The Ramblings of the Titanium Don

Explorations of Conscious Reality Creation and Other Matters

Month: March 2014

Positivity: Starting Over

You can always start again.

The rest of the animal kingdom has it much simpler than we do.  They look for food, they look for shelter, they seek a mate or mates to pass on their genetic material.  For them, life is a matter of course.  Whether a domesticated or a wild animal, their needs and wants are relatively simple, and easy to fill as such.

Humans are a lot more complex.  We have a much wider variety of needs beyond simply existing.  Certainly you can live to find food, shelter and a mate…but in the structure of the society we have built this will require other things to be achievable.  Our wants and our needs are infinitely more complex than the rest of the animals roaming this planet.

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This is advantageous to us.  We have this amazing ability to build and create so far beyond our simplest resources.  We live in shelters complete with power and artificial heat and cooling, we can acquire food with currency from a single space without hunting/gathering or even necessarily growing it ourselves.  We can meet a mate on the other side of the world if we so choose.

When we make our choices about who we wish to be, what we wish to do, whom we wish to associate with, if we make them poorly we can always restart.  We can always begin again.  Because there are always more choices.

We lose sight of what a positive thing this is.  We get bogged down in the mundane, we find ourselves believing we are trapped in a world we would rather not be in.  This is only true when you accept it for truth.  But you can always start again, you can always begin anew.  And that is a very positive thing.

It may not be easy, it may not be simple, it may not be something you can do unassisted, but you can start again.  No matter how sad you are feeling, how lonely, how depressed, you can restart.  Just knowing and acknowledging this possibility can help us see that we have the ability to choose and create more positivity.

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If you are in a negative situation, you can start again to build up a positive one.  The only limitations we have are those we set upon ourselves.  The ability to start over, the capability to make new and different choices is only limited by you and me.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that you can start again will allow you to take a negative situation and restart it for a positive one.  Knowing that you can restart will help you to create a new reality for yourself, and to work towards making life to be what you desire.  You are empowered with the ability to start again and create Positivity.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the ninth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.

Pathwalking 117

Sometimes The Universe just kicks you in the teeth.

There are times when no matter how hard you work, no matter how much you struggle, no matter all the good you do and all the positivity you generate, you do not win.

We have all been disappointed when our expectations were crushed.  I don’t know anybody who has not experienced this.  That time you got sick when you were supposed to take a great trip or that date that did not happen or the job you did not get.  These things will happen, and they will take you by surprise, and they will shake your faith to its foundations.

I am constantly talking about putting forth positive energy.  I am always writing about how positive begets positive, how you need to be mindful of your thoughts and how that will make your life better and happier.  This is an enormous aspect of Pathwalking, and also one of its greatest challenges.

The trouble is, just because you are putting forth positive energy and positive thoughts and focus it does not mean that you will not still be saddled with negativity.  Bad things can and will still happen.

I am going to share with you something very personal now.  I was expecting a fairly substantial tax return from the US Government this year.  I was counting on it to help me ease many expenses and allow me to get my head financially above water.  I received notice that my tax return has been claimed by one of my debtors in full, and I will be receiving none of it.

Kicked in the teeth.  So what do I do about it?  Scream?  Rant and rave?  Destroy things in an uncontrolled rage?  Demand justice from the Universe and curse out the Powers-that-be?   Break down emotionally, mentally, physically?  Sob?  Whine and kvetch?  Raise my fist in anger and damn the government for screwing me over?

All of these might be a release of some kind, but none of them will do me any good.  I cannot change this, I cannot fight it, but I can direct it.  I can choose how I will react to it.  Yes, this stings a LOT, but I am not letting my disappointment defeat me.  I have chosen a path, I will continue upon it, and I will accept the let-down and go on.

I believe that this is just a moment in time.  This awful thing, this unfortunate disappointment.  I am being shown that I can go back to who I used to be, overreact in an utterly useless way…or I can take what I have learned and go about my path despite this obstacle.

This sucks.  In no uncertain terms I really needed the money I was expecting.  However, I will find another way.

