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Positivity: Monday Morning Choices

Monday morning.  For most of us, a new work week lies ahead.

How do you face it?  Do you sigh, grumble, gear yourself up to take on challenges, deal with problems, and slog through the next five days?  What do you expect of the coming week?

Despite our routines, we still get to choose our approach.  I began to write Positivity on Mondays because I am constantly bombarded with negativity in regards to the standard work week.  Here we go again and I hate Mondays and back to the data mines and why can’t the weekend be longer and darker, more negative comments.  I decided that I needed to put something positive here, because positivity is healthy, and we can all put it to good use.

Over the past three-and-a-quarter years, I have expressed Positivity in all kinds of diverse topics, ranging from mindfulness to sunlight to mood changers to laughter.  For the most part I have focused on abstract, intangible but powerful positives, because those can change a broader range of thought and feeling.

Why does it matter?  Because we live in a world where we are absolutely overwhelmed by negative messages.  Fear, lies, lack, loathing, intolerance, hatred, bigotry, anger and more are all over, in far too many articles and news stories both real and fake.  Add to all of that the idea that you have to work to live, where too many people spend nearly half their day doing jobs that bring them no joy, and it should be unsurprising how we perpetuate that negativity.

So, here we are, another Monday.  You have a choice.  Face it with negativity, derision, disdain or what-have-you….or…take a deep breath, and look at the good you have.  If you have a job, and you have a roof over your head and food in your belly and other possessions, this is a good thing.  It may not be your dream-come-true, it may be imperfect, but rather than see all the negative, we can opt to look for all the positive, starting with gratitude for what we do have.

EVERY day has new possibilities to it.  Despite feeling the same as the day before in many respects, every single day we can build new and different things, if we choose to find ways to do so.  Even when we have to go to work or school or do the laundry or clean the house or whatever other routine makes up our days, we have the option to choose how we will feel about it.

It is easy to make no choice at all.  While this can be a neutral thing, because we are so inundated by negativity across social media, news venues and the internet overall, it is too easy for our thoughts and feelings to spiral down, in particular when we’ve not chosen for ourselves.

How do you choose to face Monday?  The right approach can mean the difference between a bad week, an ok week, or even a great week.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that how we choose to approach the week will effect the outcome, we gain more options for good.  When we look to the week for its possibilities rather than with dread and loathing, 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-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Community

Community is about finding belonging.

We all want to belong.  We all want to find a place where we can have our people, surround ourselves with the like-minded to share experiences.  That is how you form a community.

Some communities are wide-ranging and spread out over a broader spectrum of interest, like a specific city or town.  Some are more specific, like a religious institution.  Some are particularly specialized, like a club or volunteer organization.

It’s certainly possible to be a part of multiple communities.  But finding community helps us to find others who share interests with us, and help overcome the sense of loneliness most people feel along the way.

Though not every community is for everyone, it’s important to remember that just because you don’t share the same religion or nationality or hobby, that doesn’t make anyone else lesser than you.  What gives me a sense of belonging may feel utterly alien to you, and vice versa.  It’s important to keep this in mind, because sometimes our sense of community goes from simply exclusionary to intolerant, and from that intolerance we develop misunderstandings that frequently get exploited by others to divide and conquer us.

Having a community we can call our own, however, allows us to share any number of thoughts, feelings, and even actions between one another.  We get to express ourselves in a similar manner, and share our belonging with people who have at least this much in common with us.

Why do we need so much to belong? I think it’s a matter of human nature.  We can only think for ourselves, we are all unique individuals; but we are social creatures, to a lesser or greater degree.  We like to have somewhere comfortable where we feel as though we can be ourselves, but in a similar way to other people, and share the sense of belonging that creates.  Despite all of us being the same in our human nature, the size and variable geography of this world frequently feels too big, too impersonal for most.  So we find more manageable communities to be a part of, some by choice and some by time and place and largely random circumstance.

There is incredible positivity in finding a community you can call your own.  Feeling as though you belong somewhere feels good, and the positivity that comes of feeling good allows us to build bigger and better things for ourselves.  When we individually feel good, it’s easier to do things that help others out there feel good, too.

