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Explorations of Conscious Reality Creation and Other Matters

Month: February 2015

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How do I overcome my fears so that I can stop from sabotaging myself again? This is a question I have never directly asked myself before, and now that I have it is time to explore it, and find some answers.

The first step is to identify my fears. As mentioned previously, I have an equal fear of failure and success. However, even knowing that these are the two greatest fears that cause me to sabotage myself, they are not the root fears. No, the root fears are, I believe, more primal than this.

What do I fear about failing or succeeding? That’s the question I have to ask now. What will happen if I succeed or fail, and why do I fear that?

I lose comfort. I lose the baseline I have established for my life. I lose the things that are familiar, that are safe, that make up my everyday contentment. Despite being dissatisfied with aspects of my life, there is a primal fear that if I pull the thread, the tapestry will entirely unravel. If I go after the dissatisfaction and succeed or fail to change it, what if I destroy in the process something I am comfortable and at least moderately satisfied with?

This may be the crux of my self-sabotage. Failure and success are not the real fear, they are the gateway to the real fear. The real fear, ultimately, is loss. I fear I will lose what I have already fought to create for my life, and I fear that I may lose myself, and as such the people I have drawn to my life whom I care for and who care for me.

Why do I have this fear? Where does it come from? I am not about to go into an in depth analysis of my childhood or my parents or any of that stuff, because while that is where these roots were planted it is myself as an adult who has cultivated them. But in discovering that this is the real fear, that this is the root of my self-sabotage, I can now empower myself to take actions in order to overcome this fear.

The first action is for me to realize that this fear is wholly and completely intangible. No matter the people, places and things I have in my life, at the heart of it all I will always have myself. I know who I am, I know who I have been and whom I wish to be as I move forward in my life, and that is really what matters. There is no tiger preparing to pounce on me, this is a deep fear that is in all reality a mere phantom.

Loss is a powerful fear, and it feels pretty damned tangible. But it’s not. The premise of loss is often larger and more powerful than the actual loss will be. It is so easy to believe that with loss will be pain, hurt and suffering, and we will do nearly anything to avoid this kind of pain.

I believe that emotional, spiritual and even intellectual pain can be far more devastating to us than physical pain. And when you consider that this is an intangible, like many fears the have power over us, it makes perfect sense. It is all a perfect storm of intangibles that can be more paralyzing than any physical damages.

Why do I fear loss so much? There are any number of reasons, but the main one is the pain it will make me feel. I don’t want to feel alone, abandoned, discarded, disregarded, empty, ignored, forgotten or any other related negative emotion. I don’t want to lose the people and things I have in my life because of success or failure, because I fear how that loss will make me feel.

Even choosing to walk my own path, I have established a certain amount of comfort I am unwilling to risk losing. As such, I am not entirely walking a chosen path, and find myself at the point where I have to either truly face the why and how and take it on, or I need to declare defeat and decide that Pathwalking is not for me.

Three years I have discussed, analyzed and explored this idea, this notion. I have worked in a lot of abstract concepts, but when all is said and done I have only scratched the surface of what it will take for me to walk MY path, and make my own way. I am not at a crossroads this time, I am on the verge of either taking the leap that will get me to my goals…or play it safe and be a hypocrite towards my own ideal I have created in this philosophy.

Sabotage myself again, or realize that my fear of any possible loss is far worse than the losses themselves might be? Failure and success may lead to loss…but on the other hand what they might lead to is gain. Isn’t that what I want?

This of course raises the next question before me. What is it I want from my life? Where do I want to take this path to? Who do I really want to be?

I will take the leap and face my fear head on. What would you do faced with the same choices?

 

This is the one-hundred sixty-fifth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal 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 year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Every Day is a New Day

Every day is a new day.

No matter what happened yesterday, or last week, or last year…every single day is new. Every day has the potential to be completely different from the last or the next.

Because every day is new, every day has the potential to be a positive day. Every day can be loaded with positivity and good things.

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It is very easy to fall into the pattern of every day being the same. Get up, shower, drink coffee, go to work, come home, veg out in front of the TV, read, go to bed. Repeat tomorrow. Slight variations will likely occur, but these do not alter the day to day routine significantly, and so we lose sight of every new day’s potential.

Because no two days are ever exactly alike, every day has potential to be amazing. Every day can be new and different, and every day can bring us to new places and new discoveries and possibilities.

