Negativity comes in many forms - anxiety, fear, doubt, failure, and a host of others. These feelings and thoughts become barriers that prevent us from living the kind of life we want - if we let them.
In Sowing and Reaping Part 1: The Truth About Mindsets, I wrote about the concept of sowing and reaping and how it applies to the way we think. Now, in part two of this series, we'll look at another side of this spiritual law and the process of defeating destructive mindsets.
Will you really reap what you sow?
In case you don't know, the theory of sowing and reaping claims you get back what you put in; you get what you deserve. We often apply this principle to the choices we make.
If you make stupid decisions with your money, you'll be broke. If you treat people poorly, others will treat you poorly. If you don't take care of your body, you'll get sick.
But is there more to it than that? What are the effects of a negative attitude? Can you really be successful by having a positive mindset?
Our failure to understand the Law of Sowing and Reaping is one of the main reasons we continue to struggle in life.
Have you ever noticed that when you try to do almost anything, you start running into one road block or dead end after another?
When that happens, do you start wondering if what you want to do is meant to be? Is it even possible to get where you want to go?
Sometimes, things are much harder than we expect them to be. In fact, it can be so difficult that something we were once passionate about starts to look like a bad idea.
As you travel through life's desert, the path you are on will, at some point, be blocked or appear to end. Each time this happens, you will have to choose another way. Which path will take you where you want to go? Which road will lead you closer to your destination?
As we study the paths, one way seems so right it can't be wrong. It's the path we choose when we've done all we can and don't know what else to do.
It's called the Path of Least Resistance.
And though it often looks like the only choice, is it really the right one?