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Explorations of Conscious Reality Creation and Other Matters

Month: June 2014

Positivity: Consciousness Creates Reality

Consciousness creates reality.

This is an amazingly positive statement. It boils down to one simple notion – you create your own world.

It is astounding and somewhat upsetting just how many outside forces work continuously to disprove this notion. We are told that circumstances are beyond our control, and that there are limitations and so on and so forth. We are frequently disempowered, and we wind up disbelieving this idea entirely.

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Despite all the forces arrayed against this concept, they cannot take away its central truth. Consciousness creates reality. More often than not this is achieved on a subconscious level, but that does not make it any less true.

Let me illustrate this more clearly. Have you been in a situation where you set out, utterly confident, completely certain of a great outcome? You have zero doubt, you are absolutely sure in your heart of hearts that the thing you are doing will go as you most want it to – and it does? You wind up with that specific win, that perfect moment, just as you wanted it to be. You never thought there was any other possibility, and so it was.

Now what about the opposite? Have you been in a situation where you set out, completely apprehensive, certain that things would fall apart? You are full of doubt, you are utterly unsure and worry that the thing you are doing will likely fail – and it does? You wind up with that awful loss, that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, that terrible moment, just as you feared it to be. You did not believe it would work, or you believed that it would not – and you were correct.

Consciousness creates reality. This is so hard to believe, so difficult a notion to master…and yet it is possibly the greatest truth in the universe.

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How does consciousness create reality? It is the combination of thought, belief and emotion that builds your reality. You can’t think it without emotion, you cannot believe it without thinking it through, and you cannot simply feel it if you disbelieve. Body, spirit and mind in harmony all together create your total consciousness, and from there, you can create reality.

Do you know anyone who wants to create a negative reality? Of course not. We all want good things. We want to be happy. We want positive things. And we can use our consciousness to create our reality and fill it full of positivity.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that consciousness creates reality, we can choose to focus on being more conscious, and thus ever greater creators. When we balance out our ideas with our beliefs and our emotions, we can build the world we most want to live in. The more we remember that our consciousness creates our reality, we can choose not to create negativity, but instead to build even greater Positivity. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the twenty second entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.

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Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose.

This is how life works. You cannot always get a medal just for participating. Sometimes you score a win, and sometimes you get a loss. This is how it is.

The problem that comes of this is not about competition, and it is not about whether you are on the winning end or the losing one. The issue to pay attention to is whether you are gracious or sore in victory or defeat.

There are a few small matters to attend to prior to this main topic, however.

We live in a universe of plenty. There is abundance for us all. The problem develops when the “haves” decide to become hoarders, and as such create the “have-nots”. We are led to believe that there is not enough for us, whether it is money, jobs, food, fuel, or what-have-you, and we give away our empowerment and continue this vicious cycle.

Then, to add insult to injury, we find ourselves in competition with one another. We compete for all these material things, and even worse for numerous immaterial things, and we fight against one another for all sorts of silly reasons. Some of these fights are small and interpersonal – and some involve whole groups of people committing war crimes.

We do not need to compete! There is enough for us all, the world is big enough and the universe is generous enough that we need not have competition between the supposed “haves” and the “have-nots”. Yet when certain individuals or groups or organizations come to power, they want to hold their power so tightly they create competition, and the next thing you know we are bickering back and forth about any number of personal issues we need not compete over.

I am not saying we should not hold competitions in the form of athletics and such. This is a different type of competition, and encourages personal growth and development. However, when we all jump in and choose sides and start to stand against the supporters of our favorite team’s opposition, we lose perspective rather swiftly.

This does, however, bring me back around to my original point. Because there are going to be winners and losers, whether from a competitive act or the nature of life in general, what kind of winner or loser you choose to be has a tremendous amount of meaning and power.

Sore losers are not pleasant. They tend to whine, they tend to mope, they tend to throw the blame around and make everybody near feel miserable. They want sympathy, they want you to prop them up, and they want to make anyone they consider a winner feel low. Sore losers are, I think, why we have a problem nowadays with acknowledging those who are meritorious and deserving of accolades.

Equally unpleasant, however, are sore winners. They tend to whine, they tend to gloat, they tend to brag and tell you what a loser you are and make everybody feel miserable. They want attention, they want you to prop them up even higher, they want you to know they are better than you. They want the losers to pack it up and never compete against them again, unless, of course, they can win handily and frequently. Sore winners also cause those who do not win to think less of the meritorious and those deserving of accolades.

