Staying Positive in a Negative World

We have to come to the awareness of the infinite pairing of opposites keeping the universe going – birth and death, joy and sorrow, celebration and tragedy, and the list goes on. During our lifetime we will see tragedy, we will know sorrow, we will feel regret; it is not a question that negative things will come into our lives. The key is our ability to deal and rebound from the negativity going on in our lives, and in the world around us.

We do not have to let the disheartening news from the world shade our perceptions. When we focus on the positive, we can help ourselves from falling into the darkness. Be grateful for the all the positives in your life. Hold tight to what you are grateful for because it will help you get through the doom and gloom the world portrays.

Remember, for every grisly news story that we read, for every somber news clip we watch, there are hundreds of good things that happened in the world that did not make the news. There are people overcoming challenges, working together to change the world, and giving back. Unfortunately, the more horrific news “sells” better over the heartfelt news that we all could use. Spend some time to seek out those “good news” articles often buried deep in the newspaper.

Sometimes there are tragedies so great we cannot make any sense of them, it is difficult for even the most positive person to see the light through the fog of darkness. We have to let go of thinking everything in this world is for us to understand. There are things beyond our comprehension; in those times, we have to take comfort that there is more then just us at work in the universe. Open up and allow healing, allow faith and hope to remain strong. Time heals all; we just need to allow it to pass.

It is up to you, whether you focus on everything that is beautiful in the world or choose to let the despair affect your perceptions. It is your choice; do not allow anyone else to make it for you. You can be in charge of how you view the world. When you focus on the good in life, you will be able to steer your life in whatever direction you want.

After all, doesn’t everything come down to our perception in the end? While we may have little or no control on what goes on around us, we do have total control over our own thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.


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