Consider that a day is soft clay, and make something of it. Create today.
Picture today as a red wagon filled with gifts for you. What are the presents you see in this red wagon that you pull to you? If there is something in this wagon that you would not choose, it is made of clay and you can remold it. You can take it into your hands and gently remold it or put it aside. In any case, you can transform it, or, at least, you do not have to make a big deal of it.
There is much that is visited upon you, and some of it you embrace, and some you do not embrace or welcome at all. Nevertheless, whatever occurs, occurs in a moment of non-existent time. It passes before your eyes, and it is over. You do not have to keep it lively and picture it before you. You do not have to keep its image before you. Keep love before you.
Keep present in your life that which nourishes you. Your thoughts hold something to you whether you like the thought or not. Beloveds, it is not necessary to keep chewing or framing or being aggrieved about what you don’t like. If you don’t like it, keep walking.
Life, as you know it, is not all roses. If there are thorns, you don’t have to keep on pricking your fingers and getting your heart hurt over and over again. You are not obliged to keep the hurt.
Life is a process of learning to let go. You are not meant to be a hoarder of thoughts or anything. In terms of your mind, keep what you like and drop what you don’t. You are not obliged to hold pain or suffering to you. To be true to yourself, let go of the dross.
When you have good news, keep it to your heart. When you have what is called bad news, be done with it. Pay your bills. Mark them paid, and be done. This is not ignoring what you might call real life. It is just getting on with it.
When you find a chair uncomfortable, get up. You don’t have to stay sitting in an uncomfortable chair. Nor do you need to keep reconstituting thoughts that aggrieve you. You are not powerless. You are powerful. Your thoughts are powerful.
If you ride on a train that does not take you where you want to go, get off the train and take one that takes you where you would like to go. You do not have to stay on the same old train. You are not obligated. In fact, you owe it to yourself to get off. Switch trains. Travel where you want to go.
Indeed, your thoughts travel. Yet your thoughts do not have to dictate your life. You empower your thoughts. You give life to them. If thoughts cause you unhappiness, think something else. You are not obliged to mull the same thoughts over and over again.
Dream different thoughts. All of life is a dream. Dream the dreams you like then. You are in the driver’s seat.
If you went left when you meant to go right, go right now.
You received something you didn’t want, and yet it reached you. It does not have to become the subject of your life.
If you take out a book from the library, and you don’t like the book, you don’t have to read it, or read it over and over. You do not have to be loyal to that which does not nourish you.
Be your own free agent. Bless yourself. Bless everything. Then transcend what does not add to your happiness, let it go, or think about it in a different way. Do not keep unhappiness to you. Make room for happiness. Do not linger over unhappiness. Let sadness, sense of loss, regret and so forth move on so you can move on.