Having communities we feel a part of gives us strength when we need to remember that we are not truly alone.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that there are numerous communities with different attributes which we can become a part of, we have an amazing tool to create belonging.  When we belong to a community, we create a shared space in which we can build more good, and when we feel good 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-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Never Too Late

It is never too late.

You are only too old, too poor, too uneducated, too uninformed, too fat, too short, too little or too much if you believe it to be true.  So, too, is the concept of being too late untrue.

Time is only an illusion.  Our perception of time is frequently shifting, changing, and though we look to clocks and calendars, we see and feel it to be fluid and unexpected.

Ever notice how there are times when it feel s like you’ve covered a distance in far fewer minutes than should have been the case?  Ever completely lose track of time and find that you have been going at something for either far longer or far shorter than you thought?

This is why it is never too late.  Hey, normally I post Positivity in the morning.  Today it is in the evening.  Yes, it took me all day to come up with what I was going to write about, because I have been on vacation and I am back at work and not fully recovered…but it is not too late to get this out there, and to share it with you.

We are masters of excuses about why we have “missed an opportunity” or “run out of time” or are “too late”.  I can’t go back to school, I have a job and thus no time; I am too old to find a soul mate now; I will never have the money I need to travel; I could have done that while I was young, but now it is too late.

These things are only true if we believe them to be.  If, however, we focus on what we WANT, rather than what we DON’T WANT, we can build better, more positive, more amazing things for our lives.  It is only too late when we convince ourselves that that’s the way it is.

We frequently read about the 90 year old who runs her first marathon; couples getting together in their sixties; people starting singing or acting careers twenty years after high school.  How are they different from you or I?  Because they didn’t believe that it was too late, and they went ahead and did the thing they wanted, desired, and intended to do.

This requires only a little thought.  If you catch yourself discussing how it is too late for you in whatever way, shape or form has come to mind, change it.   Believe in the power of it never being too late, of there being potential, endless possibility, and feel the positivity that this can create for you and those around you.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that it is never too late, you can still do things that you might think you have somehow run of out the ability to do.  When we feel that it is never too late, and we see we can still create nearly anything we desire, 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-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Escape from Reality

Sometimes you just need to escape from it all.

There are times when you feel so overwhelmed, you just need to get away, escape from your life, escape from your routines, and try something different.

As you are reading this, I am on a vacation in a place I have never been to before, with the medieval reenactment society I have played with for over twenty-five years now.  Yet the majority of the people I will be with will not be my usual family and friends, and I will be only sporadically online and largely away from my usual life.

For a time this escape had me distressed.  I was concerned with the length of the trip, the unfamiliarity of the place and many of the people I will be surrounded by, and stepping outside of and away from my life for a week.  Even when I attend Pennsic in August, I largely go offline, but I am with the same people, friends and family, and I know the site and the area around it like it’s a second home.

I have done this before.  I have escaped to somewhere new to me, and whenever I have done that, despite concerns and trepidation, it has ALWAYS proven to be worthwhile.  Yes, it is important to live life and be aware, but once in a while it is healthy to escape, because in doing so you are immersed in the moment, and hyper-aware of the here-and-now.

Escaping gives us the chance to reset ourselves, to find new purpose, new ways to think.  Escaping allows you to take a break from stressors and reclaim your heart and soul.

An escape allows you to clear you mind, so that you have a much better position to evaluate what you are spending time thinking about, where you are spending energy on your feelings, and to see how your actions, intentional or not, are effecting the outcome that is your life.

Escaping is a temporary act, ultimately putting yourself in the here-and-now.  In this context, eventually you return to the world you departed, but hopefully better for the time you have spent in the present, more ready to tackle whatever challenges life puts before you.

We all need an occasional escape from reality, because anything that generates more positivity is a benefit to us.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that you can escape from it all, you have an opportunity to reset.  When we escape from the stress and concerns and negativity of our everyday lives, we can reclaim control over our thoughts, feelings and actions, and as such 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-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: The Future is Not Yet Written

The future is not yet written.

This is one of the most amazing, positive truths we can face.  Why?  Because it means that everything is still negotiable, and that even if we find ourselves on a less-than-desirable course, we can change it.

