Positivity has been an on going journey in my life, that began over two years ago. An important catalyst was reoccurring numbers, specifically “888” which then developed to “38”.
One summer day, a friend lent me a book while we were at the pool. I used to be a big time reader in my youth, but college had killed that joy. Having graduated and not given reading much thought, this lent book was an example of Perfect Timing.
It was called “The Secret of Letting Go“ by Guy Finley. I highly recommend it to any pessimists out there masquerading as “Realists”.
Here’s a little bit from the book, and then after that, back to the numbers thing.
SELF-DOUBT is born out of being identified with the idea that how you feel about yourself depends upon how others feel about you. Give up self-doubt. It only makes you more dependent on others who can’t do anything about their own self-doubt. INDEPENDENCE IS CONFIDENCE.
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS is born out of being identified with the idea that just b/c you can point out something that is wrong, places you above that wrongness. Give up the self-righteousness. It only feels like something right. It is coming from something that is Wrong. Right isn’t something you feel. It IS something you are.
SELF-PITY and past regrets are born out of being identified with the idea that you could have done differently than you did. If you could have, you would have. Give up the regret!! It only ties you to the old life-level that you didn’t know better and keeps you from the one that does!
ANGER is born out of being identified with the fear you feel when others won’t conform to your point of view. Give up your anger towards others and yourself by seeing that the force of fear is not strength. Remember that for any and every action of force there is an equal and opposite one. This explains why the fighting never ends. LET IT END.
SELF-TORMENT is born out of being identified with the idea that the more you suffer the more real, the more important, you must be. Give up all self-torment. It drives you–but it doesn’t take you anywhere. Who you really are never suffers over who it isn’t.
–the secret of letting go
After reading this book, I’d be out and about and when a positive thought came to mind or positive action, I would then have my attention drawn to something with the numbers “888”. Be it, a license plate, part of a phone number (and no not those 1-888-#s), or an account number, you name it.
The more I “policed” my thoughts and made them positive ones, the more I saw the three 8s…
This later morphed into seeing 38 everywhere.. and my theory behind why these numbers, I will go into in another blog.
These numbers stopped showing up in my life. I met the woman of my dreams, she moved in, we made plans, we enjoyed good times.. and then the numbers slowly went away….
Over a year later, we are still together, except now we’re living in Austin, TX which we had made serious plans on doing, and I’m still madly in love with her, and vice versa.
Finding a job has been a struggle. This is the longest I’ve gone w/o employment, but I’ve maintained high hopes and thinking “Hopefully I’ll get this, or something better!”
THEN IT HIT ME!!!!
A business Idea.
Without going much into it, much planning has begun.
38 is back. and in full force. It went from maybe seeing it once every other week or so, to literally in the past few weeks I’ve seen it 4-15 times a day!!!!
Each time in reference to this business idea, that I’m sure I can make Positive for all people involved.
Now, this may sound crazy. But, I’m a firm believer in the Law of attraction and all it has done for me, along with positivity. Since i’m a nerd for math, numbers speak to me. I believe that other people may get “signs” in other ways, that resonate better to them. Be it, songs that pop up, types of people, a phrase, scent, you name it. We all have life as a cheerleader, helping us in the right direction, giving us the green light.—- we just need to be aware enough to notice it.
Break out of habits. break out of routines that only serve in deading your thirst for life. JUST. LET. GO.
and loving life!