“The world is new to us every morning – and every man should believe he is reborn each day.”
Baal Shem Tov
The world is new to us every morning. When you wake up tomorrow morning you will be given the gift of another day. Every man should believe he is reborn each day. If you believe you are reborn each day you will think in your natural state of mind. You will think happy, peaceful, abundant and loving thoughts. Yes, then the world around you will start its daily assault on that state of mind. However, since you’ve decided to be reborn you will be better equipped to handle it like the champion you are.
As human beings we’ve all been given a gift. That gift is our ability to think. We get to choose how we feel based on what we think. It’s that simple. If you choose you want to be happy; you can. You just have to think happy thoughts. If you decide you want to be at peace; you can. You just have to think peaceful thoughts. If you decide that you want to worry; you can. You just have to think from a worried state of mind. If you decide you want to continue to be sad; you can. You just have to continue to think sad thoughts. It is your choice.
Choosing to believe you are reborn means you are no longer carrying any baggage with you. You are starting with a clean slate. That clean slate allows you to start the day in my natural state of mind. Your natural state of mind is one of happiness, peace, abundance and love. That is how we were all born. Worry, pain, lack, sadness and all other negative feelings arise from our dealings with the world we encounter. We allow outside circumstances and experiences change us from our natural state of mind. That is why we should make the effort every day to believe we have been reborn no matter what circumstances you may or may not be facing.
If you’ve had an epic birthday party I want you to look back into the past and remember that day. Do you remember how excited you were when you woke up that day? You were excited about all the friends that would show up and give you love. You woke up ready to take on the world because it was your day. Then you had your party and it was epic. You still remember the surprise gift that you were given and still have to this day. You still appreciated that day. You didn’t have a care in the world at that point in time. For that important day you forgot about all of your worries.
Now bring your mind back to this morning. Do you remember how you felt when you woke up this morning? Did you have to hit snooze because you really didn’t want to get up? Was your first thought on how much stuff you needed to get done today and you had no idea how you would get it done? Did your mind immediately go to that thought about the troubles you have in life, no matter how big or small? Unfortunately that was the morning for too many of us. Some people like to call it real life. I call it BS. I call it BS because whatever thought you had this morning you had the choice of thinking it. Choose carefully and choose to be reborn.
In order to choose to be reborn each day you are going to have to create a habit or routine to ensure it happens. Everybody is different so I’m not going to prescribe what will definitely work for you. However, here are some things you can try:
- Put the word reborn on your nightstand. (Wooden block letters from your local hobby store work great).
- Create your own affirmation and write it on a small piece of paper. Put that paper in your wallet and read it every day. “Today I am reborn.”
- If you are into tattoos get reborn tatted on your chest, wrist or shoulder.
- Purchase the Reborn pin (pictured above) website (www.infinitereminders.com)
If you have a unique way you remind yourself of something important daily share them in the comments. Maybe someone can benefit from your techniques.
When you wake up tomorrow morning you will be given the gift of a new day. You are also given the great luxury of how you approach that new day. You can choose to let life’s circumstance and history bring you down or you can choose to be reborn. When you make that choice you start the day with a clean slate. You can then choose to be happy, peaceful, excited and abundant. Choosing to be reborn will help you have a brighter and better day. We all could use a little help. Help yourself and choose to be reborn.
As always I ask you to enjoy the journey,