Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Human Connection, Part I: A Positive Approach Toward a Happier Existence (C)

By Miriam B. Medina

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And there are plenty of others. People who think like this waste their time and energy maligning other people. Nothing is gained by blaming others. Remember, the only one that is affected is the one who is doing the blaming and not the one being blamed.

Hard feelings and resentment will eat away at you like an ulcer, poisoning your mind, making you vulnerable to future mental disease and infection. These emotions hold you back from progress, preventing your creative energy from working through you. If you don't change those feelings, they will continue to exist as a constant soreness to your consciousness, hampering all of your efforts.

Another important factor in becoming a better, more special person is to face the truth about the cause of your pain, anger, resentment or jealousy, whether it is justified or not, then we must travel down the road that will lead us towards self-healing, substituting those emotions with positive feelings and mental attitudes that will improve our lives. One needs to acknowledge and accept responsibility for having contributed to the development of the situation and focus on the areas that need improvement to prevent any further damaging emotions from continuously cropping up where they don't belong.

A person can learn a lesson from this by learning to love, forgive and be compassionate towards themselves and others, thus creating balance and finding clarity in their life, as well as improving their human relationships.

"Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections." - Katherine Paterson

In part two of this series, we will identify ways to affect change now that we have identified our negative thoughts and feelings, so we can become the better, happier, more positive person that we all long to be.

To be continued: The Human Connection Part II: A Positive Outlook on Life

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