“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
― Robert Collier
“Nothing comes from without; all things come from within – from the subconscious”
― Neville Goddard
Success is a feeling. So is happiness, contentment, bliss, and joy. These feelings are comfortable, peaceful and supportive. Feelings of jealousy, anger, bitterness, resentment, and distrust are darker emotions, and they don’t feel good.
If thoughts precede feelings, and feelings determine how you see and function in the world, then doesn’t it seem wise to pay close attention to the thoughts you think? Thoughts are unseen and yet for us they exist as the engines in our vehicles that steer us through life. Everything that has happened to us goes into the pantry of our minds, and from there we create the formulas that we choose to filter the world through. It is all a choice.
If you feel for one moment that you are helpless to control your thoughts, then you have put yourself at a big disadvantage in life. That means that you have relinquished the ability to steer your own boat down the river of life. But if your thoughts aren’t generated by you, then where do they come from? And if they are generated by you, then why do you feel you can’t control them?
Think on these things, and then take back the control of your own mind. At least have that going for you in this life.
Eat Your Way to Brain Health – This study from April of this year didn’t garner much fanfare, but it is interesting to consider. From The American Academy of Neurology, they wanted to study how combinations of food can affect longterm brain health. They concluded that “people whose diets consisted mostly of highly processed meats, starchy foods like potatoes, and snacks like cookies and cakes were more likely to have dementia years later compared to people who ate a wider variety of healthy foods.”
Study author Cécilia Samieri, PhD, of the University of Bordeaux in France, said this: “A number of studies have shown that eating a healthier diet, for example a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, berries, nuts, whole grains and fish, may lower a person’s risk of dementia. People who developed dementia were more likely to combine highly processed meats such as sausages, cured meats and patés with starchy foods like potatoes, alcohol, and snacks like cookies and cakes. This may suggest that frequency with which processed meat is combined with other unhealthy foods, rather than average quantity, may be important for dementia risk. For example, people with dementia were more likely, when they ate processed meat, to accompany it with potatoes and people without dementia were more likely to accompany meat with more diverse foods, including fruit and vegetables and seafood.” Takeaway – eat better, live better.
Thought of the Day – Eat well, live well, be happy. What more is there? We aren’t here forever, so it’s probably best not to act like we are. Delaying happiness for some future reality seems quite pointless. All that there is and all that matters exists right now, and that is always the way it will be. Be happy in this moment. Have a special day.
“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”
― Rabindranath Tagore