Here is where I am going to go hooky-spooky on this.  I believe that this is the final hiccup before I realize my journey.  Despite how cliché this phrase is – it is darkest before the dawn – this is that moment.  This is that faith-shaking event that is the last gasp of who I USED to be attempting to overwhelm who I AM now.  This is the point where I either give up, cease to believe what I know is true about my choices and despair…or I push forward, let this unwanted event pass and continue along my path.

I am amazed by my own calm.  Just a couple of years ago I would have been enraged, my heart would have raced, I would have cried out and ranted about how unfair life is, how greedy the state can be, how I can never win and am always behind the eight ball.  But that is who I used to be, that is not the man I am now who began Pathwalking and continues to do so.

I know that this is just a moment in time, it is not a grand conspiracy to ruin my life and make me poor.  I know that this is just a bump in the road, not a sign that I am utterly wrong about what I know is true about life and the universe.  And despite the hardship, the disappointment and the twinge of sadness over this I cannot help but feel…I am ok.

This is not the end of anything.  This is a moment.  Disappointment like this is not a sign from the Powers-that-be that you are wrong, that you have chosen poorly, or that you are undeserving.  It is just one of those inevitable moments that are a reflection of past attitudes and fears.  This can only divert me from choosing to walk this or some other path if I allow it to.

I have come too far to turn back.  You cannot go backwards in time, you can only go forwards.  I will not be brought down by this disappointment, I will not let this drive me to negative thoughts and feelings, I will sigh, say that this unfortunate, but it is what it is and I will let it go.

I would go on to tell you that this is not easy…but in truth, I am finding that it is.  I know what path I want to traverse, I know what I want from my life, and I know that these things can and will happen, and I have discovered that accepting this without question feels utterly right.

This is the proof that when you control how you allow yourself to feel, you can better cope with those bad feelings and negative emotions.  They happen, you acknowledge them, you feel them…but when you let them wash over you rather than hanging onto them to soak in that negativity, they have next to no power over you.  I am in control here.  Just as you are in control there.

Even when the Universe kicks you when you are down, you can choose whether to let it go or hold onto the negative energies.  This is Pathwalking, not only choosing control over your path, your destiny and your life, but control over your emotions, which you and you alone have the power to do.  Disappointment will occur, but how you feel about it and hold onto it or let it go is utterly yours to control.

I have been disappointed.  It is what it is, I have accepted it and commented upon it; I let it wash over me and let it go, and I continue along my path.  I have no doubt I am ok.  I know you can be too.

How will you cope with your next disappointment?

 

This is the one-hundred seventeenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Respect

Everybody deserves respect.

I believe that many of the conflicts across the globe are the result of a lack of respect.  The rich do not respect the poor and vice versa.  The religious do not respect the atheists and vice versa.  The conservatives do not respect the liberals and vice versa.  I could go on and on, but no doubt you can see how easy it is for us to disrespect our differences.

We all deserve to be respected, despite our differences.  This seems like a very simple statement, but in truth it carries an unbelievable amount of weight.  Respect is this amazingly simple notion that gets easily overlooked.

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Why do we lose respect?  I think part of it stems from the way we tend to group ourselves.  Rather than generalize, we get so specific in how we identify ourselves.  Whether by race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality…we create these boxes that we want to place ourselves in.

Once inside these boxes we have created, we easily respect others around us.  But those outside of the same box?  Well they are different, they are not in the same place as we are.  We are often led to believe that they do not respect us, so respecting them in return doesn’t happen.

So we fight one another.  Whether it is a physical fight, a political fight, an emotional fight, a spiritual fight or what-have-you, we end up in conflict.  What are we conflicted about?  Respect.  We want to all be respected for our opinions and our beliefs, and we disrespect those who do not respect us in return.

Respect however begins from within.  Do you respect yourself?  The import of that question is enormous, because if you do not respect yourself, how can you respect others?  If you cannot give respect, how can you expect to get respect?  It has to start with you – you have to know that you DESERVE respect, and as such you need to respect yourself.

