Happy Thoughts -Foundation Stones to Happiness & Success, Audiobook Podcast-Part 2

Hello my friends,

This is Part 2 of the Self-Help classic, Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success by James Allen.

I’ve again changed some of the references to men to make it a bit more Universal. There are plenty of truth bombs in this timeless classic to apply to us all. No matter where we are in our life’s path right now!

Part 3 will be here in around 3 weeks as I have a commitment for next week.

There are many useful lessons in this book. Enjoy! 😊🎙️

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Happy Thoughts – Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success – Part 1

I’ve got a special blog post for you today! 😊

It’s an Audiobook broadcast 📚 from my podcast Positive Affirmations And Audio Stories.

Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success was written by James Allen around 1913. The basic message of how to live a happy, productive lifestyle is just as relevant now as when it was written – with a few updates made to include both men and women.🙌

This is Part 1. Part two will be out within the next 7-10 days! 🌞

I’m publishing it in sections because many of us lead busy lives so it’s easier to listen in small bites, and it gives us a chance to think about and absorb the lessons.

Please have a listen and enjoy.

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Happy Thoughts – Don’t Give Up Now! The Rose

A Nugget of Wisdom

This is a photo I took of a fragrant pink rose in our garden. The rose bush was dying but I cut off the dead bits, gave it a good watering, some food and it’s trying its best to make a comeback. 😀 There are a few more small buds popping up.

Sometimes that’s all we need to do when we feel like all our efforts have come to naught. When we feel dried up, and nothing is going or growing.

Don’t give up, try a fresh approach and keep going! Ask for help, or maybe someone will see you need guidance and a helping hand, and step in with assistance. Like we did with the rose.

Just keep your faith and keep moving.

It will work out for the best in the end.

You’re the Best! 😊

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Happy Thoughts – How to find your magnificence 

How to find your magnificence – Positive Affirmations, Self Confidence, Develop A Winning Attitude
The other day I pulled an oracle card. The card that came up was Angel Sandalphon. The message that came up was “get in touch with your magnificence” .
That gave me something to think about. How often do we think about ourselves as being magnificent. That seems a a rather egotistical way of looking at ourselves . How dare we think about ourselves as being brilliant, glowing, magnificent, without thinking we are just being full of ourselves. We may not be on the cover of a magazine, or on the telly, or famous for our beauty or intelligence, so just what do we mean by thinking of ourselves as being magnificent. That’s nonsense! Or is it?
Just what does being magnificent mean? Just what was that card referring to when it said, get in touch with your magnificence?
Let’s think about this. We are one-of-a-kind. We’re all different. We all shine in different ways. We are are Superstars in some area of our lives even though we haven’t figured out what it is. The potential, the seed is there. To me, magnificence is being your best. Magnificence is knowing that you have a special talent, a special energy no one else has.
This could be raising a family, this could be the talent for making people laugh and feel happy to be around you, this could be a skill… You know how to make something people appreciate and like, & they look forward to seeing your new creations. This could be your talent for teaching people a skill; this could be your talent for seeing the best in people, you often know how to make people feel better about themselves and they’re grateful to you for it.
When you look in the mirror, look for the best things about yourself instead of maybe thinking about what’s wrong with you. Thinking about what needs to be improved about you.
Sometimes this could be a hard task but, how about looking in the mirror and thinking of three things that make you a superstar in your own world. If you can’t think of 3 outside things that people could tell you about; then think of three things that make you a superstar to yourself, it doesn’t have to be how you appear to others.
Sometimes this could be a hard task but, how about looking in the mirror and thinking of three things that make you a superstar in your own world. If you can’t think of 3 outside things that people could tell you about; then think of three things that make you a superstar to yourself, it doesn’t have to be how you appear to others.
I think that’s what touching one’s magnificence is all about. Having confidence, not having to have other people tell us how wonderful we are. Knowing it ourselves. Having an inner joy, and feeling that in this moment we are ok, we are fine, we are acceptable.
We don’t have to wait until a future day when everything about us is perfect in our own eyes or in the eyes of the world. We don’t have to wait until we are perfectly fulfilled in our career or personal life. Right where we are, we are magnificent. We have goals, we have dreams, we may have disagreements with others from time to time, but so what… We don’t have to be perfect, we don’t have to have a perfect balanced life to be magnificent.
So getting in touch with our magnificence could mean just looking for the good in
ourselves, looking for what we excel at in this point in time without thinking about others might judge us. Respecting ourselves. Honouring our integrity, being – as the self-help books years ago used to say – being our own best friend.
Spending time alone and giving ourselves permission just be… Spending time with others and knowing we’re just as good as anybody else. We respect and honour others, but no one is superior to us. They might be better looking or more talented, and so on.. But in spirit, at our very core as human beings, no one is superior to us. Many people might talk a big game, but they’re not really all that. So don’t be intimidated. Be respectful but know that you are, we are, magnificent beings – each one of us is.
Spending time alone and giving ourselves permission just be… Spending time with others and knowing we’re just as good as anybody else. We respect and honour others, but no one is superior to us. They might be better looking or more talented, and so on.. But in spirit, at our very core as human beings, no one is superior to us. Many people might talk a big game, but they’re not really all that. So don’t be intimidated. Be respectful but know that you are, we are, magnificent beings – each one of us is.
So let’s share, what do you think that card meant by honour your magnificence? And how do you get in touch with your magnificence, especially when you’re not feeling so magnificent. Do you ever take time to show others how magnificent they are? And how do you do it?
Here are a few affirmations to help you along:

