We’re constantly viewing a movie inside our minds. Just like a DVD player we can always press a button and watch. However some people prefer to dwell on their favorite button.
Here are five basic ‘life's buttons’ similar to a DVD player:
The Rewind Mode – When we choose to rewind the painful events in our lives and refuse to move forward. We become ‘prisoners’ of the past and eventually end up living in misery.
The Fast Forward Mode – When we tend to get so busy making a living but not making a ‘life’. We are always in a hurry trying to accomplish everything at one time.
The Stop Mode - The time when we refuse to live. We try to run away from all concern and focus on vices or addictions just to relieve hurts or anxieties. We engage on self-gratifying activities without thinking the needs of other people.
The Pause Mode – We need to pause for awhile and rest. We have to recount good memories and realize its lessons. However, we don’t have to stay that long on this mode because we have to consider the fifth mode.
The Play Mode – When we try to savor life including all the joys and pains of living. We face every challenge that comes our way and enjoy the journey. This could be the happiest mode.
These buttons are available to us. It’s up to us to choose which mode fits us.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. ~James Allen