Why is today any more special than yesterday? Because today is the day.
For what? Whatever you choose it to be.
No matter where you have come from or what experience you had yesterday — today is a new day. Ergo, you get to choose how today is going to be.
While this can feel like a trite, overused, hooky-spooky sentiment — that doesn’t make it any less true. Today is not yesterday. It is a new day, and it has potential and possibilities unique to it.
Anticipating a dreadful, awful day is bound to make it so. But on the other hand, if you see the day with potential, possibility, and excitement — that can be how it will go.
Whether or not you believe in the Law of Attraction or conscious reality creation doesn’t impact the reality of them. Like the laws of gravity or motion they are Universe, impartial, and simply are.
No, this cannot and will not impact other people. This is all about you. Trump can believe all he wants that he will remain President despite losing the election. That won’t make it so because he cannot control other people — and change their votes.
This is the biggest misunderstanding of the Law. It applies to only you and your life. It cannot be forced on anyone else and their reality. Sure, to a point you may have drawn of like energies — but without that draw, it won’t be.
Today is the day to reflect on who you are, where you are now and choose where you desire to go.
This is non-toxic
There are far too many examples of toxic positivity and mindfulness in the world. People who are all “la-de-da-do” and blatantly ignoring bad and negative things miss the point.
Bad things happen. That’s because you and I have ZERO control over other people, outside influences, nature, anyone, or anything outside of ourselves.
Control begins and ends with you. Period, end of story. Externally, you can alter your appearance in numerous ways — but internally, you can alter yourself even more.
Mindfulness is not some end-all-be-all utter problem-solving fix. Nor is it a quick-fix ideal. Mindfulness is a constant, regular practice that shows you who you are on every level — which, in turn, opens you to control of that.
On the surface, this starts with your thoughts, feelings, actions, and intentions. You’re the only one inside your head. As such, you’re the only one thinking, feeling, and doing for you. Nobody can make you do anything you do not choose to do.
Once you get beneath the surface level, mindfulness is ultimately awareness of your mindset/headspace/psyche. That which is YOU seeing with your eyes, hearing with your ears, doing with your hands, etc.
Below this layer are the beliefs and habits that have driven you from where you were to where you are to where you are going.
None of these aspects of you are set in stone. Everything about your conscious self is changeable. Hence why today is the day — and you can choose a positive, negative, or neutral disposition.
Let’s talk about neutrality
Some people argue that being neutral opens you to greater options. They will point out that neutrality allows you to stand alone. It empowers you to not be forced into one side or the other — and even allows you to make a choice apart from the opposite extremes.
I don’t disagree with this idea. However, the problem with neutrality is when it leads to indecision or standing for nothing at all.
Let’s look at a contemporary take on a long-ago situation. The musical Hamilton makes a big deal out of Aaron Burr’s unwillingness to choose sides. This inevitably led to Hamilton not supporting his friend when it came to the Presidency — because Jefferson stood for something whereas Burr stood for nothing.
As the line in the show goes,
“If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?”
Neutrality can lead to no position, no stance, and being swayed one way or another — rather than choosing for yourself how to think, feel, and act.
Neutrality easily gives way to indecision.
Lots and lots of people just go with the flow. You know them — they complain about being dissatisfied, unhappy with this, that, or the other thing — and yet when presented options they don’t choose. They remain aloof.
You also know people who choose the negative. They see no solutions, are frequently complaining about other people, see the world as locked and closed off. They have chosen to look on the dark side.
Sure, you can remain neutral — but like a car in neutral, you go nowhere. You need to get in gear for any and all motion.
Today is a new day
Yesterday might have been amazing. A great day of family, fun, and enjoyment. Or, yesterday may have been miserable. Dreary, boring, a day of drudgery and chores and annoyance. And of course, yesterday may simply have been a day. You were in a neutral place, chose nothing, went with the flow.
Everyone has days like the above. Everyone. Nobody has constant, always perfect days. But that’s because if you did you would not know there is a choice in the first place.
The Universe is all about balance. Yin and yang. But you are not just a pawn of the Universe, fate, destiny, or what-have-you. You get to choose for you.
Today can be another day. You can approach it as an awful Monday, promising a week of slogging through work to get to the weekend.
Or, you can approach today as just another day. What happens, happens, you just go with it. Might be good, might be bad, but you don’t choose jack shit and just let it be.
Or, you can make today the day. Start the new activity to build that new habit. Begin eating healthier food. Write the first page of the novel you’ve always wanted to write. Move more. Choose to go for it.
No matter where you are there is ALWAYS a choice to be made. Life only just happens if you let it. But you have the power within you to choose positivity, neutrality, or negativity for any given day. If you desire to be more complete, more in control, and more empowered — why wouldn’t you make today the day?
Today is the day. Choosing positivity consciously creates this fact. What do you desire to do to manifest this reality?
It is easy to choose positivity to make today the day
But it requires mindfulness of your thoughts, feelings, actions, and intent.
Knowing that you have options available to you to control today and drive your life as you would desire to, you can choose positivity, neutrality, or negativity for today. When you choose positivity, you have decided to empower yourself to work with mindfulness and conscious reality creation to manifest something incredible and worthy of you. That ultimately empowers you.
When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that can spread to people around you. This creates a feedback loop of awareness and positivity.
You build more positive feelings and discover further reasons to feel positivity and gratitude. That can be the impetus to improve numerous aspects of your life for the better, help overcome the overwhelming negativity of any current situation, and generate yet more positivity and gratitude.
An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of immense positivity. That positivity can generate even more good energies — and that, like you, is always worthwhile. You are worthy and deserving of all the good you desire.
Thank you for reading. I am MJ Blehart. I write about mindfulness, conscious reality creation, positivity, and similar life lessons.
Originally published at https://titaniumdon.com on November 16, 2020.