There can be many reasons to not be happy. But we sometimes forget that there are also many reasons to be happy. We have to look for the positive. And if we can’t find it, at least refrain from indulging the negative.
Whenever you find yourself frustrated about lost opportunities or uncertainties about the future remember to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Observe where you are at in your life right now. There are so many things to be grateful for that we tend to overlook.
What advantages have you been given? What fortunate breaks and opportunities have you had? If we are honest with ourselves we should be able to see that we have been fortunate in many ways.
This kind of “positive thinking” is not about creating a fantasy world where everything is great. It’s about focusing on what is positive. There’s always something. Just the ability to get out of bed in the morning under your own strength is a major positive for some people.
Negative thoughts are mostly the past trying to invade the present (and the future), they do not represent the present reality. Let go of negatively, resentment, fear of not being good enough, of being judged, of failure, and realize that right now you are okay.
Recognize that your true identity is one of stillness and peace. Antagonistic and dark thoughts are part of the human experience, but not who we really are; it’s who we are when we lose sight of our true identity.