Chats with Grandpa always leave my soul feeling nourished and my mind feeling satisfied with its inner workings. Before I tell you what the topic of conversation was tonight, first let me paint a picture of my Grandfather… An ex-footy player, ex-sergeant detective, taxi driver, and business owner who grew up on a farm inland from Byron Bay in NSW Australia with three other siblings.
My Grandfather is not an emotional man, quite the opposite really, he will push your buttons until you’re on the verge of tears to teach you to be stronger. But he is smart beyond measure, his genorosity compares to nobody else I have ever met, he values his own company until he has a few too many wines and turns into a total clown and becomes the life of the party. He is a hard man that has seen and experienced a lot of fucked up shit that has made him both impervious to pity and the most understanding of the human mind.
The topic we got onto tonight was positive thinking. We spoke about how positive thinking may be harder for some than others but always easily attainable with a willingness to learn the practice. He told me even when I was in diapers, I always carried a positive attitude and in the past year he has seen it blossom and manifest in my life even further. To his credit, he confided that he believes Veganism has played a huge role in that. For a hard-working true blue bloke, he has such a keen mind to the inner spirituality of the body and mind that he doesn’t even realise. He spoke of how our body is 90% and our brain is 10% yet our brain is everything and how we think is what we become. He talks about concepts like manifestation, without ever using the word. He has just learnt it through his life, it is so inspiring.
I spoke of the liberating idea that you can do whatever you want in this world, and the only thing standing between you and your goals is your excuses as to why its ‘impossible’. I spoke of the fact that I have noticed I have been putting on a little bit of weight but I am a different person now so instead of freaking out, crying and reacting like I am told I am supposed to by the media… I am at peace with it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not happy with it but I have realised that it was myself that let me get this way and if how I looked was really THAT important to me than I would do something, but at the moment my studies are more important to me. I do not freak out because I know how to lose the weight and I know I will do it, but perhaps in a month or when my F45 membership commences at the new gym.
Grandpa spoke of the power of the words ‘I can’t’ and ‘I don’t want to’ which is so key to positivity. You can do ANYTHING, it is your personal choice not to. And that does not have to be a bad thing. You do not have to want to do the things everyone else tells you, you should want to do. You should be at peace with yourself, and if you want to make a decision to change know that there is no pressure, your life is totally and utterly in your hands.
Stay full of LOVE,