A gracious loser, however, does not whine. They do not mope, they do not blame everyone else for their loss. They accept that they have lost, they congratulate the winner, and they let it go. They likely analyze the why and how of their loss, and hopefully figure out a way to win in the next instance. Gracious losing does not mean accepting a loss with resignation, it means accepting that the loss has occurred, but it is a moment in time, and once past need not be repeated.

A gracious winner does not brag. They do not gloat, they do not lord their victory over everyone else. They show gratitude for the win, they congratulate anyone who loses on a game well played, and then they let it go. They likely analyze the why and how of their win, and hopefully figure out how to win again in the next instance. Gracious winning does not mean accepting you will win every time, it means accepting that this has been but a moment in time, and once past might not be repeated.

When you are walking your own path, some of your choices will produce wins, while some will produce losses. This is how life works. Participating is all well and good, but there is a goal, and succeeding at that goal might be considered a win, while failing could be considered a loss. How you accept that situation, with bitterness or with grace, will determine a lot about how your continued Pathwalking will go.

For what it is worth, I have been experiencing a great many hurdles of late. This has been causing me to view my situation as being full of many defeats. I know, however, that if I take these losses sorely, I will certainly be asking for and likely incurring more losses to come. I need to be gracious, I need to be grateful for all that I have, and let go of the things making me feel this way. I have the power to do this. I control how I allow myself to feel.

Yes, there are things making me angry, making me feel powerless. I acknowledge them. Having acknowledged them, I must now change my focus and be gracious so that I can continue onwards. I am reminding myself that there are going to be days I will consider a loss – but will I be a sore loser, or a gracious one? That makes a huge difference in what is to come, and how I deal with it. I cannot hold onto it stubbornly and bitterly, I need to just let it go.

Letting go, however, can present its own challenges. That will be next week’s topic.

How do you accept your wins and losses, bitterly or graciously?

 

This is the one-hundred thirtieth 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. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first fifty-two weeks (Year One) of installments of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Failure

For some, failure is the thing they fear the most.

For some, there is nothing more awful, more terrifying, more negative than failure.

Failure is not a negative, unless you choose for it to be. Failure can be, in fact, quite the positive.

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Yes, this runs counter to much of the beliefs our society holds. We always hear about the success stories, we are always striving to be successful in our endeavors. As such, we hold up success as an ultimate source of positivity. And conversely, we hold up failure as an ultimate source of negativity.

But that is not the truth. Sometimes the greatest positivity can be generated from failures.

Some of the greatest inventions that we use every day were the result of a failure. Penicillin, the pacemaker, potato chips and the Post-it Note were all the results of a failure to produce something else intended. And yet it can be argued all of these things changed our world and helped shape our lives.

Yet we still view failure as negativity, when in fact failure can be quite the positivity asset. When we fail, we generally come away with a life lesson, and we learn something new. When we fail, we open a new door to possibility, and from that failure can come a far greater success than anything we had initially set out to achieve.

Certainly I will not deny that this feels counterintuitive. We are taught that failure is not an option, that failure is a bad thing, and so we come to see it as negative. But the truth is that failure can be incredibly positive. From failure we can gain insight, we can gain new strength, we can learn more and uncover greater depths than we might have previously imagined.

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At the time of the occurrence of a failure it does not seem positive. Usually it will feel negative, it will feel bad, it will make you unhappy. If you choose to hold onto that, then it will remain negative. But there will be a lesson to come of that failure, and that can be an incredible positive. It does not matter if the failure is a job, a relationship, an invention, or an idea. You can still find positivity from failure, because there is always another way, another option, another opportunity. And that is what positivity is all about.

Sometimes it’s a matter of perspective.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that failure need not be a negative, unless you choose to see it as such, can open numerous new doors and show different opportunities. When we allow ourselves to fail, and recognize that it could produce a greater success than we intended, we can build a much more positive life. The more we can see failure as simply a matter of life, and an opportunity, and not a vehicle for negativity, the more Positivity we can create. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the twenty first entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.

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Nothing is unchangeable.

There is no situation, no circumstance, no event that cannot be altered in at least a minute manner.

The trouble is, we have been led to believe that most things are static. Tigers cannot change their stripes and whatnot.

Let me reiterate – nothing is unchangeable.

