Keys to Having a Good Life.

Via Rachel Brathen
on Jan 29, 2014
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Rachel Brathen

Keys to having a good life

You create the world you live in. The people we encounter on our path are there not by chance, but because we brought them to life. The experiences we have and the situations we face are here because we each made it so.

You are a powerful being with the possibility to manifest anything you like, but most of us do this unconsciously.

Depending on what you focus your thoughts and our energy on, your life situation will change—for better or for worse. What does your life look like right now? Are you at peace and content with where you are? Are you manifesting a life of love? Or are you manifesting a life of fear?

By becoming aware of our thoughts and realizing the power we have over a life situation, we can start to manifest good instead of bad.

Focus on what you want to create instead of what you lack.

It’s very logical—by thinking negative thoughts (I am not good enough/I don’t have enough/I am unhappy) we will have a negative outlook on life, thus attracting more negative experiences into your space.

It’s a vicious cycle, and we all need to stop it right away.

Begin from where you are. There is beauty in life. Connect to it. Be positive and grateful for the blessings you have. Be here. Don’t dwell in the past. Stop thinking in terms of “should have” “could have” or “it would have been better if.”

You are where you are! You cannot change what was in the past. Why focus on something you cannot possibly do anything about?

What you can do, however, is change your present.

It’s here, where you are.

This is it.

Life is now. 

Change your life situation by being compassionate, by staying positive, by forgiving, by focusing on love and light and space and gratitude and abundance and happiness.

What you direct your energy towards, you attract more of.

Meditate on the magical, breathtaking beauty of the world and soon that magic will be part of your everyday life.


What are you manifesting today?


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About Rachel Brathen

Rachel is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on


6 Responses to “Keys to Having a Good Life.”

  1. Silvina says:

    Thank you! love this ♥, namaste

  2. Oliver says:

    Lovely post indeed! I really like how the words are stirring up a positive momentum. A bit like "daring to be happy" and realizing that "now" is always the best time to start. Only two days ago I compressed my thoughts "in 160 characters" and I think it goes quite well with your manifesto too:

    OUR FUTURE PAST ~ Sometimes we forget to remember, telling ourselves to pipe down, ignoring the noise of our mind. A silent voice convincing us to turn a deaf ear to the now.

    Keep at it and keep embracing life… 🙂

  3. Mr Tang says:

    Loved this from Rachel's blog and now on Elephant too (especially on Elephant too). Nice one Oliver by the way. Keep that writing (and maybe send to Elephant if you haven't already..)


  4. annabell says:

    Such a needed message for my current life situation! Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Marci says:

    Pretty amazing timing for her to write this when she did. Sending blessing her way for the tragedy she is going through~

  6. Linda says:

    My heart is breaking for Rachel right now. Grief is a difficult emotion and thinking about what you want gets clouded over by just wanting your loved one back. I know she will come out of this with more wisdom and insight. Keeping her in my prayers now.