Life is always in motion.
You will find that even when you are idle, things progress. The world is never perfectly still, life never actually comes to a stop. We are always moving along.
Humans have an astounding number of choices for how our lives can be lived. The rest of the animal kingdom of this world pretty much lives for survival, but we do so very much more than merely survive. We are builders and destroyers, creators and evaluators always taking steps along the way.
We often try to go back, we become nostalgic for a time and a place and a thing that was. We frequently look ahead to the destinations, the goals, the end results. Not often enough we just live in the now, savoring all of our opportunities and choices and other great possibilities.
Life is always in motion. Whether we wish it or no, that motion is forward motion. Time may be relative, but because change is inevitable and we will grow and age and learn new things – willingly or kicking and screaming we inexorably move forward.
This is a very positive matter. Change happens, it is a part of nature, a part of every living thing. You cannot deny it, you cannot avoid it no matter how many roadblocks you place in its way. As we move forward we change, and more good than ill comes of this state of being.
We have seen in history how the intolerant and hateful inevitably become outnumbered and tumble from power. As we change and grow and learn better we develop tolerance and love and more understanding. People may resist, they may strive to go back or strive to delay change, but we can only truly move forward, and in that forward motion we can build tremendous positivity.
We can change inequality to equality. We move forward from shunning to acceptance. Life’s forward motion may bring fear to some because change can be scary, but forward motion is a positive thing, and we can build on it as we grow and develop a better world.
We can choose, no matter the curvature of any given path, to embrace the forward motion. We can strive to discover all that it can present, and we can work with it to better our world. We cannot undo what is done, but we can always make changes as we move forward for our best interests.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that life is always in motion, and that motion is forward not backwards, we can choose whether we are carried along by the stream or if we’d rather swim with the current. By choosing to move forward and not trying to go backwards we ultimately manage 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 seventy-first 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.