I have come to believe that what it boils down to is four things. Identifying the need for change. Desiring the need for change. Acting on the need for change. Ultimately, changing.

I am sure that it will come as no surprise that this is not easy. However, easy or not, it is not outside the realm of possibility. We can make a change. It may be small, it may be vast, but there is always a choice, always an option.

Sometimes it feels like it does not matter. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, what you try, what effort you put forth, change will not happen. However, it can and will. Some change just takes far more time, and a wide variety of efforts.

A key to change is, in fact, feeling. It has come more and more to my attention of late the incredible importance of feeling. It is all well and good to think through a situation, but to make anything happen, to move from one situation to another, to make ANY change in your control, you have to feel it.

It is easy for some to feel but not think, but I have always been a far greater thinker than feeler. I know what change I want to make, I know intellectually what it will take to effect that change…but when it comes down to the emotion and positive energy necessary to actually generate that change, I get stuck. When I get stuck, I start to feel negative and the cycle of inaction continues.

How do you break this? How do you change the seemingly unchangeable? The four steps broken down individually I believe look something like this:

1). Identify the need for change. There is something in my life that is not working. I need to identify if this is something I CAN take control over, or if not what aspect of this something is within my control. It is too easy to only see an over-arching something, and not the individual point or points that you can most easily control. It requires analysis, it requires thinking. This part does not require as much emotion, though the idea of the need for change should be to help generate more good and happiness and positivity in your life.

2). Desire the need for change. This is almost pure emotion here. You cannot just want the change you have identified that you need to make, you have to WANT it. This is not just a half-way, if-it-happens-or-does-not-it’s-all-ok matter, you need to desire change. You need to preview in your heart how this change will make you feel, and what it will mean to you once it has been affected. When you want change, you will find it far easier to create and move forward with that change.

3). Act on the need for change. This can be the hardest part of this process. Change that you are in control of requires action. Action for some people implies work, and that can generate all kinds of frustration and other ill feelings. However, if you have identified a need for a change, and you desire that change, then you have to make actions in order to create change.

It is so very easy to just let life happen. It is so much easier to let nature run its course. But when we want and need and desire change, it is up to us to make changes. We can take control, we can make it happen in our own way and our own time. This requires action. Sometimes it’s a small action, sometimes it’s a whole lifestyle shift. But acting on the need for change puts you in control, and lets you be the creator of your own path to walk. Finally:

4). Change. This might seem really obvious, but just because you have taken the previous three steps – identifying the need for change, desiring the change and acting on it, it does not mean that you HAVE changed. A one-time diversion from a habitual manner does not a change make. Taking all the steps but not actually changing that which you identified and desired to change happens so very frequently. For example, let’s say you know that you need to lose weight and get into better shape. You identify the need to change, and you REALLY desire to make it happen. So you join a gym, you buy organic food and plan to shift your diet. But then you don’t go to the gym, and you continue to eat processed, unhealthy food regularly. Thus – no change has happened.

I set out to read and write daily some months ago. For quite some time I was a champion of this, and I was reading and writing fiction daily. Overall, this has become a habit, even though I do still miss a day here or there. But I am no longer going months between working on sections of my fictional stories, and I am getting through far more books and experiencing other authors more than I have in years, and I am very happy about that. I saw a change I needed to make, I desired to make it, I took necessary actions, and I made the change.

Nothing is unchangeable. There is no situation, no circumstance, no event that cannot be altered in at least a minute manner. Once you identify the need to change, desire that need, take action and then change, you can choose the path you most desire to walk in life. Think it, feel it, take control and live it.

Do you have changes you want to make in your life?

 

This is the one-hundred twenty ninth 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. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first fifty-two weeks (Year One) of installments of Pathwalking is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Opposites

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

As such, if you are feeling down, you can bring yourself back up. If you are sad, you can find something to make you happy. If you are feeling uninspired you can find something to light your spark again.

When you are feeling negative, you can seek out things that will return your mindset to positive.

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I know that there are days this seems almost impossible. If you make the mistake of turning on the news, or if a friend has something awful they are sharing via social media, or you yourself are facing some form of adversity, it can feel like generating positivity is unimaginable.

This is one of those things that, believe it or not, you have complete control over. Even when it does not feel that way, you CAN find a way. You can make the changes necessary to feel positive when you are not.

How? Sometimes this is simple – other times it takes a lot of different actions. But there is always a way to turn from negative to positive, despite obstacles and appearances.

