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Tigger or Eeyore . . . It’s Your Call July 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Why is it that some people (like The Miracle Man) bounce, even after crashing an airplane and being told they will never walk or breathe on their own again,while others  collapse into a puddle of tears by something as insignificant as an unkind word from a complete stranger?

Why are some people the architects of their future, while others remain the prisoners of their past?

Perspective.

Our thoughts create our reality.  Our thoughts become self-fulfilling prophecies

If we don’t learn to control our thoughts . . . we are controlled by them.

The Miracle Man chose to ignore all the people who claimed to be “helping” him face “reality.” 

He ignored his doctors and refused to be “realistic.”

* He envisioned him himself breathing on his own and that “dream” came true ~ even though he did not have a diaphragm to breathe with!

* He envisioned walking out of the hospital on his own and that “dream” came true ~ becoming a medical miracle with every step he took.

We are the ones who decide whether we want to bounce through life like Tigger or collapse into a puddle of nothingness like Eeyore.

Our perception of each situation we encounter, rather than the situation itself, determines how we respond to the challenges and obstacles in our path.

How you CHOOSE to relate to the issue IS the issue.  It’s your call!

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1. cindy - July 10, 2010

Bravo Nancy!

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

There is a wonderful book, You Can’t Afford The Luxury of a Negative Thought, by Peter McWilliams, that I read years and years ago. It’s chock full of ideas for people with any life-threatening illness, including life itself.

When I first read it, I realized its wisdom.

Now, 15 years later, I’m still trying to master its truisms.

Practice, practice, practice . . . eventually we learn to shift our perspective from “I can’t . . . I need help” to “I can do it . . . on my own.” At that point, we stop being victims and learn to live out loud. : )

2. abbigail - December 8, 2010

i want to talk to tigger please i heart tigger

nrhatch - December 8, 2010

Tigger rocks!

The more I emulate his bouncy demeanor, the happier I become.


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