Because we get stuck in the pattern of every day feeling the same, we often foreshadow one day from the next. Positivity was begun because I watched my Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up with aggravation and loathing and negativity about the dreaded Monday. Back to work, back to the grind, back to hassles and frustrations and irritations. The pattern made me rethink MY Monday, and thus Positivity was born, to help us all remember that it does not have to be a bad day.

When we expect bad things, we anticipate and focus on them, often they manifest. When our attentions and energies and thoughts and feelings and actions all come together in that negative expectation it comes as no surprise negative is what we get. If we put that much energy into the positive, we stand a far greater chance of creating positivity.

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Every new day has new potential. That’s the key to this. Just because yesterday was bad does not mean today will be. Yesterday is over. Just because we have things to do that we would rather not do, they do not have to be horrid, because we can find means to make them better. The universe may give you slippery ice you could injure yourself upon, but it also gives you intricate and beautiful icicles you can observe.

As always, remember that just approaching the day thinking positive thoughts will be insufficient to create positivity. There has to be thought, yes, but there also has to be feelings and actions. If you attempt to put positive focus on every new day, every new day can be full of abundance.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that every new day comes with new potential for positivity, we have constantly new means by which to empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

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

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How do you determine if you are your own saboteur?

This is a topic unfortunately near and not-so-dear to my heart. This concept has reared its ugly head on more than one occasion for me, and represents a major obstacle in my works to manifest the life I truly desire to have.

How do you sabotage yourself? This is something I have been trying to figure out for much of my life now, and I believe that getting at its roots is the only way I can successfully deal with the idea and end its ability to derail me.

The how of this concept varies, but the simple version is that I do one of several things. I second guess myself. I question my actions and thoughts and feelings on a matter to the point where instead of moving forward I either stand still or move backwards. I delay decisions so that my choices fade. I take actions that are counter to what I want, and invariably tear down what I have been building. I allow distractions to overtake what I should be focusing on, and lose sight of my goal. I jump paths.

All of these actions and inactions can sabotage my path. This has been a recurrent issue throughout my life, applied to relationships, to jobs, to opportunities missed. I will be traversing the desired path, and as I begin to succeed…I get in my own way. I don’t need outside influences conspiring to knock me off my path, I do it to myself with an uncanny skill.

The question this raises is – Why? Why do I do this, and keep doing this? Why do I allow myself to leave my path or worse to actively sabotage myself? What’s the issue here?

I am pretty sure that this all comes down to fear. Though there are very few tangible fears I have, the intangibles are often more powerful and destructive, largely because they are hard to see and as such hard to acknowledge and do anything about.

What kinds of fears am I talking about? Probably in large measure fear of success equal to fear of failure.

Fear of failure most people are familiar with. Nobody wants to fail, we as a society in fact have an unhealthy obsession with success. I say unhealthy because we tend to point to failure and decry it, make fun of it, exploit it. We are so obsessed with the notion that we have to succeed at all costs that when we see failure we apply a great deal of shame and loathing towards it.

We forget that many of the inventions that have made our world a better place were actually the result of failures. The vulcanized rubber tires on your car and Post-It notes being prime examples of this.

I fear failure I suspect for the same reasons most other people do. I don’t want to let anyone down, I don’t want to have to start over, I don’t want to be proven wrong. I don’t want to feel shame, I don’t want to alienate my supporters because I have failed. I don’t want to hurt because I have failed, I don’t want to experience the bad feelings I have been told by my society that I should feel for failing.

Equally powerful, and in many respects more treacherous, there is the fear of success. Everybody wants to succeed, we all want to achieve our goals, we want to successfully negotiate our paths and win. Our society in many respects has an equally unhealthy obsession with success, driving ourselves to the point where we lose sight of and sacrifice happiness and joy to succeed. We tell our children success is a must, and we have actually sacrificed meritocracy for mediocrity so that everyone can experience success.

The pressure to succeed can be so great that we can come to fear its results as much as we fear failing. Why? Because we see many of the so-called “successful” people in our world, and we see them as being alone, being tyrants, being egomaniacal, greedy and power-obsessed.

I fear success for nearly the same reasons I fear failure. I don’t want to let anyone down, I don’t want to have to start over, I don’t want to be proven wrong. I don’t want to feel shame, I don’t want to alienate my supporters because I have succeeded. I don’t want to hurt because I have succeeded, I don’t want to experience the bad feelings I have been told by my society that I should feel for being a success.

Yes, these opposite fears are in many respects precisely the same. They both come down to how my friends, family and loved ones will relate to me. I want so much to keep them close and keep them engaged that I am ultimately afraid of driving them off.

