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Try To Be Happy

Expert Author Steve Wickham

Dreams may frighten us, but they're nothing to be scared of.
Imaginations can be trampling wildebeest. As children we get carried away, yet as adults are we not still children? Some things never change. Our imaginations are limitless, and we, by our fear, try to limit them. But we cannot. They will still trample us. But if we were open we would just be captivated.
No dreams are especially bad, although they are really about uniting us with ourselves and reconciling everything within us under one symphonic umbrella of Divinity.
They say there is no such thing as a mistake, and from the longer term viewpoint this has to be correct. We judge ourselves too harshly. We sweat over the small stuff. And just about everything is exactly that - very insignificant, in the tune of eternity.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ACCEPTANCE
Whatever we hate about ourselves - whatever we despise or that which reviles us about our very being - is not as bad as it seems.
We should find a pleasant and gentle peace about those things we hate: the protruding gut; the double chin; the nervous stammer; the violent thought; the fact we trip over our own feet; our fears of the impossible; our belief in the possible.
All these fears and so many more are an inflection against the personality that can merely be accepted. There is so much energy involved in rejection, yet a gentle breeze blows through every period of acceptance. Acceptance is liberating.
Resistance is more useless than we realise. We may prove things to ourselves in the short term, but in the longer term our wisdom is fractured. A better wisdom involves a godly unity, where resistance is defeated for a pleasant presence that negates nothing and subsumes all in its path.
DREAM AND LET DREAM
Our conscious and unconscious dreams and visions are the architecture of the mind that destines us toward a certain direction. We may feel controlled. But we only feel controlled when we feel out of control.
It is better by far to accept these dreams and visions and thoughts and feelings. As we learn to work with what is, we learn to dream and let dream.
Why do we fear these dreams when it is our mind's escape; a reconciliation of mental and emotional effort?
When we can dream and let dream, and make only effort to accept the vast acceptable, we have the mode of happiness at our fingertips.
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To try and be happy is not a complex task. The simpler we make it, the better. We imagine the elderly woman from her deathbed, urging her grown children and her grandchildren to "try and be happy." Her words have power; they are wise words.
© 2012 S. J. Wickham.
Steve Wickham is a Registered Safety Practitioner (BSc, FSIA, RSP[Australia]) and a qualified, unordained Christian minister (GradDipBib&Min). Steve writes at: http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com.au/

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