The Best Is Yet To Come
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”
— Nicholas Murray Butler
“The obstacles you face are. . . mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.”
— Clarence Blasier
“Reality is something you rise above.”
— Liza Minnelli
Can you even imagine having courage without optimism? Laughable.
Almost all of our obstacles or problems are self-created, and self-perpetuated. This is also what many call ‘reality.’
I’ve read where people who have had a near death experience say they came out of their body and were floating above the scene and they were watching with detached interest of all that was going on. ‘Reality’ was back down there with the body. So Liza Minnelli’s quote is particularly accurate here.
We need the courage to rise above our ‘reality;’ our problems; our obstacles. These are not mountains with courage and optimism, they are barely molehills. It is never what happens to us that really matters, but what we choose to think about it instead. That’s our optimism–realizing that whatever happens is working for our good, no matter what it looks like to others.
The fastest way to rise above reality is to become thankful for everything in and around your life. That is also the fastest, most reliable way to optimism. With gratitude, nothing is a roadblock. And, last, the way to make that effective is through daily practice.
Rise above your reality!
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