Whether that fear is based in reality or unfounded, it is, I suspect, the root of why I sabotage myself. I have written about fear and its power over me and the rest of the world on numerous occasions here, and it is not an easy thing to banish. What’s worse is that even knowing that this is why I am my own saboteur, it does not make repairing the problem any easier. In truth, it raises more questions.

How do I overcome my fears so that I can stop from sabotaging myself again? This is a question I have never directly asked myself before, and now that I have it is time to explore it, and find some answers. Please join me next week as I explore this particular obstacle along my path.

Do you ever sabotage yourself?

 

This is the one-hundred sixty-fourth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal 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 year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: New Directions

You can always choose a new direction.

Whether metaphorically or literally, you always have options and choices as to the directions you choose to take.

If life is not where you want it to be, if you are unhappy and feeling stuck – you can examine why you are feeling negative, and you can determine new directions to find positivity.

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Metaphorically, this might mean a shift in attitude. Are you seeing things in a positive or a negative light? It could mean you need to check your focus, you might need to examine if outside influences are dominating your emotions. You might be in relationships that are proving to be unhealthy.

Metaphoric direction is always going to be internal. No one but you has any control over this, but ultimately you have the ability to make necessary change. The great thing about this is that you can always find a way, always find options to make change and discover positivity.

Literally, this might mean a physical change. This can take all kinds of forms, from something as subtle as your posture to your location. Sitting up straight, changing your stride and carrying yourself in a confident manner will change your direction from negative to positive. Or you might be in a relationship or a job that are causing you more distress than happiness, and like a car on a dead end road, you can change your direction.

Literal direction might be external, but it begins internally. You nearly always only choose a physical direction for your life based on your thoughts and feelings. You may from time to time cede control over this to another, but ultimately you have the ability to make necessary directional changes.

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What has this got to do with positivity? When you come to understand that the direction in which you take your life, whether the emotional, intellectual or physical, is wholly yours to control – the possibilities are endless. Life often seems to be this closed loop, finite and sometimes undesirable choices. But it’s not. Life is full of endless possibilities – we’ve simply become easily disempowered, and we have been told by too many outside influences ‘no’ and ‘can’t’ and ‘impossible’ and ‘are you mad?’ too frequently.

Too many people in our society today see failure and inability and limitation as the way life is. This is only the truth if we let it be. We can change the direction of our life, and we can choose to see the world as a place of possibility instead of impossibility, hope instead of fear, love instead of hate. Positivity serves us far better than negativity – positivity builds while negativity destroys. Even when you destroy things, isn’t it usually so that you can rebuild new and better? That is why positivity is such a wondrous concept.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we can change the direction of our life, both in the metaphorical and the literal, we can strive to find new and unique directions to empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

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

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Whose path is it anyway?

It never ceases to amaze me how many people try to tell us what is right for us. How many people will tell you that their way is the way, and yours is not. It can be terribly disconcerting, and disheartening.

Believe me when I tell you that nobody but you can choose the right path for you.

There are numerous forces in the world that would far prefer you disempowered, and taking the path that they make for you.

Some of these forces are abstract, and harder to pin down. This includes society as a whole, the local community you live in, your nation, your religious organization, your employers, so on and so forth. It is better for those who believe they have power to horde it, and deny you anything that they can which might empower you. Or so they believe.

Some of these forces are personal. Friends, family, loved ones. People who “know best” or are “only looking out for your best interests” and so on. Generally, these forces are less about disempowering you to horde their own power, and more about how they relate to you personally, and their understanding of you as such. They believe that they see something that you do not or that they are helping when they take such actions, so it is usually coming from a good place.

However, whether abstract or personal, those who are working to disempower you make things difficult. Well meaning or malicious, when people deny you the empowerment you want from life, it can be very hard to know if you are on a good path or no.

The important thing here is to find and choose your own path. Whether people respect it or not is not important. What is important is that you are doing what you want to be doing, and that what you are doing brings you joy and makes you happy.

Time and again I have reiterated that what we all really want in this life is to find happiness. We want to experience joy, and we want to be happy in what we are doing. However, we get so caught up in expectations and perceived needs that before we know it we are either upon no path at all, or a path that we did not choose for ourselves.

The things we seek upon our path, from relationships to jobs to money to respect are all sought for the same reason. It all boils down to discovering things that make us happy, that make us feel joy. I don’t know anyone who does not want to be happy. Even if it cannot be all the time – and it cannot be – it can still be the dominant and driving desire of our lives.

Disempowering things manifest in a lot of ways. It is the government telling you what you can and cannot do with your body. It is your coworker throwing you under the bus. It is your loved one telling you that the way you are doing a thing is going to cause hurt and unhappiness in others.

