moving towards their eighties and beyond? How many do you know that the youth wants to hang out with because of who they have become and what they have to offer?
Whilst a normal superannuation account is a wonderful thing to have, the soul superannuation account is beyond spectacular and out performs the money based account 100 to 1 easily.
So here are some thoughts for food : Every penny and every minute you spend on personal development, on your physical, emotional and spiritual health and growth adds to your crisis proof, rock solid foundation for a life fuelled by fun, joy, love, connection and wisdom as you move towards becoming a cherished elder in your community. And if you love the life of an atheist you cut the spiritual path out and still end up filled with deep wisdom, joy and connection.
Every book you read, podcast you listen to, movie you watch, retreat you go on, meditation you do, exercise you practise, life experience you have will move you further along that journey.
Well, coaching and counselling does help too along that path.
You will be a better and happier partner, lover, parent, friend and professional. Don’t just be an expert at work.
Be a passionate and voracious student of life !
Be an expert at life !