The island of Oahu in Hawaii, where I live, has locked down tightly due to the pandemic. Again.
It’s disappointing because Mamiko and I were just getting used to being outdoors more, going to the beach at the end of the day, and walking around our favorite botanical gardens.
But now all the parks and beaches on the island are closed. Again.
As appealing as it might feel sometimes (and it is appealing sometimes), I’m not wallowing in disappointment, and I’m not complaining.
Why? Because I intimately understand the direct connection between my thoughts and emotions and the reality I subsequently create for myself.
It’s simple, really.
When I feel down or complain or criticize, I attract less-than-enjoyable experiences into my life—often on the very same day.
When I feel optimism and appreciation and focus on all the things going well in my life, my life flows more easily. My physical body feels better. Unexpected gifts and abundances come to me.
That’s why I pay such close attention all day to how I’m feeling. And that’s why I do my best to avoid the “news” and the negative side of social media.
I choose instead to focus on the long list of what I love and appreciate.
I appreciate you very much, for instance.
When I think about you, I imagine you smiling and feeling wonderful about whatever you’re doing at that moment.
I picture you enjoying your day-to-day human journey and feeling the exhilaration of life force energy flowing through you.
I see you following the light of your heart forward into your bright, creative future and never looking back.
I know it probably sounds corny, but that’s what I’m doing right now, in this moment as I type these words.
Thank you for being in my world.
In love and light,