You can choose to contribute to the positive or the negative on the internet.

How come we spend so much mental, physical and emotional energy on negativity? What is it about tragedy, horror, loss, terror and other upsetting things that we give them so much attention?

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Somewhere along the way our society became obsessed with the idea of undoing a thing once its been done. We put our attention into removing, eliminating and stopping the negative things after they have already been made manifest.

We focus on the awful things we don’t want. School shootings, terrorism, fear mongering, misogyny, corruption, greed, disease and disaster and the like. We share the images, the ludicrous quotes, the hatred and fear and anger and rage spread like wildfire between us.

I recognize the importance of being informed. But there is a difference between being informed about these bad things and being swallowed by them. When our energy, our focus and attention goes to all these awful horrible no-good things, we empower them while disempowering ourselves.

Choose what you want to share out there. Why make a bad thing worse? Instead of demanding we undo the terrible things we see, why don’t we instead put our attention towards creating better things? Focus on peace not war. Abundance not lack. Love not fear. Good not bad.

Even when I post a rant about social matters, I work very hard not to just add more negativity to it. I try to find positive, proactive solutions rather than another reaction to things that are largely out of my control. Sometimes it is easier to destroy than to build, I understand that…but building creates new things, new opportunities and is literally constructive rather than destructive.

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We all have hot-button issues. We all have things we see that really get us angry. We all have our own beliefs, and some of them are diametrically opposed. Historically, see how much more we gain when we build than when we destroy. The internet connected the entire globe, and thus far we seem to prefer to use it to spread hate and fear and anger and negativity rather than love, comfort, happiness and positivity.

We can change that. We have the power to choose what we put out there. Do I really want to share more negativity, more things that make me and everyone else unhappy? I know that I don’t, which is why I seek some positivity every week. This is MY choice to try and spread positive energy across the internet.

What do you choose?

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that when you choose to spread negative things instead of positive ones you manifest less good and more bad, you have the opportunity to choose. When we actively work to choose to put our focus on positive rather than negative things, we 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 eighty-eighth 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.