That is the greatest disempowering thing you can face. When someone tells you what you are doing will hurt another or cause them displeasure really pulls you up short. Whether it is an abstract like society not seeing validity in your employment or relationship choices, or a loved one disagreeing with your wedding plans…these can equally disempower, and they can make even the most ardent Pathwalker question their actions.

The thing about empowering yourself is that anyone who is feeling hurt by your actions is not being hurt by you. As I am responsible for MY feelings, you are responsible for YOUR feelings, he is responsible for HIS feelings, she is responsible for HER feelings…and so on. Empowerment is not selfishness.

That is a key thing to remember. Empowering yourself is not about becoming selfish…it is about becoming self aware. In fact, when you are feeling empowered, it generally follows that you in turn empower others. It is for this reason that I choose to walk my own path, and I write about the concept every single week.

I want to empower myself, and I hope that in doing so I help to empower you. But your path is not mine, just as your path is not anyone’s but yours. Walk tall, walk proud, and continue to work on learning and evolving and finding the paths that will lead your life to happiness.

Life is meant to be lived passionately, joyfully, and as fully as we can possibly live it. The best path to achieve that kind of life is through your own empowerment, and your own growth and evolution. No one but you can take responsibility for that.

This is something to be celebrated, to be shared, and to be constantly worked on. Whose path is it anyway? It is mine. But my path, while different from yours or anyone else’s, is in part to share the idea of self empowerment and what possibilities it can open.

Do you empower yourself?

This is the one-hundred sixty-third entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal 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 year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Originality

It has been argued that there are no original ideas.

I disagree. Why? Because each of us as individuals are completely original.

Certainly we are the products of recycled genetics, but we are, none-the-less, original. I am the only me that there is. You are the only you in existence. Even if you are a twin, a triplet or an octuplet, you are original. One-of-a-kind.

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This is an amazingly positive idea. Because we are originals, we have something different to offer the world. We can build and create and share our singular viewpoints and ideas, and when we put them all together we can form original communities capable of astounding things.

At the same time, though we are individuals, we are also all one. This may be a paradox, but this is nevertheless why we can relate to each other. This is why we communicate with one another as we do, this is why we all want to love and be loved and to form families and friendships and other communities.

Because we are all original, because none of us think in exactly the same way, we each have an opportunity to choose for ourselves. Unlike the members of the animal kingdom who simply do what is necessary to survive, we can invent magnificent tools to thrive in ways even we have not fully realized. It is original ideas that have shaped us and our world, and there are still more to be invented.

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No, this concept I am suggesting is not wholly original. I am certainly not the inventor of positivity. My approach, my methodology and how I explain making, finding and generating positivity is unique, and while it is likely not completely original, how I have chosen to share it is. Every post every week is from my collected thoughts and learning and lifetime of experience, presented in a manner that is, conceptually, original.

Even an idea that improves on an existing idea can be original. What is most important, however, is the attempt. So many people resist change and resist doing things differently, they do nothing about it and let the inundation of bad news and negativity envelop them. But we can choose to find positive things instead. The ways in which you choose to bring positivity into your life and how you feel will be original for you, and that is a very positive thing.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we can create our own, unique, original ideas, we can strive to find new and unique means to empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

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

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How do I know if I am on the right path?

I am actually pondering this question myself. I am feeling uncertain, and I am finding myself having a hard time with being in the here-and-now as I need to be.

Let me share with you my own, personal path as I am walking it now.

Today is February 4, 2015. I began the notion of Pathwalking three years ago in January 2012. When I started this concept I was working a dull job with annoying hours, and life was living me. I went with the flow, I went along with it…but I was not really in control of my life or my destiny.

As the year wore on an opportunity for new employment presented itself. I took it, and it turned out to be something I utterly did not want to do. So I moved on, and returned to an old job that has been my fallback for years. A job I liked rather a lot, but that simply never paid me sufficiently.

It occurred to me, however, that I was happy at this job. I found that I was happy I had made the choices I made, and realized that I was now not just developing the idea of Pathwalking, but truly walking my own path.

It was quite the revelation to be practicing what I was “preaching,” so-to-speak. I was not just developing, exploring and sharing the notion of taking control of my own life and choosing my own destiny, I was living it. This was incredibly empowering, and made this more than just an abstract, but a true practice.

