Have you lost your spark? Do you know what we mean when we say ‘spark”? It’s hard to explain. However, we define it like this. It is ‘a radiance that comes from the result of being free’.
Although at times, there are certain pain points in our lives, the loss of spark isn’t always circumstantial. Lack of enthusiasm begins with constrained thoughts. Thoughts like, ‘Things will never change.’ ‘I am inadequate.’ ‘Life is not fair’.
Things become, well, a bit tedious. Hoping for more seems selfish. What we need is a new way of perceiving what is possible. Instead of entertaining doldrums, we need to tell ourselves a different narrative; to enter the world from a different door.
Expansive thinking moves us beyond ourselves and allows us to enter the realm of possibility. It is a marriage between the real and imagined.There are a fistful of thoughts that bring what's possibly good, true and beautiful to the forefront. Meditating on them increases joy and wonderment. Believing these thoughts will set you free.
I don’t always get what I want but I have what I need. These words help us detach from what we do not have. When lack is loud. When shortcomings shout. When loss is illuminated from every angle of the mind, this sentence provides space to breathe by moving the focus from what is perceived to be missing to what is presently good. When we think, ‘I don’t have a million dollars’, concentrating on need says, ‘Oh, but look, I have a roof under my head’.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the noise, to be entangled by bad news, the horror of tragedy and the faff of gossip. Yes, the world needs our love, our fight and our focus. However, believing that the world is beautiful helps hold back fear and to appreciate being here. Instead of saying to yourself, ‘it's a dog-eat-dog world’ or ‘nothing ever goes my way’, look at the brilliance that is your life, the miracle of your existence and allow the creativity of the natural world to inspire.
Straight up, this thought doesn't make moving on easy. It stings if said too soon. It is an agony if contemplated before the grieving process is fully engaged. But after years, or when the clouds have cleared, these are the words that will put to rest disappointment and regret. This thought allows imagination to take flight. There is a story after the story; a party after the show. And after every ending, there is something new.
On days when we feel overcome with emotion. When we are overwhelmed with feeling underwhelmed. When we sense inner tension, feel trapped or slightly terrified, it's helpful to know that emotions do not prove we are. They are neither bad nor good and only exist to be felt and processed. They are separate from spirit (the real us). This thought cuts us free from beliefs such as, ‘to feel good, is to be good’. Or ‘to feel beautiful, is to be beautiful. Or ‘to feel worthy, is to be worthy’.
Easily mistaken for being a little woo woo, there is no doubt, this thought is the most freeing of all. Knowing that we are loved, that we can align with love and that loving others is really the reason we are here, liberates us. Love is life-affirming. To give and receive it is a source of satisfaction. When our glow in life is fading, love turns up all the lights. Sure, hard things, bad things, and sad things are possible, but love always always always leads us on.
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