There is a lot that we cannot control and a lot that we can. The wisdom in knowing the difference between what is and what is not in our control makes all the difference to the quality of our life, health, happiness, inner peace, and stress levels. Our greatest challenge is to shift our perspective from trying to control the external and instead focus on taking responsibility for our internal state of being, and OUR actions, OUR words, and OUR thoughts, instead of those of others.

It is all too easy to get caught up in the challenges of life, especially given the many challenges of our times. But life is not created from the outside in, rather from the inside out. What we each think, say, and do matters most to the quality of our life and the quality of our collective consciousness. We can try to coerce, to use fear, to use guilt, or any similar tactics to get others to do what, how, and as we please, we can choose to get angry, depressed, disappointed, and disillusioned with systems, organizations, and the state of this world as we know it, but none of this changes a thing. The only way to change is from within. The only way to change our world is by being the change ourselves.

To help you expand your consciousness and bring awareness to this in your life, here are 9 practical ways to instantly beautify your life for a more positive, joyful, and beautiful life experience.

  1. Create harmony instead of chaos.
  2. Give compliments instead of criticisms.
  3. Focus on solutions instead of problems.
  4. Practice gratitude instead of complaining.
  5. Apply understanding instead of judgment.
  6. Act with kindness instead of cruelty.
  7. Nurture hope instead of cynicism.
  8. Choose joy instead of misery.
  9. Grow love instead of hate.

May peace, love, and kindness towards yourself and others be your guiding beacons on this life journey!