Saturday, August 23, 2014

The negative habit

Some days I feel like I have more than my fair share of misfortune. I've been reading a lot about the Law of Attraction and how like attracts like. I've realized that, although I try hard to steer clear of feeling sorry for myself, it gets really easy to fall into that trap.
Drawing by my lovely mom, Debbie Silagy

Life is rough for everyone. Some days it seems as though everything good happens to everyone else. But I've changed my attitude.

Somebody posted on a forum I follow online regarding manifesting positive things - want implies lack. When you want for things, you are creating an environment of lack.

Changing my mindset, I've looked at the blessings that I already have in my life. I'm envisioning a bright future and being appreciative of the things that I have, while also planning and working toward the future.

Before, it was very easy to let a setback bring me down. One setback could ruin my whole positive streak, sending me into a spiral of negativity.

Recently, I encountered a negative attitude from someone I was doing business with. This person was particularly nasty, and it was, for the most part, unwarranted. Typically, I would have let this get me down. But on this particular day, I decided to bless this person instead. I thought, wow, she must have something major going on in her life right now to make her feel that she needs to spread that negativity about.

I realized she was trying to rid herself of those negative feelings by projecting them onto others.

I decided, this time, I am not falling into that trap, the one I've so easily fallen into in the past.

I sent her good thoughts and energy. I wished her the best. And I meant it.

Once you start to look for the positive things around you, the more you find them. Positivity is the only thing that can repel that negativity from the world from absorbing into you.

Habits are hard to change, that is very true. But when you make a conscious effort to see the good in things, life suddenly becomes much easier.

When somebody does something that upsets me, I'm trying to remind myself, that person is unhappy for some reason, most likely it has nothing to do with me, and rather than feeling negativity toward that person, I'm going to bless them and send positivity their way.

Although I have a lot of problems in my life that I am dealing with right now, I am realizing how many people are out there to help. In the past, I've fallen into the trap of thinking things are hopeless and that I just want to give up, things will never get better.

Except they do. Things always get better. Up until the end. Maybe it's hard to see it being possible, but miracles happen every day. And the world is full of good people.

In my situation, looking at the overall big picture, it's easy to seem hopeless. But when you break it down into bite sized chunks, tackling one problem at a time, it is actually quite manageable.

And there are many people helping out in unexpected ways.

Of course, the Law of Attraction isn't about just wishing your way to happiness; it requires that you work toward your goals. But if you expect the good to happen and expect that things will work out, they somehow do.

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