What Defines A Good Life?
Oftentimes when we think of a good life we envision peace, happiness, harmony, getting whatever we need and want all the time, not having to make difficult choices, getting along with everyone, being loved by all... basically an easy life! Love, money, career, happiness simply manifests effortlessly! This would be considered the perfect life wouldn't it? A good life! Perhaps the best life ever? But is an easy life really a good life?
Perhaps it's a matter of opinion... Perhaps it's subjective? I personally consider my life to be a great life... an amazing life to say the least! Although it didn't always feel this way. Most of my life hasn't been easy at all... Well, that's not exactly true. I have had it easy in many ways. My life hasn't been excruciatingly difficult- Just quite challenging! However, if it wasn't for the ongoing support of my mother and father my life probably would have been excruciatingly challenging and painful.
Even with their constant support I've had my excruciating moments of depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, despair and near insanity! Yet, I feel that it's been just the perfect amount of pain and suffering needed to mold me into the wonderful, compassionate, intuitive and creative healer/ entertainer that I am today. I have more admiration and respect for myself today then I've had for myself my entire life. But it was a struggle to get here...a perfectly beautiful, and in my opinion, necessary struggle!
You see... I believe a "good" life is wrought with challenges... Because a "good" life is one that makes us better! A "good" life is one that builds character, compassion, and understanding! A "good" life is meaningful! When you are finally able to take all of your negative experiences, pain, suffering and challenges and turn them into something positive, well... to me, that is not only a good life... that is a great life! If you can take your negative experiences and use them to help ease the suffering of others...well... then your life is no longer just a good one...it becomes a miraculous one! I believe we were all put on this planet to learn certain lessons and also to help others learn their lessons as well. This planet is a big classroom. We are all students and teachers.
So you know what? Even if you believe your life has been terrible, miserable, excruciating or perhaps just not so great...there is a lesson to be learned at all times. There is always a blessing in the curse! You have the ability to change your way of thinking and turn your negative existence into a beautiful and magnificent one! Only you have the power to create a good life! You know why? Because YOU define your own life! YOU define your own existence!
Nobody can tell you if your life is good or not. Yes, people may judge your life based on their own perception of what they think a "good" life is. But in the end... only you can decide if your life is good or not. And only you have the power to change it! No matter how old you are, no matter how long you've suffered... You may believe that the suffering will never end. That's simply programming. You can change that! It's never too late... change is always possible!
And when you finally get the hang of it, you'll find that the creation process is quite enjoyable and rewarding. Much more satisfying then just passively accepting what life hands to you. It's not about wanting a better life... It's about creating a better life! Remember... Change your thoughts and you change your world! A great life is just a thought away!
Jennie H is a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Co-Founder of Self Saviorz Society California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Poet, Author and Entertainer with goals to help raise the vibration and consciousness of humanity!