Look at the stone. It doesn’t grow, it is perfect, it is dead. Look at the flower. It grows, it is imperfect but alive. If you strive for perfection and think that one day you’re going to reach your goal, you’re gravely mistaken.
You need to realize that this only brings disappointment and misery. You are a living being, not a dead rock. Try to embrace imperfection. It is one of the keys to positivism.
7. Don’t Resist The Natural Flow
We’re born and brought up in a society that teaches us to doubt our spontaneity. It directs us in building an artificial flow of events that are supposed to boost positive thinking in our lives.
As a result, we keep resisting the natural flow and try to merge our lives with this mechanistic habit. This leads to compromising on the natural flow that eventually makes us feel unrewarded in the long run.
Sooner or later, we find this method deceiving and harmful to both mental and physical health. So it is always suggested to not resist the inner natural flow. Instead, one should cultivate it and allow it to find its way through spontaneity.
8. Be Present In Everything You Do
The mind tends to hover either in the past or in the future. But never do we truly find it aligned with the present moment. But true happiness is to be found nowhere but in the present.
This moment is all that there is. No future, no past. Whatever you’re doing at this moment, be mindful of it. Don’t let your mind wander in the past or future.
Whatever you do at this moment paves the way for the upcoming future outcomes. Positive thinking and being in the present are crucial paths to maintain happiness.
What other ways do you cultivate positive thinking? Let me know in the comments.