It is easy to get caught up in believing that the future is set in stone.  Lots of people work very hard to sell you on the notion that there are limited possibilities for the future, and that we have to accept the limitations associated with that.  Yet it’s totally not the truth, because the future is still ahead of us.

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Always in motion is the future,” Yoda told us.  Because there are nearly endless possibilities for that which is coming up in our lives, this is totally the truth.

Because most of us are not so good at living in the now, we are constantly looking to the future.  We see where things are heading based on society, politics, world situations, and sometimes even vague and utterly untenable omens, signs and prophecies.  We keep looking ahead, thinking forward, and building expectations for the future based on frankly limited notions or ideas that are by no means set in stone.

Today we may find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be in, some within our control, some not.  We can only do so much to change the politics of the nation, and there is nothing we can do that will change how other people think, feel and act.  We can, however, choose for ourselves if we want to face a future of negativity or positivity, so why do we get so focused on futures we do not want?

Consciousness creates reality.  The Law of Attraction is clear: Think and get emotional about terrible things, horrible futures and that which you do not want and guess what you will get from that?  Prepare to be disappointed, because that is what you are expecting.  We all have the ability to choose what we focus on, and to work on seeing positive possibilities for ourselves in the now, and from there to develop a desirable future.

Today the world is full of division, fear-mongers, hatred, selfish leaders, greed and corruption dominating the conversation.  The future is not yet written, tomorrow we might be visited by aliens from across the galaxy who rid us of these awful things and cure all of our diseases and end poverty and take us to see worlds beyond our imagination.  It’s possible, because the future is not yet written.

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The future is not yet written.  This is an excellent thing!

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that the future is not yet written, you can work in the here and now to create something amazing.  When we recognize that the future is not yet written, we can take control of our here and now to build the best future possible, and in doing that 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-second 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.

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Positivity: New Day, New Way

New day, new way.

No matter how I am feeling about what lies ahead of me, I know that this is a new day, and no matter what I have coming to me, there is always a new way.

It is so very easy to get caught up in routine.  There is often comfort in our routine, which I think is part of why we as a species are so fond of maintaining status quo and continuing through certain patterns and habits day in and day out.

When something threatens our routine, or anything occurs internally or externally that interferes with it, we get to make a choice.  Let the unknown turn into doubt, uncertainty, and the fear of negativity, or instead face the unknown with confidence, certainty, and trust in positivity to create something new.  New day, new way.

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This may feel like it’s asking the impossible.  This may come across as hippy-dippy BS.  Yet that does not change the fact that we ARE capable of taking control of our emotions, and as such we get to choose how to approach what lies ahead.

I know it almost never feels like we have this much control.  Something happens, or more often than not we are anticipating something will happen, and we get bombarded by negative thoughts and feelings.  Just watch the news these days and you’ll experience this.

Yet immediately after those negative thoughts and feelings hit, we get a choice.  Hold onto them, explore them, imbed them even deeper into our psyche…or turn them around, find their opposites, and seek out positivity to combat those unpleasant things.

The key to this is to not just let those negatives swim around unchecked in your thoughts and emotions.  Grab ahold of them, feel them out – they are not invalid, but letting them fester will multiply them.  Let them go, using some sort of an attitude shifter or seek something that puts a smile on your face or some other form of release.  Then, once that is clear, take a proactive approach, and look at the new day as a new way.

That’s the crux of this idea.  We live in an incredibly reactive society.  We are always reacting to things, and seldom being proactive.  We prefer to wait for things to break to be repaired rather than to prevent the break from happening at all.  Knowing this, facing the new day and seeing the possibility of a new way and being proactive about matters can build a far better, more positive world for us all.

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This is a new day.  Will you see it as negative and full of the impossible, or as positive and an opportunity to find a new way?

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that this is a new day, we can choose to see it for all its endless possibility, and create new way.  When we take a proactive approach to life over the usual reactive, we choose for ourselves, we act to take control, and in that way 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-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Go ahead, Smile

What makes you smile?

What can you look at, listen to, or read that puts a smile on your face?  Is there anyone you can speak with who can make you laugh and smile, someone who has that effect on you?

