Living in Luxury!
Observing the lifestyles of the rich and famous is a fun pastime for many of us. We dream of how cool it would be to live in the lap of luxury as they do. Fancy cars, premium restaurants, exotic vacations, mansions . what a life they lead! But, for most people, this dream is quickly followed by the thought not for me. And often some sort of condemnation of the rich follows to soothe our wounded ego because of how we’re not able to achieve what they have.
Several serious fallacies surround the idea that what the rich and famous have cannot be achieved by most other persons. The ideas of scarcity and the moral wrongness of wealth are two of the primary culprits perpetuating the idea that a life of luxury is a pipe dream. The universe is abundantly overflowing with all that is needed for everyone it is individual thinking and feeling that directs the flow. If you believe in lack, lack is what you will get. If you believe in the infinite abundance and love of the universe, that is what you’ll get. The idea of the moral wrongness of having or acquiring great wealth and luxury is absurd in the face of a universe of unending supply.
Dare to think outside of fear-based, limited supply ideas. You can live a life of luxury. There is no wrong in achieving a comfortable and abundant life. Your life is your responsibility. Your neighbor’s life is your neighbor’s responsibility. This is what makes giving to others and gratitude for what you have so rich. Giving to others is not an obligation, it is a choice motivated by love. Gratitude for what you have and what you receive will grow what you receive. Living in luxury can be yours if you choose it. By allowing yourself to enjoy that luxury without guilt, you are simultaneously allowing others the same right. In other words, you are loving others as you love yourself.
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As adults, we all like superheroes. For some reason, there is a lot to be said about those who put their personal safety aside for the sake of others.
Hollywood, every now and then, reminds us of remarkable characters we once loved and for a short time we all become kids again. We snap out the memory to the thought that superheroes are mere childhood fantasies.
The reason for me to write down this little thought that crossed my mind is to share the thought that at some point of our lives we all thought that we were born to be superheroes with super powers.
With eyes wide open, each one of us will realize that we have deep within what it takes to be our own superheroes instead of just thinking that Hollywood characters are just fake fantasies.
Perfectionism is Self-Sabotaging
Perfectionism and striving for perfection is merely a shield a lot of perfectionists hide behind. Seeking wholeness is a road trodden by millions of unwary people of which its essence is no more than earning acceptance and approval.
Sometimes these perfectionists only step on the threshold of success because they work hard demonstrating the right behaviors and etiquettes or craving for compliments and praise for their achievements and performances.
Perfectionism is mechanism we use to get protected from certain potential pain that might be gained by others saying that we are not good enough or can’t live up to their expectations.
What we don’t realize is that we sabotage ourselves and our efforts trying to be the best. We just get too exhausted always trying so hard to get thumbs up. Research says that perfectionism actually hampers success and chains us because of being outwardly influenced by media that often makes us believe we are not perfect enough.
Being imperfectly perfect sets us free and make us embrace our imperfections. It teaches us modesty and how to let go of what we perceive others think of us and simply fall in love with who we truly are.
Smile and the world smiles back with you.
Surely, it isn’t just about grinning and showing few teeth. It’s about your own performance within your own area of influence in society. This performance is a key link to what type of people interact with you, how many well-wishers you have and haters that keep on hating you.
As an analogy, it’s much like the scoreboard in a gymnasium that shows and indicates the performance of the teams playing the game. In other words, we make people behave the way they do because they are influenced by our own behavior. It’s that simple and plain.
If you got a pretty charming smile, you should thank the Almighty God for bestowing his grace upon you. As a matter of fact, a simple smile can heal wounds and can captivate people bewitchingly because it’s miraculous. It’s free and as a Muslim, it’s an act of worship, so that’s more motivating and meaningful.
If you are embarrassed about the stains on your teeth or got crooked teeth, I guess you still can smile with your mouth shut because if you don’t you might miss a lot of virtues and goodness. Worse than that you might make your face to face interaction and body language influence the outer world negatively due to the way you behave.
With this approach and principle, and with our excitement and enthusiasm. I think we will definitely get the right and favorable response, and not only that, but attain power to reframe and change the world.
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