WE HAVE THE CHOICE TO LIVE WITH high-altitude attitudes filled with optimism, enthusiasm, and excitement or to mope along with an Eeyore attitude of , “It’s not much of a tail anyway . . .” Do our attitudes reflect the pure, clean, and heady atmosphere of high altitudes or are they murky and smog-congested? How we see life is up to each of us. If we don’t like the view, we all can possess the courage and ability to change it.
At times Eeyore rides heavily on our shoulder, pessimistically warning us not to be too excited, too naive, or too enthusiastic. Not only are such low-rise attitudes depressing, they’re boring. We can change our attitudes by becoming very aware of our thoughts and substituting positive thoughts for Eeyore thoughts. We choose our attitudes.
Imagine yourself on the top of a beautiful mountain. Feel the air, so clear it is like a zillion flawless diamonds reflecting the glistening sunlight. Bask in it. Take the magnificent view into your body–feel yourself expanding and lightening up. Say “Yes” to life! Feel yourself absorbing and exuding optimistic, powerful, and loving attitudes.
Choosing your attitudes, whether high or low, Pooh or Eeyore, determines whether you are happy or not. Have the courage to give yourself permission to live high, lightly, and with a resounding “Yes” in your heart. It is our choice, for we are the only guardians of our attitudes.
I am light and I reflect light to others.
Meditations For Empowerment & Peace of Mind