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Think ‘Bout It

By Majallen Cespedes

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve last submitted an article, but today I’m going to talk about something that’s had a direct, positive impact on my life. I want to share this knowledge and these understandings with you all in hopes of helping anyone reading this to achieve their most high sense of self and peaceful existence.

Life is hard. No doubt. As we’re all growing, maturing, and experiencing transitions in our life like graduating from high school, we’re starting to get a sense of what it’s like to be an adult: drifting away from those you thought you’d know forever, rekindling old friendships because you’re now more mature, heartbreaks and relationships, struggling with managing your money or struggling because you’re trying to make some money. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of college classes or stressing because you’re watching all of your friends go away to universities and you wish you would’ve gone away to college, we’re all in a pretty weird transitioning place. At least I know I have been.

I lost my grandmother in April, I graduated in June, and I started my first college class in October. The month of April through now has been, hands down, the worst few months I’ve experienced thus far in my 17 years of life. I’ve been feeling as if my mind, heart, and body are changing immensely. It’s almost as if I can subconsciously feel myself moving into the next phase of my life. Emotionally, I have experienced being at what seemed to be my all-time low, trying to comprehend losing a loved one, feeling out of place everywhere I went, not being able to see a future for myself, pushing away people who I know had my best interest at heart, experiencing my first taste of heartbreak, re-living haunting things from my past, dealing with depression and extreme anxiety, and feeling completely and utterly hopeless at achieving a state of contentment and happiness. I had no answers, no drive or motivation to pick myself back up. I felt as if mentally, I was too far gone. I was overwhelmed with feelings of hopelessness, but I knew that if I kept the mindset that I had, I would literally NEVER achieve this state of peace and happiness that I longed for. I knew for a fact that by continuing to feed my mind all of these negative things and believing them to be absolute and unchanging, I was pushing myself further and further away from a state of tranquility.

My mom would always tell me the power that my mind held. She would tell me how important it is to only speak and think things that I wanted to do, be, and have, and to be mindful to not speak of or think anything negative into existence because that is what I will manifest for myself. Please trust that I know that when you’re at rock bottom, the last thing you want to hear is that the answer to solving all of your problems is to be, speak, and think positively; it sounds like straight b.s. and it most definitely sounds as if it is much easier said than done, but it isn’t. It’s easily the most simple, yet complex principle in the entire world, the idea that your own words and thoughts are what molds your entire existence. This realization was almost too much for me to fathom. I was finally beginning to understand that I am the creator of my own reality, and that the severity of the depression and anxiety that I was feeling was self-inflicted. I knew that in order to feel better, I had to make the decision to do so. Yeah, I was hurting, and yeah, my circumstances still weren’t ideal, but by constantly saying and repeating things like “I’m so sad” and “It seems like I’ll never be happy” and “I’m so broke,” nothing would ever change. Ever. I realized that most of all of my stress was coming from the way that I was responding to things, not the way that life is.

Change how you see things and adjust your attitude. Look for the good in all situations even when it seems like there isn’t any and learn to take lessons instead of losses and use them as new opportunities to grow. Let all of the extra worrying, stress, and overthinking go! After feeling like there was nothing left for me to lose, I made the choice to be patient and trust MY process. I’m learning to have complete faith that everything that I have visualized, intended, prayed about, and worked on is in the process of manifesting. Many people aren’t satisfied with what they have and are discouraged by what they don’t. How can you look to have more if you aren’t happy with what you already have? When in reality, some people have nothing. Nothing. No, I may not have all that I want, but my attention to the lack of it is the equivalent of focusing on a problem so hard, yet wondering why I can’t find a solution. So, I will remain at peace and centered because that is all I can do. If you want to be happy, then be happy on purpose. Every morning you have the choice to decide the fate of your day; it is never decided for you. You have so many manifestations waiting for you; decide that you’re no longer going to be held back by circumstances. We all possess the power to take our life down a completely different path than what is expected from us. Allow yourself to trust that a higher power is working to bring you all that you deserve out of life. Take complete control over the things in your life that you have control over. What is the point of wasting so much energy over things that aren’t in your control and that never will be? Manifest more love to get back more love and be intentional in everything that you do. You have a purpose in this world and the day that you allow your mind and heart to guide your life, you will begin the beautiful journey that’s been awaiting you, the journey to an abundance of love, happiness, and success.

Please always remember that the first step to creating more begins with making the best out of who you are, where you are, and what you have already; from there, the world is literally in your hands.

Higher thoughts. Higher energies. Higher vibrations. Higher frequencies. Higher experiences.

Think ’bout it, ya’ll.


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