Have you ever wondered why some people are so happy even when we understand that life will always bring to everyone ups and downs?
Having understood that positive energy will always attract more positive energy, there is no easier way to ascertain that if you want positivity, then you have to stay positive. It doesn't depend on the circumstances around you, it actually begins in the mind.
This simply means that what you constantly base your thoughts on shapes your reality. If it is not what you are seeing now, then you will see them sooner or later. So the big question is, why risk all that on negativity when you can channel it all to something productive?
Remember "When you want something, all the universe conspires to bring it to you" - Paulo Coelho
Like I said earlier, it has to begin with the mind.
The greatest power you possess is being able to control what affects you. You might think that you don't, but the point is whatever affects your body, your surroundings, etc, still cannot affect your mind until you allow it. That is why it is inside of you and only you can let someone get in there. That is where the real you lies.
It's funny how we attribute our emotions, decisions and sometimes even cognition to our hearts when the real seat of affairs belongs to our minds. I like the idea though because I would hate to remind people constantly to know what they say to my mind. You know when someone says "Someone broke his/heart" just imagine if it were the mind being susceptible to that LOL
Anyway, let's get back to the topic of discussion, I know I love to joke a lot :)
Your mind is the control point of everything you see in you and around you. It is what defines your life, your words, your body, your surroundings, the way you perceive life and the way life manifests to you.
So the simple puzzle "Is the cup half full or half empty" is just a breakdown of what life is for different people.
Same concept when you think about this
"We can complain that rose bushes have thorns or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses"
It is the difference between the person who is complaining and the one who is rejoicing.
The way you see life is just a reflection of who you are and this in turn will affect the way life comes to you.