✳️ I am strong

Here are a few affirmations to help you along:

✳️ I am strong

✳️ I am the judge of my self worth
✳️ Helpful people come into my life now


✳️ Helpful people come into my life now

✳️ I am good enough
✳️ My talents and skills are improving every day
✳️ I respect myself


✳️ My talents and skills are improving every day
✳️ I respect myself

✳️ I respect and am helpful to others
✳️ I am magnificent
✳️ Every day my self confidence grows a bit more
✳️ I welcome competition, I am ready to stand my ground, I can handle it
✳️ I deserve love and admiration

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Happy Thoughts – 3 Ways to Rise Above Negative Emotions

Kahlil Gibran said “The appearance of things change according to the emotions, that’s we see magic and beauty in them, the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

What do you think he meant by that? Does he mean the world is a beautiful place and we only think beautiful thoughts? Does he mean there is no bad in the world? It gives us a little something to think about doesn’t it.

If you can think about this… it’s a sunny day, beautiful blue sky, birds singing. It’s hard to believe that you could think anything negative about that. But for one person it could be interpreted as a hot sticky day, no breeze blowing and a bunch of noisy birds that won’t shut up. This person could be in a bad mood. They could have lost their job the day before, a broken relationship, or they just woke up didn’t like what they saw in the mirror.

Whilst on the other hand someone woke up, perhaps they did some exercises to limber up, they had a delicious breakfast, and they are in awe that it is such a splendid morning with a beautiful blue cloudless sky, a gentle warm sun and sweet bird song.

Perhaps that person got a promotion at their job, got a new client for their business, just met someone that they know will be special relationship, and are generally just feeling good about themselves.

Same day, same circumstances just interpreted in two different ways because of the way the people are feeling.

It’s the same phenomena as when we are doing something boring and an 8-hour day seems like 24 hours. While, if we are with friends and doing something and enjoyable an 8-hour day can seem like the hours just flew by.

Same amount of time has passed, it’s just our perception. The state of our emotions.

So this is what I believe Kahlil Gibran was speaking about. Emotions affect perception.

So what can we do about this? Are we a slave to our emotions. No choice. That’s just how we feel?

I don’t think so. We can control to some degree, how things look to us; how we react to them.

3 principles…

Principle 1 is we have a conscious choice how we react to things in our outer and inner world.

Principle 2 is the power of discipline.

We have the power to control ourselves. Our feelings. We can be on a downward spiral, but often if we catch ourselves in time, we can stop the feeling of misery, bad mood, self dislike. Sometimes it comes on us unexpectedly, and I am speaking from my experience too, but if we can become aware of what’s happening, we can often ourselves out of the muck and mire.

It does take discipline because we can get so totally into down feelings that in a perverse way we almost enjoy it and it multiplies. That’s a really bad thing.

We have to use discipline just say stop… Stop it right now… This isn’t helping anything.

Sometimes we do need professional help to pull ourselves up, but in this case I’m speaking of a lesser degree of feeling bad. If we need help, don’t be afraid to get it, that takes a bit of discipline too.

The third point, I feel, is gratitude. It takes work sometimes, but no matter how miserable we are feeling, look for something good. Those noisy birds that are making all that racket singing, might be a really nice colour of birds. There’s something good, we just have to find it and be grateful for it.

That’s how the appearance of things can change according to our emotions. The things themselves don’t change. They are as they are and they stay as they are. But we change. We find that little drop of good to be grateful for. And as we put more feeling and love into it, that drop of good can turn into a shower of goodness. All because we made a choice that we were going to find this magic and beauty within ourselves instead of depending on it coming from outside. We exercised the discipline to push past our gloominess of mind, until we did it.

Then we looked for that tiny little seed of something to be grateful for. No matter how minuscule inconsequential it seemed, we found something… We persisted until we found something to be grateful for, and it expanded, end bit by bit we felt a little better. We found that magic and beauty that’s been buried in ourselves all along.

That was possibly a big job but we did it.