We all need to take some time to seek out sources of light and laughter.  We all need to find and enjoy things that make us smile.

We are living in a world where fear and anger and terror are used to control us.  We are threatened by the fear of scary and terrible things more than the actual scary and terrible things.  Those in power are using the fear to divide and conquer us, and it is very hard to turn away from this.

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Yet we are striving to resist.  We are fighting back, we are denying their use of fear to overcome our reason, and in many ways their unprecedented and outright false claims are uniting us to do more to keep them at bay, and retake our own power.

Yet as we strive to find dignity and sanity in the face of almost overwhelming negativity, we neglect our own need to feel good.  Hell, to some degree it feels almost wrong to consider how you are feeling when you are working for the greater good of the world at large.

Yet if all we do is give and give, and do nothing for ourselves, we will run out of energy, we will lose our drive and ambition and we will find ourselves stuck and unable to continue.  We will lose ourselves in our attempt to do good.

This is why it is important that we still find things that make us smile.  We need to find joy, we need to take and enjoy moments of delight.  It is like recharging any cell phone after prolonged use.  If we don’t put energy back it will be totally depleted, and of no good to us when we most need it.

We need to all allow ourselves to smile, to laugh, to feel happiness and joy, even when we are faced with tremendous negativity, by fear, anger, disquiet, chaos and disorder.   Frankly, if we don’t have happiness in our lives, then what are we fighting for in the first place?  What’s the point of resisting what make us unhappy if we lose touch with happiness in the process?

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Find things that bring a smile to your face.  Laugh.  Feel joyful, feel happy.  This will recharge your positivity, and when you are feeling more positive you will have more power to create better and not simply struggle against what you do not want.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that while we are working for the greater good it is ok to find things that make us smile and laugh, we keep our eye on what it is we are striving to create.  When we see that our own joy allows us to better stand up for what we believe in, we grow stronger, we have a clearer understanding of what it is we are fighting for, and 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 sixtieth 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.

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Positivity: I am; we are

I am.

Sometimes that’s all it takes to find a positive.  Just acknowledging that I AM.

Life happens.  Whether I am having a good day or a bad day, the important part is that I am having a day.  I am here.  I am alive.  I am breathing.  I have possibilities for my present and my future, and I AM.

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It is tremendously easy to lose sight of this.  We get caught up in our own mundane issues, whether that involves family, friends, loved-ones, coworkers or what-have you.  Then we are faced with societal issues, bigotry, hatred, fear and negativity.  But through it all, here we are.  We are breathing.  We are alive.  We are full to overflowing with possibility.

The positivity of this is endless.  Every day is a new opportunity; every day is another day of new possibility.  Just recognizing that I AM, that I live, breathe, and function is so incredibly positive that it is staggering.

Why does this matter?  Because I matter.  Because you matter.  Because we are here, on this spinning globe, living these amazing lives where we can manifest virtually anything we can conceive of.  I know that sometimes that seems impossible, I know that in the face of societal fear and anger that might even seem selfish, but the truth is that it’s not.  Recognizing that I AM is one of the most powerful positivity generators available.

I believe that if more people acknowledged their own needs, their own lives, their own existence and the empowerment that comes of this, we’d all be living in less fear, negativity and uncertainty.

I have written about the positivity of this topic before, but it is so, so powerful that I think it’s worthwhile to write about it again.  How you follow the words I AM can be a major determination of your thought process, of your feelings, and from there of your actions.

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Yet more than that, just being aware that I am, no matter what follows it, is important.  It’s easy to feel like a statistic, like a cog in the machine, like we do not matter.  But we do.  It matters that we are here, whether today is a good day, a bad day or indifferent.  It matters that we are.  It is amazingly positive that we are.  There is no need to look any further than at the face that we are here.

I am alive.  I am endless possibility.  I am important.  I am.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that I am, that I am alive, here and now, is an amazing generator of positivity.  When we see that just by being present, by acknowledging our individuality and our existence, we open up to endless possibility, and further 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 fifty-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Working Together for the Greater Good

People are coming together to help one another.