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You are worthwhile.  You are free to believe as you want to believe, to worship as you want to worship, to love as you want to love, to be who you are.  As such, you deserve respect.  As such, EVERYONE deserves respect.  I believe that if we show more respect for ourselves, and in turn more respect for others we can generate more positive energies, and better the world around us.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that you deserve respect, and that respect comes from within first can help you to see your own worth, and then allow you to give respect to others.  Knowing that being respected makes you feel good, you can return that respect and create Positivity.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the eighth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.

Pathwalking 116

Are you true to yourself?

Do you treat yourself in the same manner you wish to be treated by others?  Do you respect yourself?  Do you hold yourself in high esteem?  Do you like yourself?  Do you love yourself?

It never ceases to amaze me how little we ask these questions of ourselves.  We are so keen to learn how those around us are doing, how our friends and family are feeling, how our coworkers are handling stress – we ignore our own needs.

Part of this is due to a great many mixed messages, telling us that if we do not give of ourselves, we do not deserve to have the good we desire.  You must give to receive.  You cannot be selfish.

That is the problem.  We are quick to jump to accusations of selfishness.  We have all thought it about someone.  He’s so selfish…she is so stuck on herself.  And because we do not want to be similarly judged, we strive for selflessness.

As a Pathwalker, I am working to make the life I most desire for myself.  I want to choose my own path, take my own way, be true to who I am at my core.  I also have to live in the real world – I have bills to pay, and various other obligations that cannot be neglected.  I seek to find the balance in my life that will make me most happy, and also let me live life as fully as possible.

I have recently begun to make more time to do the things I love.  As a writer, it is distressing how seldom I would take the time to work on any of my fiction projects.  Months at a time went by where no words found their way from my mind to the page.  In addition to that, I was only reading on a sporadic basis.  Writers also need to be readers, in order to best hone their craft.

I determined that I needed to write and read daily.  I began simply by choosing to take time every single day to write in one of my works of fiction and to read at least a chapter from a book.  The intent with this is to build a new habit, so that I am doing this very important thing for myself.  For more than a month I have succeeded in this.

Is the time I take for writing and reading every day selfish of me?  Is it inappropriate that every day I am reading for my own pleasure and writing worlds that exist only in my mind?  No.  I am not being selfish with this act – I am being true to myself.

Part of why I need to read daily is to see the style in which other writers work.  If I am reading some sort of fiction, I can see how my own work can be compared to that of others.  I may even gain insight in how to better plot my story, better describe my characters and situations.  Reading fictions also adds fuel to the fire of my imagination.

If I am reading a non-fiction, in all likelihood I am studying something to better my understanding of the world around me.  I may well be reading something to better myself.  This, too, sparks my imagination, and also gives me better insight into who I am, and who I want to be.

How do I answer my own questions I posed to you at the start of this?  Am I true to myself?  I certainly put a great deal of effort into this idea, but overall yes.

Do I treat myself in the same manner I wish to be treated by others?  Yes.  Do I respect myself?  Yes.  Do I hold myself in high esteem?  I am working on this.  I know that low self-esteem will not allow me to be happy.  Do I like myself?  Yes.  Do I love myself?  Again, a work in progress.  But compared to how I felt about who I was just a few years ago, I have come a long ways.  As I strive to better my dietary habits and frequency of exercise, I give myself more love for myself.

Does any of the above make me selfish?  No.  I believe that actual selfishness is a combination of greed, egotism, and low self-esteem.  A selfish person does not give to themselves, they take for themselves.  They do not get things from others, they take them.  They have a tight grip upon the things they take and hold for themselves, and cannot be reached.  That is what makes a selfish individual.

I give these things to myself.  I also strive to give similar things to others.  Whether friends and family, or strangers who might be reading these words, I want to give to others what I give to myself, and I only wish to take what is offered.

This does not mean you should not strive for an opportunity.  It does not mean you should not take a chance.  There are things that will be placed before you that are meant to be taken by you.  You will know they are for you to take.

When you pause to ask yourself questions, you are most true to yourself.  When you are most true to yourself, it is almost impossible to be selfish, because I believe that when you are true to yourself you find giving makes you far more happy than taking.  When you are true to yourself I believe you will be inspired to be more true to others.  I think it is kind of impossible to be selfish while being true to both yourself and others.

In conclusion, I have one question for you.  Are you being true to yourself?

