The principle of manifestation is that the universe has all the tools you need to accomplish your goals and dreams, you just have to learn how to use it - I know sounds nutty right, but stick with me because I think there's maybe some valuable insights to take away from this.
So the belief is, essentially if you wish hard enough for a certain thing, it will come or "manifest" into your life. By focusing all your energy on this one goal or task or item, you will be sending out instructions to the universe and eventually the universe will listen, and send back what you asked for. E.g. it will manifest into your life.
Now many people say there are certain words and phases you shouldn't use when trying to manifest something, and visualisation and attitude is a big part of it. But maybe it's more about a person's outlook, than the universe merely gifting you your wants. Think of it this way, in any given situation your outlook and then subsequently your reaction can effect any outcome in very different ways. The same way a ripple in a pond can spread out and change the effects of something further away from itself - I'll give you a few examples!
Let's say you start your day tired, as soon as your alarm goes off you wake up and just think 'I'm exhausted, this day is going to suck!' (Already you've decided how your moods going to be before the day's even started).
Next because you've got yourself in this lethargic state you slowly get ready and miss your bus, in a huff you slump onto the bus stop bench in the cold and scroll through your social media on your phone, only getting yourself even madder as you see everyone else posting comments about their great lives, which bums you out further as you wait for the next bus (Looking through our phones is a knee-jerk reaction when we're bored, but we sometimes forget people post usually only the best aspects of their lives online, and in reality their lives are much the same as our own).
After the next bus arrives you finally make it to work, late too! You mutter a sorry to your boss, and start your day of work with any good mood you might have had in tatters. For much of the day you snap at customers, clients and colleagues, grab a fast food lunch which makes you feel unwell an hour later and continue your afternoon in much the same way, with a black cloud hovering over head, getting larger with each passing hour. (Snapping at your boss for your lateness is hardly going to put you in good stead within the company, never mind treating everyone else around you with contempt. Plus fast food is never going to life your mood for very long.)
After a depressing day you head home, stuck in rain all the way, but finally you make it through your door, wet, exhausted and forlorn you muse over how much your life sucks and why everyone else has it so ease before tumbling into bed, dreading the same style of day coming tomorrow. (Firstly you have no control over the weather, secondly letting your mind become consumed with negative thoughts just drags you down deeper, just because this day was bad doesn't mean every other one after this will be).
Your alarm goes off, you feel a little tired but you know this feeling will pass once you've woken up at bit. Getting yourself moving you dress in a relatively quick time, so you pack yourself a lunch. (Without becoming bogged down with tiredness you get moving quicker and don't have that rushed feeling).
Heading out the house you realise you have plenty of time before work, so after getting the bus most of the way, you hop off and walk the rest of your way through the park, while enjoying the morning air and the cool breeze. (Time spent in the company of nature is always well spent, it can improve your mood and lift your spirits).
Greeting your boss and your colleagues you settle into your day. The morning shoots by as customers come and go and you look forward to lunch. (When you don't clock watch, and spend all your time wishing it away, time tends to shoot by quickly).
You consume your home-made lunch and chat with colleagues about your weekend before heading back to work. (Healthy lunch, healthy mind, without weighing you system down with junk food you become more proactive and less lethargic).
The afternoon slips by, and one of your work mates invites you for an after work drink. While sat in the bar you watch the rain pouring outside, and a few drinks later you say your goodbyes and head home. (Many people forget how their mood can effect others and also isolate themselves, if you walk about with a face like a smacked arse everyone will try and avoid you).
Making it home relativity dry, you feel tired from the day, but that's to be expected, and after relaxing for a bit you head to bed. (Tiredness from having a hard working day is a much better feeling, than tiredness from having your mood at rock-bottom all day long, the last thing you want is this cloud of darkness to start ebbing into the next day and then the next!)
Now I know just because a person has a sunny outlook doesn't mean their days going to go automatically well, but I do think your outlook can play a big part in how the general part of you day turns out.
So do I believe mindfulness has a part to play in this, who knows, and it won't hurt to try. But maybe if we all had a slightly more pleasant disposition, we'd all see an improvement in our day, then maybe, just maybe good things might happen!
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