More than ever before, world news comes to you at lightning speed from online news sources, breaking news on TV, and Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook. The news is slick, savvy, and often fear based. I was recently asked how do I stay positive with so much going wrong in the world. It was such a great question, I felt I should share my response with you. She shared information on a tragic situation going on in the world, so how do you pull the positive in such tragedy?
Many of us have had those thoughts of feeling sorrow, sadness, and despair for events happening in our life as well as the world, and thus feel powerless with no control.
So, how can I stay positive while seeing the challenges others in the world are facing?
Sometimes the only positive in heartbreaking events far above my ability to comprehend, is knowing love lives there too, and I hold on to that.
I don’t have a magic wand to cure the world from sorrow and fear with one swoop. But what I do have is the capacity to be the best world citizen I can be.
Some days that might look like getting involved with organizations that share missions of positive solutions and focus on love, health, peace and abundance rather than have a fear focus of fighting.
Some days it’s the simple gesture of free hugs and creating global free hugs twice a year to allow people to know they matter.
Most days it looks like personally living a happy life and by others seeing my happiness, aspire to be happy as well, trickle effect.
Most days it looks like posting a positive message on Facebook and writing an affirmative message weekly to hopefully inspire/empower people to look through a positive filter at the world.
Most days I know that without contrast in our lives, we wouldn’t be able to recognize the wonders.
Most days I understand that even in the most challenging circumstances, hope and love lives there and good comes out of it. I don’t always see it right away, but I have faith and trust it’s there.
Most days I understand worry only begets more worry, so I focus on love over fear, abundance over lack, diversity over differences, and peace over conflict.
Most days its remembering that everyone wants and deserves a life of health, happiness, peace, and security, even those we might label ‘enemy’.
There are many conflicts in the world that can be overwhelming and thus feeling far too big to fix. So each day, I choose to be my best self, forgive myself when I am not giving the world my best, forgive others when needed, and ask for forgiveness from others when needed.
I invite you to look for a better feeling place and from that space, ask yourself how you can help. I don’t know what that looks like to you, but I’m sure it will help you feel empowered. Whether it’s simply being your best self, or getting involved with others who are peacefully making a difference, you’ll know what’s right for you. Finding the peace within you about life’s challenges helps to create the peace on our outer world.
Affirmation: I see all the possibilities within any challenge I face and move forward with love.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” ~ Bertrand Russell
“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time…It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
Control ~ Janet Jackson
Self Control ~ Laura Branigan
Make Me Lose Control ~ Eric Carmen
For the next week, I invite (challenge) you to choose thoughts of:
Peace when dealing with any challenges, big or small, personally or worldly as through peace, conflict dissipates.
Love when dealing with any challenges, big or small, personally or worldly as through peace, fear dissipates.
Compassion when dealing with any challenges, big or small, personally or worldly as through compassion, judgment dissipates.
Mostly, I wish you to see the world as 1 person striving to live happily, peacefully, and healthfully. Be that in your own life and you will begin to feel as though you have a magic wand while being a role model for others.
Until next time, I challenge you to place your focus on love over fear, abundance over lack, diversity over differences, and peace over conflict.
Keep living big, loving big, and laughing along the journey.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.