Friday, 15 October 2010

How to Stimulate Positive Coincidences

In what way do we have control over the little, or big, positive coincidences in our lives? Are they really just coincidences, chains of events and is it only an illusion to be able to control these? Or is a human being capable of creating positive coincidences? The truth can not yet be scientifically determined. Luckily this is not important. 

What important is, is how to obtain positive experiences. And the way in which the world around you enables you to have or feel these positive experiences. I personally catch myself quite frequently on thinking about mistakes in the past or future problems. Also I am a person who likes to think in utopia's. That decreases the chance on a satisfying time immensely. It is an art to see the great, lovely, intense and awesome events or feelings of a certain moment, at that moment.

To live in the here and now, and doing what your intuition, or feelings, tell you to do. That is the start of a road to happiness.

The funny thing is that the more I listen to my intuition, the more positive events come on my path. As I said earlier, it is not important whether or not this can be scientifically explained. To listen to your intuition stimulates a chain of positive events. The foundation of an upward emotional spiral. 

So, how exactly do we achieve this 'living in the moment' thing? You will not hear me say this is easy, especially when you are currently having difficult times in your life. However, there are a few things you can do to get in the vibe. 

Here is my top 5 things to do to get in a positive vibe:

1. Eating chocolate
2. Getting plenty of sunlight
3. Physical activities
4. Physical contact
5. Giving and receiving compliments

Note that these are all things that stimulate the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are fuel for happiness. 

After making sure I do these top 5 things, I take a break.
Just stop for a second.
Stop some more.
Take a few minutes.
Give yourself the time to look around and really see everything around you, pay attention to it.
Try to hear every sound that you can hear.
Pay attention to whatever your body is in contact with, how does that object feel.
Breath, and feel the air flowing through your body.

These small things make you aware of your current surroundings. They stimulate you to be in the moment. From that point on you can continue with whatever you were doing. Only now, you take the time to scan for positive events. Whether it is an ice-cream you found in the back of your freezer or a phone-call from a  friend you haven't spoken in a while. For these are the things that matter. These are the small things that start your upward spiral.

"The best way to predict the future, is to invent it" - Allen Kay

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