Cesare Pavese says: “If you want to travel far and fast, travel light, take away all your envy, jealousies, unforgivability, selfishness and fears”.
We all travel through life with memories, experiences and stories that form the backdrop to our lives. We approach each new encounter by bringing an invisible backpack full of everything we believe we need to successfully navigate life. If we looked carefully at our backpacks, we would find joyful memories, satisfying moments, financial successes, hopes and dreams. These are accompanied by sadness, unforgivability, loss and fear. Even if our lives are full of a cornucopia of experiences, we often discard the good and amplify the evil.
Psychologists have discovered that despite the good things we have done, negative emotions are processed in a different hemisphere in the brain compared to positive emotions. For this reason, negative emotions require more thought and more information to solve. Furthermore, Professor Roy Baumeister, co-author of Bad is Stronger than Good, found that bad experiences have a greater impact on us than positive ones. This makes it easy for us to forget the things for which we are grateful.
To lighten our bags and empty the invisible backpacks so we can travel fast, we need to undo the negative beliefs, the merciless attitudes we just hung and the “hurt” stories. We must eliminate as many things as possible that weigh us down as much as possible.
Start transforming your life and opening your backpack by doing the following:
Remember the Good that happens to you. Five (5) good things will change one (1) negative experience. This is an excellent time to start a Journal Gratitude or a “Daily Miracle Journal”. List five or more things you are thankful for. In gratitude, there are no limits; there are no big or small miracles. C & # 39; s just gratitude. In a year, you’ll have 365 to 1,825 “daily” miracles.
Lists of fans. Create a list of things you’ve completed that you can brag about. Try to list seven things. Keep this list easily available and review it at least once a week. Your brag list will remind you that in the midst of every new storm you are truly incredible and you have already conquered many storms. When life whispers “You can’t resist the storm”. You answer “I AM the storm”.
Identify the miracle. Every experience brings with it a litany of lessons and blessings. List the lessons learned, the knowledge gained. If you cannot change the situation, use the lessons learned and the ideas acquired so that you can change the way you think about it. Asking yourself how you can grow from this experience will help you find the gold nugget in the midst of what you perceive as darkness.
Now your bags are lighter. What is your next stop?
Get on board. Your dream is waiting for you.
Dream big! Live the life you’ve imagined.
Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.