Positivity vs. Negativity ~ What Wins Out?
Sometimes it’s tough to stay positive. There’s certainly negativity all around us – newspapers, online news sources and TV news stations are filled with it. They use negativity for dramatic effect to improve ratings. There are plenty of negative people too – those who dwell on the “bad stuff” and make things seem worse than what they are. And of course, there are actual horrible, unthinkable situations that befall us. All of these may cause angst, fear, and even depression … if we let them.
There’s also positivity all around us.
Positivity is a choice and an action. The same news sources we mentioned earlier also highlight some good news – hopeful stories of people helping people, new discoveries and advances, and inspirational human interest stories. There are plenty of positive people too – those who talk about and focus on what’s good, and operate from a space of compassion, love and kindness. There are beautiful, heart-warming, love-filled occurrences every single day too. All of these may cause happiness, motivation, and open-heartedness … if we let them.
It all comes down to a single decision.
Mindset. Directing your mind to focus on the positive aspects of what’s in front of you is a decision you make in each moment. Setting your eyes to see the good and the silver linings that are always available takes dedicated focus. Taking steps in the direction of light rather than darkness may be difficult at first because it’s sometimes easier to follow the crowd that complains and commiserates instead of uplifting yourself and others. All these points of decision are yours as you move through the day.
Decide right now to be positive.
There will always be negative people in the world. Sometimes I think the reason they’re here is to remind us how miserable we could be if we chose to look at life like they do. There will always be ‘bad’, sad and horrible things that happen; it’s our ability to accept them as they are and seek whatever good is to be had from them that will determine our feelings about them.
Your ability to be positive, live in your truth, and stand in your personal power as you emanate love from your heart is the thing that will bring peace, calm and even joy to the moments of your day.
“You got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mr. In Between.” ~ Ann M. Martin
Mantra for positivity: Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.
Now, that’s Powerful!
Namaste` and Positivity to you!