Do you see the signs of the Universe? "Signs themselves are not good or bad. It's our judgement, interpretation that makes them so."
I'm always looking for signs from the Universe. I look for signs illustrated on the inside of my mug after I've drunk my morning coffee. I look for signs when I am outside in Nature. I see a lot of heart-shaped rocks, leaves, and things...all the time (insert laughing emoji) I look for signs. And I find signs.
What you look for, finds you.
See, I'm not exaggerating.
I look for good signs. I'm pretty sure that I sometimes makeup my own signs. Rarely do I find bad signs, but it happens. The funny thing is that I don't think there are good or bad signs. I think that we give signs a meaning.
"Signs themselves are not good or bad. It's our judgement, interpretation that makes them so."
Life happens. Circumstances change. People come and go. The way we interpret, judge, and perceive all that happens to us, for us, and around us, creates our experience, defines our reality.
"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change."
In my search for signs from the Universe, I wonder, what exactly am I searching for? Am I looking for assurance that I've made the right choice? Am I looking to justify my actions? Am I looking for hope to guide me as I turn to the future? Am I looking for forgiveness as I try to make peace with the past? Am I looking for proof that I am loved? What am I looking for?
I think that this whole quest comes down to finding happiness, finding meaning. Many people struggle with this because it is not always apparent where one should look to find meaning or happiness. Often we look for happiness outside ourselves in the form of a new lover, material possessions, professional success. We may acquire those things and still feel unhappy.
According to Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason, you should have an inner state of peace and well-being, even if circumstances don’t allow it. It doesn't mean that you are walking around with a silly grin on your face or that you are in a state of denial. You can still have emotions. You can still feel frustrated, angered. You lose someone, you are allowed to feel grief. But having that backdrop of inner peace and well-being supports and helps you get through the circumstances with greater ease, with more resilience. In her book, she shares a 7-step program of Happiness Habits for all areas of life: personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships, that will enable you to be happy from the inside out. I'm reading it right now, hence the sudden inspiration for writing a blog post. :)))
Anyone can become happy. Anyone can achieve inner peace and well-being. It's a choice. It's a feeling. Feelings are created by thoughts. Change your focus. "Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change."
Tell me in the comments, do you believe in signs? What is one thing you do to keep yourself happy and at peace?