 

This is the one-hundred sixteenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: You Are Not Alone

You are not alone.

No matter how lonely, no matter how isolated, no matter how detached you may feel, you are not alone.  It does not matter how unique you are, it is not important how much differently you think from those around you – you are not alone.

No one else is here, you might be thinking.  There is no one else inside my head.  No one is beside me.  I am alone in this life.  This is simply not true – you are not alone!

Why are you not alone?  Because I am with you.  Because I am also a dreamer, a thinker, an individual who does not think the same as any other.  I share in your hopes and fears and dreams and desires, and I understand you.

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You don’t even know me, you might be thinking.  That may be true…but it does not mean I do not understand what you are going through.  I may very well be feeling the same way as you are.  I am also seeking relationships with other people, seeking validation, seeking happiness for myself.

My dreams are not the same as yours.  My thoughts are different.  I have hopes and fears and desires that may well be totally counter to yours.  Nonetheless, because we share these same abstract concepts, and because we are ultimately striving to be happy – we are in this together.

One of the darkest negatives we face is that sense of loneliness.  Everyone feels it.  Maybe not all the time, but I have never met anyone who has not felt alone.  When that doubt creeps up on you, when that dread of having no connections outside of yourself and no contemporaries washes over you, know that you are not alone.  Know that there is someone else out there who is feeling the same, and who is there for you, just as you would be there for them.

Despite distance, differences of opinion, incompatible language and emotional variances, none of us is truly alone. How can this be?  By virtue of our ultimate core being, we can never be alone.

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What is that ultimate core being?  When you get past the skin, past the internal organs, past the atoms that make up the molecules that ultimately become each and every unique individual, you are energy.  Pure, uncomplicated, indestructible energy.  From the smallest organism to the largest galaxy, all of us are energy, which can neither be created nor destroyed.  As such, we are all one.  Ergo – you are not alone.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that you are not alone, you can move past those moments of loneliness and doubt more easily, and escape that negative sensation to find and experience better feelings.  Knowing that even when no one is present you are not alone, you can create Positivity.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the seventh entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.

 

Pathwalking 115

Jealousy is a useless emotion.

Our emotions serve numerous purposes.  They let us feel beyond intellect, beyond the most basic knowledge into a far broader world.  Our wide gamut of emotions is part of what makes each of us so unique.

Most emotions serve a purpose.  They let us know if we are in a positive or negative mindset.  They let us express ourselves beyond words, facial expressions, and any other physical gestures.  Emotions cover a vast array of topics, range from the good to the bad to the indifferent, and are a part of how our souls express themselves in the world.

When it comes to all the emotions we are capable of feeling, there is no emotion more useless than jealousy.

What IS jealousy?  Dictionary.com defines it thus:

noun

1.jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself.

2.mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.

3.vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.

4.a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood.

An expression of resentment directed at someone or something, suspicion, uneasiness.  Jealousy is an emotion that we do not really hold for ourselves, but against another.

Pathwalking is about controlling our choices, taking control over our emotions, and seeking and making our own destinies.  Jealousy is an emotion that has nothing to do with the self, and as such is a useless emotion.

Jealousy is tough to identify because it often hides as another emotion.  Unwarranted anger, fear, that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach.  Jealousy rarely stands on its own, it chooses and even hijacks other emotions to use as disguises, because jealousy on its own serves no purpose at all.

I have written more than once that you have no control over anyone else.  No matter how much I share about my ideas and Pathwalking, I cannot make you walk a path, I cannot change you as a person, I cannot directly change the external.  The only thing anyone can truly take control of is personal, internal things.

Jealousy is an emotional response based wholly on an external factor.  There might be something that causes me to become jealous, and from there the only thing I can get is negativity.  Negative begets negative, I write often, and as such I will not be able to easily walk my path if I am in that headspace.

Jealousy can take on so many forms.  It is the attention a loved one is getting from another.  It is the award you see a fellow get that you feel you are more worthy of.  It is the promotion you are passed over for by another.