Over the next year I started to take other steps. I became more focused on writing, and worked more diligently on completing one of my novels. I was coping with a less-than-stellar financial situation, yet still happy with the Path I was on. I decided that the first year of Pathwalking should be made available in book form, and I self-published it with some additional materials I’d previously composed for the blog.

As I got into my third year of Pathwalking I started to find more obstacles on my path and doubts. But at the same time I began to open up new avenues and ideas, and I chose to read and write more refularly. As I observed frequent negative messages from my friends on various social media every Monday without fail, I became determined to address this. Thus, just over a year ago, Positivity was born.

So now I was blogging twice a week. I have deadline-driven posts every Monday and Wednesday. I decided along the way that I was tired of the submission/rejection cycle in regards to my first completed Fantasy novel. So I took a bold step and went ahead and self-published. Sales of Seeker in the first couple of months were pretty decent, though not a runaway hit. Still, for my second foray into self-publishing, I cannot complain.

However, the job I was previously so enamored of was beginning to please me less. I was dealing with situations that were out of my control that were negatively effecting me, and experiencing a general feeling of malaise. However, there was an unexpected change in my status at this job, and I have a new beginning where I previously saw an ending.

So now we are in the here-and-now. I find that while I am somewhat less unhappy with my job, I am still having more bad days than good. Granted, there are other outside influences at work on me that are impacting my happiness, and certain stressors that cannot be avoided. I just need to cope with them better.

My current path beyond my employment involves a career opportunity that could not have come without the job I have. I am nervous about this because I am being forced out of certain comfort zones, but I still feel it has potential to change my life for the better. I am striving to embrace this, and let go of the things that I am not comfortable with. In addition, I am working on editing Finder, the second novel in The Source Chronicles, and intend to get it to a professional editor before Spring. I am currently planning to publish Finder in November.

So, back to my initial question. How do I know if I am on the right path? I am working on feeling my way through my current choices, and determining if the issues before me are mere obstacles and speed bumps, or if in fact I need to choose another path. If I find that these feelings are borne of stress induced by a cold and snowy winter, certain family matters, or most likely a combination of these things – I will have more clarity to see if it’s the path itself, or just the usual twists, turns and redirections one encounters on a given path.

What matters more than “am I on the right path?” is this: Am I choosing my path? If I am only going along with the flow once again, then I am not doing the things I can to take control of my destiny, and thus to live the life I want to live.

Pathwalking is not a static act. It is ever-changing, ever evolving. I am ever-changing, ever-evolving. But I am still Pathwalking, and I still believe that by sharing this idea I will not only make my corner of the world a better place…maybe I can help you make your corner of the world better, too.

Thank you for being a part of my path.

Are you choosing your own path?

 

This is the one-hundred sixty-second entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal 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: Something to Smile About

What brings a smile to your face?

What memories, what images, what sounds, what smells, what touches, what thoughts will make you smile? What brings a smile to your face?

These are the things we need to have at our disposal for when we are inundated by negativity. We need to have these tools available to us so that we can give ourselves an easy means to creating positivity instead.

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Some days it feels like a major struggle to invoke good feelings. You wake up sore, tired, uncomfortable. You read all the ridiculous news and see bad things around the world. You are having communication issues with someone. The weather is surreal and depressing. All of these are negatives. When we allow these things to take root and get ahold of our day, they dominate, and continue the downward spiral.

We need to make a choice here. Do I allow the barrage of negativity to overwhelm me, or do I find a way out of this? I do not know anyone who desires to feel bad or depressed or angry on a regular basis. We all want to be happy, we all want to feel content and joyful more frequently. So we have a choice when we find influences both inside and out to be generating negativity. How do I turn this around?

This is where having that thing I previously called an attitude shifter comes in handy. More directly, you need to have something that will make you smile almost every time you invoke it.

What memory puts a smile on your face? Time with a good friend or a loved one? Is there an image you can access that makes you grin? An animal you are fond of or a child or something more abstract? Is there a piece of music or a comic routine or some other sound that makes you chuckle? Does a particular smell like cookies or bacon or the feeling of a special piece of clothing like a loved one’s shirt brighten your mood?

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There is something that has this effect on everyone, and knowing what that something is can be key to turning around a bad day and drawing in positivity.

Positivity is not just about the idea of the “power of positive thinking”. Acquiring positivity is about thought merged with feeling and action. You have to think about positivity, but more than that you have to feel it and act upon it. If we take just a little more time and energy to do this, I truly believe we can all work to make this world a better place. Finding something that makes you smile invokes thought feeling and action and thus is a good place to start.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we have devices we can employ to make ourselves smile, we can use this to empower ourselves to feel better. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

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

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