Music can really alter your mood and feelings. Stepping away from where you are, even if it’s simply going from sitting to standing can shift things. Finding a distraction, like a video game or TV show or movie can bring about the missing positivity. Cleaning or decluttering the space around you can refresh your thoughts. Meditating, letting all the chaos swirling about find a place to either rest or escape can positively change things.

The important thing to remember is that you have the control over this. You can choose to let yourself be awash in negativity…or you can choose to change it and find things that are positive.

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I concede that there are times it is good to feel sad, to feel down, to let the bad feelings happen. We need the negative to know the positive. Opposites exist for a whole host of reasons, and we really live most of our lives between them.

We can, however, choose how long to let the negativity be a part of us. We can turn the situation around, but it is a choice that only I can make for me, and you can make for you. But no matter how negative you may be finding things, there IS a positive to be found.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that for every negative there is a positive, you can seek out and reverse matters. When we allow ourselves to make choices, we can alter the fabric of the universe around ourselves. The more we recognize our own power to make change, the more we know that for every negative there is a positive, the more Positivity we can create. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the twentieth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.

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Pathwalking is more an emotional journey than a physical one.

This is the part that I find I have the hardest time with overall. I can intellectualize the philosophy and I can give deep thought and a loud voice to the concept, but the necessary emotion behind it is a challenge.

I have met many people along the way for whom emotion comes first. They can cry at the drop of a hat or they feel pretty much everything around them. The let their emotions dictate their life, and they often have problems when it comes to reason and intellect in opposition to their emotion.

Of course there are many who are the opposite, where intellect comes first. They shed no tears, they are often looked to as robots incapable of feeling anything around them. They let their intellect dictate their life, the often have problems when it comes to feeling and emotion in opposition to their intellect.

Like almost everything else in nature, there needs to be a balance struck between these two extremes. We need to be able to make use of both emotion and intellect in order to not only find, but to feel and walk the path we might choose.

My issue has always been in the emotional. I have a particular talent for shutting down my feelings, and allowing my intellect to dominate how I move myself through this life. This is particularly ironic since I am something of an empath, and I can see and feel emotions from other people more easily than I can feel them for myself.

I have stated here before that in order to manifest anything you need to not only think about it, you need to feel it. You cannot simply will something into existence, you have to put feeling behind it, you have to feel it into existence. And you cannot simply feel something into existence, either…you need to intellectualize it in order to realize with any precision what you want.

Hooky-spooky mumbo-jumbo. You cannot just think and feel things into existence. There have been numerous works written about this subject. A lot of spiritual and psychic and even intellectual guides have put this idea to paper. It is not just some abstract idea that only a truly gifted person can realize, it is right there for all of us. Pathwalking is my own take on this idea, but it is not a wholly original or unique concept. My philosophy is very open ended, offering, like the paths available, numerous approaches.

I can prove that this is real. I have experienced it for myself. When I was severely injured years ago, and the doctors told me my recovery could take years and may never be total, I did not accept that. I was told I should be walking with a limp the rest of my life, that I may never regain full use of my arm following some extreme nerve damage.

This is in no way a dig on medical science – medicine and science have made this world a far better, healthier, more complete place. But medicine alone does not do the job. Doctors were able to take the steps to repair my badly broken leg and take the pressure off the nerve bundle in my arm so I might recover.

I know that by thinking about nothing but totally healing completely, and that I would be back to normal function just like before my accident, combined with FEELING what it would be like to be whole and accepting no other possibility made it happen so swiftly and completely. I know because even the doctor was surprised by the speed and extent of my recovery. Unless today I show you the rather impressive scars, you would have no idea how damaged my body is.

I walked the path to total recovery. Despite what was believed to be possible, I KNEW, intellectually, that I could take it further. To make it happen, I FELT, emotionally, the power of being whole and healed and well again.

A decade and a half later I am walking my own path. I am sharing that process with you, and I can explain in great detail the intellectual aspect of this philosophy. However, that is insufficient. There needs to be emotion on this. There has to be feeling.

As often as I point out that positive begets positive, and that you can build better things through positivity, it is important to note this is not simply thought, this requires feeling. If you think positive thoughts you will not feel better about much of anything. See, the key is that word – FEEL. You need to also FEEL the positive thoughts, or else you are, to all intents and purposes, simply spinning your wheels.