What is jealousy, really?  It is a lack of self-esteem.  We become jealous because something happens that makes us question our own worth, our own deserving of the things we want.  Jealousy is a manifestation of doubt, discontent, confusion that we direct at another.  It is a cleverly disguised emotion that does not serve anyone in any way, except to give us someone or something other than ourselves to blame our discontent on.

How do I identify and discard jealousy?  This is hard.  We all find ourselves having instances of jealousy, but it often takes someone else to point out to us that our anger, our mistrust, our discontent is jealousy.

The first step is to be more in touch with my own emotions.  Ask – How am I feeling?  What am I feeling?  Why am I feeling this?

Why is important in regards to jealousy.  It is asking why that will identify the external issue, and help to locate and deal with the internal one.

The most important thing here is to acknowledge that jealousy is a useless emotion.  It does nothing to improve life, it does nothing to help you along your path, it does not serve you in any positive manner.  Accepting the uselessness of jealousy is the first step in combating its grip on your other, hijacked emotions.

We cannot be positive and happy all the time, I know that.  But we can choose how long to live with and dwell in negativity.  We can certainly identify and stamp out jealousy and its ineffectuality.  I believe that if more people lived less jealously of other people, we might all find greater contentment in smaller and more meaningful things.

Can you see why jealousy is meaningless?

 

This is the one-hundred fifteenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Creativity

We have an amazing power in creativity.

Our unique ability to make our world, to build, to invent, to evolve, to start from a raw idea and conjure an amazing construct is incredible.  While we have observed other creatures on this world capable of building and using tools, none has show the skills we have to imagine and create wonders.

We take so many aspects of our world for granted.  From the smallest things like running water and electricity for our homes, to the supermarkets where we can buy food from around the world, to the cloud and its seemingly endless amount of data storage; all of these things were our creation.

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No matter how difficult things may seem, no matter how rough and unbelievable stories we read are, our creativity is endless.  And that is something to feel positive about.  We can make this world better.

I watched the premier of Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting the new Cosmos.  I was pleased beyond words to see a program on science being aired on national broadcast television.  This is not just science, it is color, it is imagination, it is a chance for anyone to access a bigger, more amazing universe.  It was made accessible to anyone, and it made me feel positive that the creativity of people in this world can overcome negativity and adversity and open countless doors.

There is almost never only one way to deal with a given situation.  There is nearly always another option, another choice, some other possibility.  We do not live in a world of black and white and extremes, we live in a world bound pretty much only by what we can imagine, and from there what we create.

Look at what we have created over the centuries.  From the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Gutenberg Printing Press to the steam engine to the airplane to rockets to microcomputers, we have used our creativity to build a world for ourselves that is incomparable.  We have evolved our means artificially with fantastic inventions, all brought forth by creative minds.

We were once hunter/gathers, travelling to different places during different seasons both to track game and to avoid weather extremes.  Now we are resident in climates that are nearly inhospitable for months at a time.  This is all due to our extraordinary creativity.

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No matter how small you are feeling, no matter how bad a day you might be having, think about all the possibility.  Whether matters change and improve in an hour, a day, a week, or a month, we have the ability to use our creativity to make our world a better place.  We have creativity to allow us to better our life.  We are capable of creating virtually anything for ourselves.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that you have the creative spark within you to imagine, discover and build a better life for yourself can lift your spirits and change your attitude.  Know that despite negative things that happen, you can still create Positivity.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the sixth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.

Pathwalking 114

No matter how many answers you come up with, there are always more questions.

This, however, is a very good thing.

Life is constantly changing.  There are always new things to discover, to learn, to experience.  Even when day after day is largely similar, there are always going to be moments where there is new and different and unique.

Thus there are always questions.  Even when you find answers to your questions, you still get more questions.  I am going to state again – this is a good thing.

Why?  Why are more questions a good thing?  Because more questions mean more opportunities to learn, to grow, to change.  Life is not meant to be stagnant, unchanging and totally constant.  Every time you have a new question, you have a new opportunity to experience this, and to discover new things.

I am constantly stating that change is a good thing.  Change is necessary for life, for growth.  A part of that is questioning what you experience, questioning what you learn and as such learning more and newer things.

