How do we stay positive in this world of constant change. This is unlike anything I have experienced in my 71 years on this earth of living/traveling/working around the world ??? Politics in Choas, Pandemics, Wars, Destructive Weather, Jobs lost, Loved Ones passing on or ill, Countries in Chaos !!! How can we even begin to stay positive and hopeful ???
Well I have to use Golden Butterflies to calm and energize myself at times !!! Have you ever watched a butterfly flutter around, Beautiful colors flashing up, down, in the shade, in the sun, here one moment and gone the next- It is hard for me to watch a butterfly and not feel a calming effect !!!
So here is how I cope with all the unknown, unpredictable and unmanageable things that are going on all around me today !!!
Golden Butterflies in my mind !!!
I dwell/concentrate on some of the most comforting, happy and pleasant experiences from my life and turn each one into a Golden Butterfly in my mind- It may be that first kiss, first love, singing songs with my baby daughter on my lap, first daughters step, seasonal spirit, first driving experience, first horseback ride, standing by a waterfall and feeling the calming and yet exhilarating effects of it, first time I accepted Jesus into my life and realized deep in my heart that I would never be alone again !!!
These are some of my Golden Moments that I have turned into Golden Butterflies fluttering around in my Mind’s eye. As I dwell on these Golden Butterflies, my other senses click in and participate as well,,, I smell/remember the scents of that experience, see the surrounding where I was at that moment, hear the sounds that surrounded me at that instant,,, all in my mind- It is exceptionally difficult to not relax and smile inside with all this going on in my heart and mind !!! Turns me from negative to positive every time !!! I believe it is impossible to truly smile inside and be negative and hopeless at the same time !!
Sounds a bit wacky and silly coming from a guy,,,, as well as a guy my age,,, but it works- We all have golden moments we can turn into Golden Butterflies and enjoy at any time in our heart and mind !!!
I can tell you what,,, If you fill your mind with Golden Butterflies you will not have a lot of room for negative thoughts and you can handle whatever is thrown at you with a positive, hopeful attitude !!!
There is always,,,, ALWAYS,,,, a silver lining to that dark cloud !!!
Give it a shot !!!!
Good Luck and Happy Butterfly watching !!!!
God Bless !!!