Who knows you best?
Nobody knows you, quite like YOU do. You are the most cognizant of your strengths, your weaknesses, your hopes, your dreams, your fears, your goals, your moral compass, your ethics, etc.
You are the leading expert on YOU. You, and you alone, know your every secret, every laudable and damnable detail of your whole entire life. You are your own most intimate companion.
Why is this a part of positivity? Because you have the ability to choose how you view yourself, and that is an incredible opportunity for creating massive good and tons of positivity.
We all have thoughts about the people around us. Some are rather passive and benign, while some are much more rigid and, frankly, may be judgmental. Likewise, people have opinions about each and every one of us. Some are passive and benign, and some of course are rigid and judgmental.
All too often we care more about what these people think of us than what we think of ourselves. Worse, we often let the opinions of others cloud our opinion of ourselves. We spend all sorts of time trying to figure out what so-and-so’s problem with us is, and then start to question what we do and how we do it, we start to second-guess matters…and that way leads madness.
That’s not to say that the opinions of others are completely valueless. If multiple people tell you that you are being too hard on someone, or worse too hard on yourself, it could prove to be the reflected image of yourself you need to see in order to make necessary adjustments.
You know what is best for you. You know what you need, who you need, what you want, and you know why. And when you do not have the answers right away, or you have decisions to make and are full of uncertainty, you know yourself better than you think you do. You are the ultimate receptacle for everything about yourself, and that is positive in ways that are truly immeasurable.
No other animal on Earth, at least as far as we know, has the ability to think and reason and evolve in the same way that we do. We get to choose where and how we want to live, what we want to do with our time on this planet, and whether to be a caring and generous person or a selfish and greedy individual.
But no matter what you choose, you know you better than anyone else. The positivity of that is the biggest advantage you have for creating the happiest YOU that you can be.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that you are the subject expert on the topic of YOU, you can make all kinds of choices to generate tremendous positivity in your life. When we realize that we know ourselves better than anyone else can, and we embrace the power to create what we need and want from life that that represents, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. 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 sixty-ninth 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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