Pathwalking is about gaining better understanding and control of your personal world.  Pathwalking is making your own goals, choosing your own paths and destiny.  In order to know what makes up your path, you have to ask questions.

Even when you find answers to your questions, things change.  As such, that means there must be more questions.  More questions means more opportunities to make changes, and to direct your own life as you would most desire to have it.

I believe that there are too many people in the world today afraid of asking questions.  Rather than ask questions, they prefer to just accept what other people give them, what others tell them.  They absorb information, but do not question it…and we wind up with too many people who are dissatisfied and distressed with their lives.  And rather than ask the necessary questions that would help them learn how to find a path out of the situation they would rather not be in, they continue to seek out others to do the questioning for them.

It is increasingly easy to put the proverbial horse before the cart, and just take the answers we find.  Many people are unwilling to question the answers they are presented with, and accept things at face value that they might otherwise not if they were willing to do some analysis.  Its easy to let someone else give you answers, but wisdom is borne of questioning even the answers, to make sure they sit with who you are and how you think and live your life.

What is right for me is not right for you.  Even when we ask the same questions, our answers may be very different.  But more importantly than the answers, the process we take to get to them will help us to determine the path we would choose, and how we go about choosing it.

As a Pathwalker, I work to choose my own way, to make my own destiny.  It is a process, and there are good days and bad days.  Sometimes I question if I am making the right choices.  And that is ok.  Asking questions is the only way to analyze the path, and to determine what is and is not working, and how to make necessary adjustments along the way.

Nobody knows everything. There are certainly experts on various topics, but even the experts had to ask questions to learn what they know.  Questions are essential for knowledge, for prosperity, for understanding, for every aspect of life you can think of.  The only way to learn new things is to ask questions in order to find the answers.

Questions.  Always it comes down to questions.  The right questions, the wrong questions – this is in many ways of more import than the answers.  Without questions we are incapable of knowing ourselves, and if we do not know ourselves, how can we know other people?  How can we know our desires?  How can we know our goals?  All of these questions and their asking are incredibly important to any path we may desire to choose.

Without more questions, there cannot be more growth.  Do not let seemingly endless questions daunt you, or throw you from your path.  Know that Pathwalking is constant questions, without which you will be unable to discover new things and new paths and choose the best life you can make for yourself.

What questions are you asking?

 

This is the one-hundred fourteenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Overcoming Trials

Some days you feel sorely tested.

I just had such a day.  I went to work, and I was confronted with multiple difficult situations that really tested my patience, my crisis management skills, my people skills, and my diplomacy.  It was the kind of moment that left me utterly drained, sapped most of my energy and made me question why I even continue to do this job.

I got home from work exhausted.  It took several hours for me to recover from the incredible emotional, energy draining situation I had experienced.  I was low, moody, and just plain cooked.

So where is the positivity in this?  I came out on top.

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I managed to manage the situation, handle the difficulties, and come out on top.  I did what needed to be done, kept a cool head, and showed myself that I could deal with a difficult and distressing episode.

Most days have their ups and downs.  Some days more things go right, more things go your way, and you come out feeling energized and happy and full of life.  And then, conversely, some days more things go wrong, more things go against you, and you come out feeling drained and discontent and lifeless.

Positivity is seeing that even after a bad day, difficulties and tests and struggles, I am strong enough to recover, and face tomorrow.  Not only that, but I am able to regroup and claim my own level-headed place for myself once more.

I am not alone in this.  You are also capable of this.  No matter the difficulty, big or small, direct or indirect, you can handle it.  You can come out of any situation and you will come out on top.

You are going to have terrible days like I just had.  But know that even if you have another day like this, you will still have another day.  You got through today, you will get through tomorrow.  And who knows – this might just get easier when you see it for what it is, and know you are stronger than you believe yourself to be.

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Accept that you will have days that are more bad than good.  But know that you can handle them, you can leave them behind, and you can have good days to bank against the bad days.  That is Positivity.  No matter how you are tested, you will live to fight another day, even when it feels like way more effort than you want to give.  You will get another day.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that even when you are faced with many trials and tribulations, you can handle and overcome them all goes a long ways.  Know that despite negative things that happen, you will still find Positivity.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the fifth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.

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