In the face of difficult times, massive uncertainty, and some scary people assuming power, people are coming together to work with one another to show the world that we will not be intimidated.

Whether the topic is education, science, the environment, awful business practices, general politics, LGBTQ rights, separation of church and state or what-have-you, people are coming together like never before to stand up for the things they believe in.  They are striving to change the conversation, and to make our world a better place.

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We are seeing people taking a stand for more inclusion, for protecting our planet from those who do not care if they poison our air and water, for not discriminating based on race, sexual orientation, gender, religion or other differences, for affordable health care and the education of our children, and more.  We are seeing people trying to build a better world rather than tear down what we have with no plan to create anything that’s better.

There are powerful forces wanting to divide us all.  They want to make sure only a small group of people have power, wealth and influence, rather than spreading it to the masses.  They have convinced many people that they will make their lives better, despite the only work they do benefiting a narrow, heavily biased and self-serving group.  Snake-oil salesmen playing on the fears of the masses to convince them they will help, when most of the actions they intend to take will make their constituents’ situations even worse.

Rather than let them remain dominant, people are changing the conversation, and working to reach out to more and more groups, striving to work together to use inclusion, positive forces rather than negative to change the world for the better.  People are taking actions as never before and participating in our system to improve it, to speak up and not allow the leadership to run all over us without being accountable.  The positivity of these actions is incredible.

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We are seeing that coming together to change the conversation and to help one another builds new bridges, opens new avenues of opportunity, and shows the people who would prefer us under their boots that we will not be doormats.  We are coming together as never before to spread hope and overwhelm fear, and that is amazing positivity.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that people are working together to stand up for equality, freedom and other things that improve the world, we can take heart that we can change the conversation and work to better all of our lives.  When we feel the positivity that comes from all the energy of so many working together to better our world, we each can 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 fifty-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.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: Resistance

Resistance is not futile.  But, remember, Carl Jung pointed out that “What you resist persists.”

We need to stand up to the wrongs we see happening, yes.  We cannot ignore the bizarre, freaky, frightening things coming from the top of the US government.  BUT – we also cannot let these things control our lives completely.  We need to focus instead on changing the conversation.

Resistance is not futile, but we need to step back from a negative reaction, and try to figure out a positive pro-action to be taken.  How can we generate a movement of positivity to counter, rather than resist?

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Why the difference in approach?  Because if what we resist persists, guess what happens?  We continue to create more things to resist.  Not only is that exhausting, it’s demoralizing, depressing, infuriating and almost every other negative emotion we can think of.  If we’re approaching negative with negative, and like attracts like as it does, we’re actually expanding and prolonging the problems we are resisting.

Yes, peaceful “resistance” is not exactly resistance in the manner of spreading negativity.  Dr. King and Gandhi had it right when they preached nonviolence.  It IS a slow process, but in the end it works far better than violent resistance does.  It took years, but their peaceful demonstrations got the message across, and changed the world.  Consider this – what do you think would happen if the Palestinians stopped bombing Israel and began holding peaceful sit-ins?  Think their situation might not be what it is today?

We need to begin to send messages to those in power who remain silent in regards to the drastic, illegal and unconstitutional matters happening in our nation.  Remind them that there are three branches of government, and that the people they represent need them to take actions.  We need to continue making phone calls, sending e mails, writing letters and generally offering alternatives to the negativity so prevalent in our lives right now.

We also need to push back at the fear.  We are absolutely dominated by fear right now, and we need to embrace trust and courage instead.  We need to stand together with those targeted by the fearful and fear mongers alike, and we need to show that those who might in some way be different from us are not to be feared because of their differences.  We are ALL different from one another…but at the same time we are all ONE.  We are all the same.  We need to work together and replace the fear with understanding, trust, and even love.

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This is not some hippy-crunchy notion.  This is important.  If we want to get away from all the negativity, we cannot resist with negativity – we need to counter with positivity.  We need to show that there is a better way, and because I still believe that everyone wants good things for themselves, we need to generate positivity to make it more persistent in our lives.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that what we resist persists, we need to find a counter invoking more positivity.  When we change the energy of the fear and negativity to hope and positivity 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 fifty-seventh 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.

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