BEING HUMAN: GIFT AND RESPONSIBILITY
While walking one morning the thought came to me: “it is wonderful that God created me; what if He made someone else instead of me!” I suddenly realised that life is a very special gift. It is simply fantastic to be a human being: you and I have so many possibilities which can be developed through the years. We have been created with a purpose!
This gift, however, brings a responsibility. We must seize life as ’n gift and really learn to live it fully! Some people go through life with dark sunglasses seeing only the problems or difficulties and not noticing the beautiful and the good things in life. There are people who are dead before they really die: they easily say “I am old” or “my life is past …” and then they wait for the end to come. This attitude is being strengthened by negative assertions because the subconscious mind accepts what it hears as the truth and stores it. There is much evidence that such people attract disease and death to themselves because body and mind functions as a unity; if the mind has no hope any more and waits for death, the body complies and gives in.
It is all about an attitude, a decision that one takes and the conduct flowing from that. If you decide to live life fully in spite of ill-fortune or problems, you strengthen that attitude by repeatedly affirming your choice out loud. Say to you and to others: “life is wonderful! I am happy and blessed and my life is improving!” Your subconscious mind hears this and even if you do not feel like that at the moment, it is recorded and your body acts on it. In due time these affirmations influences your emotions and you start to feel the way you have regularly voiced. The Bible is true when it states in Proverbs 18: 21 that life and death is in the power of the tongue.
Be careful for the poisonous influence of negativity. Focus your thoughts on that which is beautiful, that which is right and good and give thanks for problems and other challenges: it will strengthen you. Surround yourself with positive people – it will strengthen your attitude.