You may have noticed that by-and-large I only post positive, proactive thoughts.
Part of the reason why I choose this is because I feel horridly inundated by negativity. There are so many things happening in the world right now that are upsetting. Sometimes it is really hard to stay focused on creating good, because it feels increasingly futile.
I began writing Positivity on Mondays to combat frequent negative messages at the start of the work week. This has been really useful both for myself and others. Pathwalking always takes a positive spin on the world, because the primary reason I choose to walk my own path is to create good in my life.
Consciousness creates reality. So, when I continue to get angry over what the dumbass-in-chief does, or the inaction of Congress, or people denying science, logic and reason, is it any surprise I keep finding more? Is it at all shocking that my motivation slips away?
I am frustrated. This sinking feeling I often get as I browse Facebook and other social media is not useful. Of course, the more attention and energy that I give to being concerned over where the world is heading distracts me from what I can control.
This is a systemic problem. I know I am not the only one who, in the interest of staying in the know, winds up overwhelmed. There are people I care about who are going to be, if they are no already, effected by a lot of these awful things.
What good does working on being proactive and positive do in the face of this insanity?
Proactive and positive are a force for good.
Because we manifest what we focus on with conscious reality creation, we have a choice. I get to decide if I want to contribute to the feelings of anger, futility and hopelessness I am inundated with…or if I want to try to change the message.
This is not easy. Maintaining my motivation to be proactive and positive is challenging.
I have mentioned before that I have long battled depression. With the current state of the world as it is, and my empathic sensibilities, it’s been difficult. I read and listen to a LOT of various self-help, motivational and similar works to build up my strength and fight off depression.
Because I have been working extra hard to combat depression, I am having trouble taking advantage of the opportunity right in front of me. All my writing about conscious reality creation, and here I am in the midst of the perfect opportunity to make it go…and I am finding it difficult to be motivated to do so.
I recognize that there are steps I can take to work with this. I just need to motivate myself to take them.
A friend recently asked me if I re-read my own work. Truth is, once I have written and posted to the blog, I seldom go back to it. I am great at offering insight into conscious reality creation, but not so good about going back and heeding my own advice.
I can write about actions I will take all day. Motivating to take them, though, is another thing.
Proactive means taking the initiative.
Posting to the blog became a regular thing when I took an action on New Year’s rather than make a resolution. I didn’t resolve to do something, I did something. Action was taken. I made a conscious choice to do, not to try.
Yoda said it best. “Do or Do Not, there IS no try!” I need to take ahold of my emotional state, follow my own words and be responsible for my own feelings. It is time to take the initiative, stop letting myself be inundated by the negativity, and create the reality I want.
How? Well, first, I need to spend less time online. I already stopped visiting Twitter regularly because I didn’t need that volume of unnecessary and upsetting information. The time has come to do the same to Facebook. Keep messenger active so I can communicate with my friends, but close Facebook itself most of the time.
Second – I need to go back and reread what I have written. I know that my writing impacts others. That being the case, it’s really proactive of me to see if what I write can serve its primary purpose and impact ME. This isn’t a selfish matter at all…it is an acknowledgment of the multi-purposefulness of what I write here.
Third – I need to stop getting down on myself when I get distracted, get upset over matters beyond my control that are happening, and so on. I need to forgive myself for not living up to my own expectations of myself. When I am feeling unmotivated, I need to allow myself a moment to feel it, but then I need to use an attitude shifter or another tool to be proactive and better consciously create reality.
Being proactive is empowering.
Finally, I must keep at it. I cannot give up on myself, my goal to manifest the life I want, and using my consciousness to create my reality. I alone can feel my feelings, and take actions appropriate or inappropriate.
Crossing the bridges is me consciously creating my reality. I’ve got this. I have done it before, and I will do it now. The life I want and desire is mine to manifest, and I am deserving of it. I know this. It’s on me, and me alone to work with it.
As always, thank you for crossing the bridges with me.
GOAL LOG – Week 40:
Diet: Mostly on track, but not writing it out
Exercise: Fenced twice, but I did something to my right knee, so I’ve not been hitting the gym.
Writing: Three blog posts, some work on the sci-fi story.
Meditation: Only two days last week, for 9 and 10 minutes.
Gratitude: I was grateful for 5 things three days last week
This is the fifty-fifth entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.
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