We live in an amazing time.
We have the technology to communicate across the globe instantly. We have miniature computers we carry around on our persons that began life as portable cellular telephones. We have cars that can stop themselves, and are equipped with cameras and indicators for blindspots. We have produce year-round from every climate in our grocery stores.
Right now we are being bombarded by fear of all the change that this technology represents. There are people who see globalization as a change of their way of life so vast and unpredictable, they take a reactionary stance. That’s why the Brexit vote went the way it did, and that’s why Trump got the nomination as the Republican candidate in the US.
What they cannot see is the incredible Positivity in the broadening of our world. We are capable of learning more about other cultures, virtually exploring other places and even traveling the world than any other time in history. We live in an amazing time, because we are all capable of choosing anything we might want.
The positivity in the possibility of this world is immense. However, too many people’s fears are being played. The minority who fear this amazing world are shouting as loudly as they can, trying to hold on to the small, comfortable piece they fear will be taken from them. They see a world that is so vast and inifinite, that they fear being lost in the endless possibilities instead of relishing them.
We need to show these people how much better this new world can be than the old. When we let go of nationalism, racism, misogyny, bigotry, and all other fears of the “other” and work together, we could develop this world on unimaginable levels. When we don’t let our skin color, sexual orientation, nationality, social class, money, or religion divide us, and we work together, we could end poverty, find cures for diseases, and visit the stars and explore beyond what we already know outside of our world.
Change can be scary. Some people prefer to keep to their relatively small, comfortable place in the world based on an identifying factor such as gender, religion, nationality and so forth. Some people see a world so vast and infinite that they huddle instead inside the familiar, afraid that they will lose the small things they have. What they cannot see is that if they let go of their fear they could have exponentially more of the things they most desire.
We live in an amazing time. We have endless possibility before us, tools like nothing the world has ever known, but for some this has been too much, too fast. Rather than resist them and allow their voices to grow louder in fear and anger, we need to love them, and raise up our voices louder than theirs in hope and joy. We need to show them that they will not be lost in this sea of possibility, because we can help guide them into this bigger, better, amazing world.
Carl Jung said, “What you resist persists.” Instead of responding to negativity with negativity, let’s start spreading more joy, more love and more positivity loudly and proudly, and build together the potential of this amazing world we have before us.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we live in an amazing time that some people fear, we can take a new approach to show them the positivity of it. When we more loudly proclaim our love and joy over their fear and anger, we can help empower them by empowering 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 one hundred thirtieth 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.
In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.