life goes in cycles , good and bad. Whats that saying 'bad things come in 3'. I remember a few years back my gym was down sizing, my girlfriend had left me before a planned over seas trip and life had just dealt me an average hand. So as per usual I found myself wandering the streets of Thailand in between gym sessions.
Now this is where things get interesting. Here I am , down , lost, not to motivated, and I cant remember how or why this guy appeared - but I found myself deep in conversation with some random 'yogi' in the street. This is what will always stand out in my memory. Firstly he says to me 'I know you've had a hard life, especially since your Mother died' he reaches into his pocket and hands me a piece of paper with her name written on there. Ok. Then he says I know your girlfriend left you but that is actually a good thing, then again he reaches into his pocket and hands me a small piece of paper - again with her name on it. Spelt correctly - 'alright you have my attention' I said. He went on to tell me about my past , present and future in great detail. Which was in great detail , the future im not so sure because well... its the future. But what he told me the future was looking good.
As quick as he appeared, he disappeared. Suddenly I had gone from down/lost, to feeling positive and somewhat happier, instantly. From a stranger, telling me some amazing things. Sure this guy POSSIBLY had some kind of look into the future and past - whether he did or not or it was just an really fucking amazing party trick.
This is the difference between positive and optimistic/proactive people to negative pessimistic/destructive people whether they are yogi's that find you at the right time or your best friend who shoots you down when your feeling great, for no real reason.
People can completely change your mind-state, outlook of the future, emotion and many other things, even just with a few sentences. IF YOU LET THEM.
Becareful who you take advice from , but be open to be guided by the write people. Never a judge a book by its cover , but also trust your instincts about who you listen to. And if people choose to talk about you , good or bad, take it as a compliment.
Back then I was never really spiritual and I definitely didn't believe in fortune tellers. But here we are, me telling you about a fortune teller, yogi , changing the course of my life.
He also gave me a necklace I still have to this day.