I have chosen to walk my own path in life. I have thought through this choice…but I have not done so well with FEELING through my choices. That is my new challenge – working on not just seeing, thinking, and attempting to walk a path…I need to better FEEL the path I am on. It is time to start working on the feeling portion of these choices, so that I can once again manifest my life.

I have done it before…I can do it again. I can always do it.

So can you.

Are you feeling as well as thinking about your path?

 

This is the one-hundred twenty eighth 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. Feel free to re-blog.  Thank you for joining me.

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

Positivity: Success

How do you measure success?

I believe that most people would give fairly broad answers. A great job, a beautiful home, an incredible family, wealth and so forth. But success does not need to be these grand and glorious things. Success can and should be simpler, and more easily attainable.

Society loves to hold up pillars of success. Great men and women who have overcome the odds and risen above this and that to achieve success. Whether a business mogul, politician, athlete or some other untouchable hero, that is where we seek and find success in our world.

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Because we get caught up in such an impossible and all-encompassing definition of success, we miss out on not just an empowering ability, but also an incredibly positive force. Success need not be such a high bar. Success can be far, far smaller.

Some days success is waking up and getting out of bed in the morning. Some days success is not getting into an argument with a coworker. Success can be the completion of a project, or it can be making and following a set schedule. Success could be the finished laundry, the empty sink, the vacuumed carpets.

Why does the size of success matter? Because we all have been told that failure is unacceptable. Because our society is obsessed with the polar opposites, we have come to believe that the opposite of success is failure. And no one wants to be a failure. So we often pursue success not for the joy and happiness it can bring us, but in order to not be a failure. As such, the power of success is removed, and we do not gain the positivity it can generate in our lives.

No one has yet to convince me that negativity is healthy. I do not see any evidence that a negative attitude gets you anywhere good in life. Positivity builds strength, a positive attitude draws more good than a negative can hope to. Why make success, which brings us positive reinforcement and positive energy so hard to achieve?

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Take joy in the little successes. Make more of the small achievements, and take pleasure in succeeding with them. Is there any harm in letting more positivity into your life? Quite the opposite, from all I have seen, from all I have experienced, but maybe most importantly from all that I have felt. Lessen how you measure success, and the greater quantity of small successes I believe will draw in the greater successes we work for and desire to attain.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that small successes empower us, and generate positive energy is a powerful tool to better out lives. When we allow ourselves to lower the bar for what we consider success, we actually raise the probability of attaining the grander successes we all desire. The more we allow ourselves to succeed, the better we feel about our lives, and the better we all feel about our lives the more Positivity we can create. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the nineteenth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.

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What do you do when it feels like it’s all for naught?

How do you handle that feeling of being on the verge of tears, ready but unable to cry, in pain physical or emotional? What do you do when you feel as if all of your efforts, all of your brave talk and tough choices feel as though they mean nothing?

Don’t fight it. Let it out. Feel the sadness. Feel the disappointment. Cry if you can. Sigh and shake your head and lament that it all feels as if you cannot win no matter how hard you try.

But the key is to let it out. Don’t hold on to it, don’t give all your attention and energy to it. Don’t let that feeling dominate your every move, your every action. Release it in whatever way you can. Tomorrow is another day.

I had a bad day today. I was told something about the impression I am making on some people that upset me, someone I care about who was already disappointing me upset me further, and in an effort to do something that normally makes me feel better an annoying injury I had has become far worse.

I want to scream. I want to cry. I want to curl up into a ball and give up and just tell everyone and everything in the universe to bugger off. I want to lament the foolishness of my own idea, my own philosophy, because here I am at the end of a bad day, angry, hurt, sad and in pain. Maybe I need to do all of those things at once.

Yes, today was a lousy day. But this is going to happen. Life has bad days. No matter how much you try not to be a victim, sometimes you simply are. Some circumstances you simply cannot avoid.

The question now is – will my bad day today spill into tomorrow?

The answer lies with me.

Today will spill into tomorrow if I allow it to. If I let this emotional state carry over from today into tomorrow, then the odds are tomorrow will be as bad a day as today. And if I really put the energy into the idea that tomorrow is going to suck too, then odds increase that tomorrow will in fact be even worse.

If I wake up in the morning expecting the physical pain to be worse, if I expect the dark cloud that has been hovering over me all day today to be with me tomorrow, then I am probably right.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.– Henry Ford. This is one of the most true statements you will ever come across. How you perceive yourself, or your situation, chances are that is how it will predominately be.

