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Surthrive: A Made-Up Word for a Positive Outlook on Life

Surthrive: A Made-Up Word for a Positive Outlook on Life
I have a weird outlook on life. I see the world as a positive growing space. Do you have the will to surthrive. This made-up word doesn’t just mean survive and complete the bare minimum, but it also means to thrive. Each of us is given a daily dose of challenges that cross our paths along with the choice to step onto that moving train or let it pass you by. The more we board that train with life’s free ticket, the better we will feel about ourselves and the faster it will cruise us towards a fantastic journey to a more favorable destination. To get there sometimes it can seem like hell, but hey that’s why only the strong survive…amiright?

The good news is that we build our choice muscles with each challenge we accept. With each decision made, we strengthen ourselves. More momentum is gained along with willpower. The trick is to spend less time complaining and just complete the challenge ahead.

It’s essential to understand that no matter how successful you are, your life will never match the way you foresee it. It can be better, but this is the main flaw we face in having a personal preference (more about this later). There will always be at least one piece missing. This is what keeps us on our toes and hungry to grow. We must accept this hunger like a lion on his quest through the arduous jungle we call life.

Now let’s turn this game we call life into a video game. Remember the train analogy. Ok good, if not, retrace my words. Once you’ve done that, next imagine that your current mission is to start on level one and make your way to that front car. What happens in level one? How about getting rocketed out of your world as you know it aka your mommie’s vajay jay and seeing a brand new world. Your first view is scary looking beings yelling push in masks with a really loud high pitched noise being your mother’s scream. The finale in level one is learning to walk the whole distance of the last railroad car without shitting yourself in your diaper. Each train car is packed with unknown challenges you will have to overcome in order to level up in life. What counts is how we choose to handle these challenges. The game we call life can be boiled down into one sentence. Do we accept our current challenge or avoid it? Do we level up, or stay where we stand or crawl? Do we make excuses and put up with the ok view in this railroad car or do we push forward because we believe railroad cart 52 has a much better view? In other words, do we stay in the job we hate or do we overcome the challenges in order to gain the one we crave? If you choose to move forward your challenges will always level up and become harder because your consciousness needs expansion. Life commands this growth, but we have free will to accept or decline the Universe’s wish. If you accept you will feel better and better over time. If you avoid life, life will make you suffer. First with a pinch, then with a slap, and if you still choose not to listen then with a brick.

You see life is molding you into the person you were meant to be.

One of the most amazing things about life’s need is that the Universe will never challenge you with something that you can’t handle. You are designed to complete each challenge you are given. But there is a catch. You have to connect to the present moment and let your intuition guide you. There will be all kinds of twists and turns and sometimes you will lose. That’s just the nature of the game.

If you have the strength and endurance to keep pushing forward you will eventually get to the train that takes you to your favorite destination. In the video game we call life, all you can think of is this final destination or completing the last level. In your heart, you believe that the day you get to this destination your life will be complete. But, there always appears to be that one “thing” missing. The only problem is that we need to take thousands of trains over thousands of days to get there. This involves so many small decisions it would make your head explode just thinking about it. So empty your mind and use your intuition to guide you to your promised land.

I will warn you the destination is never as beautiful as the journey, but this is something everyone wants to find out for themselves. I will also say that success is defined in the millions of small decisions, not necessarily the big ones. And when I say success I just mean happiness, unlike conventional success.

Fast forward to now. Are you there? Next challenge: Tell your parents you don’t want to go to college. That was just the first challenge that came to mind, but the challenges you faced today I’m sure are a lot simpler. For example, I had to get a Uhaul and drive several hours to go to my parent’s house to move a couch on my only day off. Not fun, but hey I feel better knowing that I did a nice thing for my parents and pushed through one of life’s challenges. They are happy and so am I. I am contributing to the greater whole. This is one of the desires the Universe craves most.

It’s important that we start seeing the whole picture and not just our desires (mini or humungous) out of every moment. Can we put our egos and desires on hold for just one sec. I want you to close your eyes and imagine the greatest version of your self. Now that you see it with that lightning-quick brain of yours, next I want you to imagine how you got there. Not as easy, is it? But here’s the question: was it easy or was it hard? That’s really what it boils down to. And so many of us are looking for the fast way out without putting in the blood, sweat, and tears.

The spiritual journey is never easy but is the only one that will give you lasting happiness. You can be conscious about your spiritual journey, or not and that’s ok. As long as you are fulfilling your purpose.

So let’s make a pact that we are going to look at life differently. What if we embraced every moment with open arms disregarding any personal preferences as to what we want to happen in the moment and allow it to unfold naturally. Let’s find the strength to ride life’s wave before it comes crashing down on us due to resistance.

90% of the time your life is going to hit you with things to do that you don’t want to do or happen, but here is the catch. The more you don’t want to do something, the bigger the reward.

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” – Eckhart Tolle


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