Check it out…

“The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. ”

Can you see it? We have the power to change our moods, how we feel, how we see things… We’re not helpless. We’re not subject to the Fates. We have a choice. Might be easy, it might be hard to change but we have a choice, and with discipline and a feeling of gratitude we can move forward.

What do you think? When your day your week, your month goes really badly what are your favourite methods to turn things around? You can’t stay miserable forever. How do you overcome it? How do you dig find the magic and beauty within yourself, however you express magic and beauty.

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You’re the Best! 😊

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Happy Thoughts – Tough Self Love – Get A Grip

Have you heard about tough love? Well how about tough self-love. We often hear about yourselves, be gentle with yourself don’t speak harshly to yourself.
I think there is a time to speak a little bit harshly to oneself. Sometimes we really do something stupid. Sometimes we get in a self-pity mode. Or a moaning mode. Sometimes we just have to say to ourselves, suck it up.
This morning I was having a bit of a moan about transportation and I caught myself. I’d been moaning to myself for about this for about a day or two. And finally I had enough of my own self. And I said suck it up. Find another mode of transportation adoption and move on.
Negative habits just bring us down. No one likes to hear a perpetual complainer. And our own inner mind doesn’t like to hear us complain continuously about any circumstance. Sometimes we just have to pull our own selves up. And stop the annoying self behaviour.
Just don’t get carried away with correcting yourself. Don’t let that turn into self hatred or self derision.
That’s when we need to switch back into gentle self-love mode. We’ve correct ourselves, we’ve come up with an alternate plan, and we move on different more constructive direction. And we let go of the annoyance that we held from the past behaviour. We’re back on target, we’re ok. All is well. We are moving forward again. As a matter of fact, let’s congratulate ourselves and think how amazing we are that we saw clearly the naughty behaviour & took action.
Have you ever had to pull your own self up? Have you ever seen yourself as others might see you when you’re in complaining mode? You are bringing yourself down as well as others. It’s a kind of psychic pollution.
How did you pull yourself out of this mode into a more positive vibration? Feel free to share via the comments.

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And now how about a few affirmations.
🔹I love myself
🔹I love myself too much to complain things that I can change
🔹I love myself as I am
🔹 I’m always looking for the best in any situation
🔹I am always looking for the best way to solve any problem positively and constructively
🔹It’s Ok to get angry
🔹It’s ok to get angry at myself as long as I don’t let it last too long
🔹I am open to constructive actions that come out of my self anger
🔹I know when to let go and move on
🔹I can always turn a situation around to see the positive solution .
🔹I can always find a positive angle to my problem or dilemma.
🔹It’s ok to seek help if I have a problem
🔹I love working things out
🔹I’m a natural Born winner
🔹I’m an achiever
🔹All is well

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Happy Thoughts – Steps to Happiness

This is an interesting bit of Prose which I came across recently. After reading and thinking about it I was guided to compose and add a few affirmations for us to work with.

Here’s the prose – “Steps To Happiness”. The author is unknown.

✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️

Steps to happiness

Everybody Knows

You can’t be all things to all people.

You can’t do all things at once.

You can’t do all things equally well.

You can’t do all things better than everyone else.

Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.

So

You have to find out who you are, and be that.

You have to decide what comes first, and do that.

You have to discover your strengths, and use them.

You have to learn not to compete with others,

Because no one else is in the contest of being you.

Then

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.

You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.

You will have learned to live with your limitations.

You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.

And you’ll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe

That you are a wonderful, unique person.

That you are a once-in-all-history event.

That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.

That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.

And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️
And here are the affirmations which I’ve composed for us:

✳️I am perfect as I am

✳️I am perfect as I am

✳️Essentially I am perfect as I am

✳️I continue to improve myself every day

✳️I continue something new every day

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made without knowing

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made when I knew what I was doing

✳️I let go and move on

✳️I forgive others

✳️And I open my heart to be forgiven by others

✳️Life is good

✳️I am grateful to be alive

✳️I am grateful for my friends

✳️ I am grateful for my home

✳️I am grateful for what health I do have

✳️I am grateful to be useful to others

✳️I am grateful to be useful to myself

✳️I am happy to be alive in this space and time

✳️I have a contribution to make to the world

✳️I am open to helping others

✳️Essentially I am perfect as I am

✳️I continue to improve myself every day

✳️I continue something new every day

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made without knowing

✳️I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made when I knew what I was doing

✳️I let go and move on

✳️I forgive others

✳️And I open my heart to be forgiven by others

✳️Life is good

✳️I am grateful to be alive

✳️I am grateful for my friends

✳️ I am grateful for my home

✳️I am grateful for what health I do have

✳️I am grateful to be useful to others

✳️I am grateful to be useful to myself

✳️I am happy to be alive in this space and time

✳️I have a contribution to make to the world

✳️I am open to helping others

✳️All is well

………….

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