Just because I have had a bad day does not mean all of my efforts are for naught. Because life is full of ups and downs, because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, because there is both yin and yang, black and white and all other dualities, one bad day, no matter how bad, does not negate the effort.

Pathwalking is not a one time event. Pathwalking is not a choice you make once, and then coast along with. It is fluid, not static. It is a philosophy, a lifestyle choice, not a quick fix. It is going to at times be easy and at times be hard. Pathwalking is life.

Today was a bad day. A no good, rotten, pretty awful day really. But tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow will be better. I will choose for it to be better. I will not leave this day and expect to step into tomorrow carrying this same feeling, this same sense of awfulness.

I acknowledge that I have had a bad day. I now have to release this day. Soon I will seek my bed, lay my head on my pillow, and close my eyes. Before sleep takes me I need to release the negativity of my bad day. I need to let it go, not dwell on it, not drag it along with me into tomorrow.

There will be some kind of release. I will either cry, or I will meditate and focus on seeing all that negative energy that has surrounded me today pass. I might find a distraction before I call it a day, to take my mind off all negative emotions so that they are allowed to pass. I will not hold onto this bad day, I will release it.

This is, no surprise here, easier said than done. But I cannot stress to you just how important it is that I give this the energy, the focus to release this bad day. I cannot take this with me, I have to let it go, so that I can walk the path I am choosing, and start fresh tomorrow.

Today is coming to a close. Tomorrow is another day. What will I focus on, the negativity of today, or the possibility of tomorrow? The smart choice is the possibility – because it can go anywhere, and mean anything, and so today’s bad day could be followed by the best day ever tomorrow.

What do you do when it feels like it’s all for naught? You acknowledge the feeling, you process it, you let it wash over and through you…and then, most important of all, you let it go. Tomorrow can be whatever you want it to be, and the reason to choose this path or any path is to take control to make it such.

Today was a lousy day. But it does not need to be carried forward. Tomorrow is a whole new beginning, another opportunity, more paths to be walked. Today’s struggle can be tomorrow’s victory.

Do you see the worth in not letting a bad day hang on?

 

This is the one-hundred twenty seventh 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. Feel free to re-blog.  Thank you for joining me.

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

Positivity: Knowledge

We have the potential to absorb knowledge like a sponge.

Human beings have a unique adaptability that no other creature in the animal kingdom shares. We can make our homes in any climate, any geography, anywhere we would choose.

Knowledge is power. That statement has been used to frighten people for a long time now. The truth is, knowledge is not simply power – knowledge is life.

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There is always something new to explore, something new to be learned. The truth of knowledge being power is that knowledge empowers everyone, and erodes the control those who perceive themselves to be in power generally want to keep for themselves.

It is not a bad thing for us to have knowledge. Knowledge lets us live longer through understanding the body and medicine. Knowledge allows us to harness electricity to heat and cool our homes and cook our food and so on. Knowledge will help us leave this solar system, will give us the tools to stop and reverse artificial climate change and build a better future for us all.

Knowledge is a positive force in the universe. The more you know, the more tools you have to shape your own life, to build your own world, and to control your own destiny. Knowledge IS empowerment. Empowerment lets us control change, and helps us to have more happiness.

Those who perceive themselves in power hold knowledge as close to themselves as possible, and deride science and education for fear that empowering the people will take away the control they desire. They see a finite amount of power in the world, but the truth is that knowledge is infinite, and so too is power. There is always something new to learn, and there is always a new source of power, tangible or intangible, to be discovered.

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Knowledge is at our fingertips. We can unlock information at the blink of an eye, virtually anywhere in the world. The more knowledge we share, the more positive energy we can build.

What has knowledge got to do with positivity? Because knowledge is the first step in being able to take control, choose your own choices in life, and take a positive rather than negative approach to the wonders life has to offer us all, it is a logical progression that from knowledge comes positivity.

Gaining knowledge shapes our world. And our world is so full of potential, has so many amazing things to be discovered, we should revere knowledge, and seek to gain more and more for everyone, everywhere.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that there is always something more to be discovered, we can use knowledge to generate positivity. When we use knowledge to build a better world, more positive energy comes into being. The more knowledge we take into ourselves and share, the more Positivity we can create. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the eighteenth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.

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