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Celebrate good times. Come on.

A friend and I were talking the other day about how we tend to downplay the good things in our lives when talking to another person in order not to hurt that person’s feelings. Like, if someone notices that I have a new car, I’m quick to say, ‘Oh, it’s not that great. I got a really good deal on it.’ Or, if someone notices I got the iPhone X, I say, ‘Yes, but it’s not that great, my other one was broken so I had no choice.’ In other words, I tend to soften the wonderful things that happen to me, or that I can afford to buy for myself, so I don’t look like a jerk, shoving that stuff in someone else’s face.
And it made me think of a couple of things. First, when I do that, I’m assuming that my success will make the other person sad, or that they’ll be angry at me for having success, whether it’s in my business, my personal life, the fact that I have a new car, or can afford a new iPhone, whatever. (And let’s face it, there are those people out there. The ones who dislike you because you have the things they want but can’t seem to manifest. Those aren’t the ones I’m talking about here…because that’s all about them, not me or you.) And second, by downplaying what I’ve manifested in my life, I’m sort of shunning it and thereby pushing more of its kind away from me.
I think we all have people in our lives whom we aspire to be like. I know I do. For me, they’re friends who are just so incredibly happy and have so much fun and do awesome things and manifest awesome things. They’re also famous entrepreneurs who manifest easily and give generously. These are just some of the people I look up to. Now, what if there are people out there who look up to me? Aren’t I doing them a disservice when I downplay my successes, personal or business? What if, the person I downplay something to was actually hoping to get inspired by my success?
By me dismissing any success I have, aren’t I letting them down?
Yes, I get it. There’s a right way and a wrong way to talk about your successes. Shoving something in someone’s face is most definitely the wrong way. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about ignoring your success to make someone else feel better.
There was this great Abraham-Hicks quote the other day and part of it read:
“When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhappy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperous—you attract more of all of those things.”
That quote made me realize that every time I downplay the things that I feel good about achieving or manifesting, I’m not feeling vital and alive and prosperous. Instead, I’m feeling sorry for someone else. And that’s not good for me, or for them. So what do we do?
Celebrate good times…and invite everyone along for the ride.
Live and learn in Munay.

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