Is it possible to be graceful all of the time?
My desire is to have a graceful attitude, and to enjoy life now and later in my 50’s and beyond. I believe there is no magical age that says “now you have reached the graceful period in your life.” I believe that being graceful does not just come with age. It takes true desire and persistent and consistent action to mold my brain, my control center to my desired actions. The sooner I or someone else starts, the sooner I or someone else will experience the desired actions. I believe it’s about how I respond to events that help make and shape my character. As Napoleon Hill notes in As a man Thinketh, “life circumstance reveals a man.” If I don’t like a certain behavior, dig to the root of that behavior to change it. I have to know myself and continue to mold myself as I am revealed. Inner guidance and wisdom is paramount to changing behavior.
Controlling and limiting our response to stress have health benefits, too. Many of the so called rare conditions, heart disease, poor circulation, stroke, cancers, diabetes, and other health conditions have their beginning in our inability to cope with stress. I can either choose to succumb to life events or take control and reveal the power I have to ordain my destiny. True gold..true power stands behind all the negative emotions/ attitude/ baggage that we have.
I want to be truly unaffected by “things that don’t go the way I planned” , by harsh attitudes from myself and others , critics or pessimists that do not believe in personal achievement or the ability of others to make their dreams come true, or those who try to damper the dreams of others. I want to take full responsibility for my actions regardless of what others think, say, or do. My life..our life is not dependent on how others feel or think about who we are and what we can do. In fact, others negativity or the ” you can’t do it attitude”, says more about their state of mind/life than it does about yours or mine.
Some of the individuals I consider to have modeled graceful behavior very often in their life are/ were Jesus, Ghandi, Mother Theresa , Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Phil, and my mother. Of course, I do not know their full life’s journey ,and I am aware that people may only show you a small portion of who they are. I am not their judge of character. If I see something I like, I can also decide how much of my life I want to dedicate to that particular action. It’s important to know who you want to be and have the desire and committed action to pursue your goals just like any other goal. Each day that we are alive, we have the opportunity to pursue our desires.
Striving for excellence in character is part of my mission on earth, and ….we have many examples to help us be who we want to be. There is no time stamp on gracefulness. How committed am I in carry out out the desires of my heart?