This was a question from a student at the school I work at.
At my school I have been called "Mr. Happy" because I walk around smiling all the time. Most of the kids can't understand why school would make me so happy, hence the question about what drugs I must be taking.
Well the simple fact is that I'm an optimist. I have trained myself to be positive.
It is far easier to go about smiling, to say hello to everyone and be friendly. Than to go around frowning and grumpy.
Every day I make a choice. Do I go into school grumpy and irritable? Or do I go in cheerful and relaxed? I choose the latter, because it makes the day so much easier.
So I have practices and training to make this happen: meditation, gratitude, affirmations, physiological anchors, all sorts of things that I drawn upon to pick which side of the coin I want to live on.
"I’m successfully in this only a few months and I’ve been earning as a part time job $5,000 a month, and I haven’t even started yet…the future’s good…"
- Harold Upton
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THE POWER OF TOUCH:
For the past few days I have felt this disconnect from what I didn't know, until yesterday it dawned on me.
As most of you know, for the past week in London we have had a heat wave. At 34 degrees we have all been feeling hot and sticky which is awful when you have no air conditioning right? When it's that hot outside and I'm sure hotter inside, you don't really want to cuddle and simply touch anyone.
Yesterday, it was 22 degrees. A normal temperature. For the first time all week my boyfriend and I did our usual cuddle on the sofa and then it hit me. I WAS MISSING THAT SKIN TO SKIN TOUCH.
Oh my god it makes perfect sense. It is so important for us to express our love through connection whether we are cuddling, offering a hug or even holding hands.
Try it today and see how you feel. Hug a friend for a second longer. Embrace your child, mother, father, sibling or even your partner. The power of touch is so much more powerful than we realise. It lifts your energy and gives you a sense of comfort like you won't believe.