How to Have the Best Day/Year/Life Ever!
By Art Ramsay, PhD

 When was the last time you said or thought, "This is the best day ever"? Has your life steadily gone downhill, gone uphill, or stayed the same this year compared to last? I hope you are asking yourself these kinds of questions at least once a year, usually at the end or beginning of one. Better is to ask this kind of question weekly or monthly.

 As I write this, it is the beginning of 2011; forecast to be a spiritually significant year. If I just do what I have been doing, will the end of 2011 just automatically change because it is due to be spiritually significant? I think not. While changes forecast from a weather and energy, or vibration, standpoint will happen, my life will not change just because of it. I must make changes in alignment with those changes.

 So it is with any expectation that "things will get better". They will as long as you adjust your spiritual connection and vibration to make 'things' better. Having the 'best day ever' does not just happen, it is created. Can you have more than one 'best day ever'? Absolutely. You can have one after another, after another. It is a matter of mindset.

 We all can thing back to a day in our lives when everything seemed perfect; just the way we wanted it to be; our best day ever. Everything went right, or so it seemed. But did it really? What does 'everything went right' mean? Well to me it might mean something very different than it would to you. My expectations might be higher or lower than yours. The best day ever is simply a perception, a state of mind. There cannot be an absolute 'best day ever', for it is different for each one of us.

 If this is so, then how can you create a 'best day ever' everyday? Simply by believing it is so. I do not think you can conjure up a 'best day ever' in your mind without trying to make everything go 'right'. But what does 'right' mean to you? Whether you want to believe it or not, there is no absolute 'right' or 'wrong'. It is merely a matter of perception. Just like there is no absolute 'good' or 'bad'. What you might call 'bad' I might call 'good'.

 Let us look at an example of what I am getting to here. You are using a rake and shovel readying the soil for seeds in your garden. Someone calls to you to answer a phone call. You set the shovel down, turn and trip over the rake as you take your next step. You fall to the ground hurting your knee. As you chastise yourself for leaving the rake where you could trip over it, you notice something shiny in the sunlight. You probe through the grass and find a gold heirloom you had lost a year ago.

 Was that a 'good' day, or 'bad' day? You hurt your knee, made negative remarks about your misfortune; bad day. You found a missing heirloom; good day. Do you total up the 'goods' and the 'bads', the 'rights' and the 'wrongs' to decide if it was a best day ever, or maybe a worst day ever? No. If you did, you would carry all the negativity with you to bed. Finding the heirloom could be the one factor that shifts your day to a 'best day ever'.

 The point I want to leave you with is that it does not matter what happens on the 'outside'; what happens on the 'inside' is what counts. Keeping your mind in what I call a state of high vibration would have you laugh at tripping over the rake, vowing to be more careful next time. Pain is still pain that you would not enjoy, but know that there are consequences from not being mindful.

 What do I mean by keep your mind in a high vibration? Quantum Physics tells us that everything is energy, and that its characteristic is vibration. Our bodies vibrate at many vibrations, and within our body, our brain has its own vibrations. From an emotional standpoint, a low vibration would be anger or depression; a high vibration would be joy, peace, love.

 Keeping a 'high vibration' might be like maintaining a state of happiness. Another aspect of keeping a 'high' vibration is that tripping over a rake does not happen, because you are more aware. You create this sate of mind moment by moment, day by day. It is not usually created instantly. You work with your beliefs, especially the ones that cause aspects of your life that do not work.

 One way to get started is to stop complaining, which leads to not being judgmental. Start each day with the intention to not complain. When you do, note it and what it was about. You could wear a no complaining wrist band or rubber band to remind you. Notes taken about complaints will lead you to beliefs.

 It is a process. There is no one method that works better than another. But it does take effort to make the choice to take that first step toward peace of mind. You are the captain of your ship (life); you are the only one that can make it happen. What choice will you make today? I suggest you begin your day intending and saying "this is the best day ever!"

 Where will you be this time next year, next month, tomorrow? What step needs taking to start your journey to happiness; to THE BEST DAY EVER?


Copyright 2011 Inner Peace and Wisdom      All rights reserved