This got me thinking, if it's possible to be in what truly is paradise and still be so unhappy, perhaps paradise goes deeper than just a location. There's this idea floating around that if you just get somewhere your life will be changed and suddenly all of your troubles will disappear. This of course isn't true, because no matter where you find yourself, if you haven't changed on the inside, no matter where you you go, you'll make reasons to be unhappy. You must first create a paradise within yourself so that no matter where you are you will be in it.
The definition of paradise literally means an enclosed park. It's root words were used to describe a place within a palace that might have featured beautiful flowers, and a lush escape from the day. If paradise is an enclosed park, it truly is something that we can all carry within ourselves, a gorgeous place where we can keep ourselves fueled with love and positivity.
The more I travel, the more I see love and beauty in the world. Rather than being shown a scary place where bad things happen, I have seen an exciting and dazzling place full of adventure and ready for us to see her for what she is.
I decided to spend the next few weeks talking about creating a paradise inside of yourself. I have met too many people who are traveling and still unable to appreciate the awesomeness of it all, I truly believe it's because they aren't ready to see it. There is beauty everywhere in the world if you have the right mindset to look for it and you don't have to be on white sandy beaches to find it either...although it doesn't hurt!
To begin preparing your paradise, I want you to be conscious of the words you are sending out into the world this week. Practice only sending good ones. If you say something negative about someone else or a situation you're in, say two good things immediately afterwards either about that person or the situation you are in.
Are you stuck in line at the dmv and "It sucks"? Well then take that time to call a friend or loved one that you've been meaning to or catch up on some reading. Start to see every perceived negative as a possible positive, and find your paradise wherever you might be.
Happy Friday, see you next week!