This is kind of an irritated entry.
Ever since I took on the mantle of thinking positively about myself, the Universe (aka ME) has 'tested' my resolve by introducing certain negative elements from my subconscious mind as representations in the physical. Let me explain in a few words: people and circumstances.
The thing that has begun to irritate me as I have begun to think positively is, HOW MUCH PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO ARGUE AND DEFEND NEGATIVITY AS 'REALITY'.
::Holds head in hand::
This is complete bollocks.
Negativity is A REALITY, not THE REALITY. It is a CHOICE.
Now I understand the irony of being irritated, commonly known to be a negative state, but I believe that I have been triggered in a particular way. I believe that I am like the silent kid that was picked on and rarely fought back, only to come to adulthood and realize he's pissed about all the disrespect he endured--wait, I AM THAT KID!
This entry is putting my foot down to all the negativity that comes up in my mind, and reflected in people who have not raised their consciousness enough to realize that negativity is a choice, not a mandate, not an imposed reality by some outside force.
Think about this--everything that is physical that you use first started out as an idea in someone's mind. WITHOUT EXCEPTION, WITHOUT EQUIVOCATION. EVERYTHING.
It would suffice to say that those that are happy and live happy think happy. Those that are rich and live rich think rich. Those that are successful and live successful think success. See the pattern here?
The same applies for those who live poor, miserable, and unsuccessfully.
Now, that's not fair to the people who are poor and miserable, you might say.
But the fact of the matter is that, when you see from a different perspective, you see how everyone is literally creating their own experience.
When you are bogged down in the reality that you have been told to believe is real (because you have) you cannot see this.
Think about it, and be honest with yourself. If you are miserable in your life, can you really say to me that you aren't thinking negative thoughts about yourself? Think about the thoughts you think everyday. If you're too outwardly focused on what others think of you, because you believe lowly of yourself, that's a thought. A very POWERFUL THOUGHT, because it is the generating thought that creates your daily misery.
Ok, I blew off some steam; time to calm down now.
Changing our thoughts can be as difficult or as easy as we choose. Difficulty in changing the way we think about ourselves is not really difficulty at all--it is attachment, addiction, to the old way of thinking. If you understand why thinking positively is important, and cease to see it as an avoidance of negativity, you are on your way.
I love to give food examples, because food is such as fundamentally shared reality for the consensus of humans on this planet:
When you go to a buffet, and see your favorite food, do you A) go to your favorite food, or B)try to avoid your least favorite food? If you answered B, you're just being a smartass and hurting yourself. If you answered A, you're being honest with yourself. It is the same with negative and positive thoughts.
People that argue for the negative are arguing for a reality that has been superimposed upon their innocent nature. As babies, yes we have alternate lives that affect our 'karma' in this one, but as children, we are sponges, only picking up that which is around us. If we have negative thinking parents, negative thinking news, negative thinking movies and music, negative thinking education, and negative thinking government, what kind of reality do you think that a typical person would grow up to believe is real? A negative thinking reality. Thusly, people arguing for negativity and negative experience are arguing for something that is not their initial innocent nature.
This is not to be insensitive to those that have gone or are going through 'negative' situations right now. What I'm saying is don't argue for it. Obviously you don't like the situation you are in, so why vouch for it? Vouch for thinking positively about yourself and your situation.
If a loved one is dying in your life, that can be seen as a negative situation. It is sad, surely, but would you argue vehemently for seemingly losing your connection with a loved one? What I mean is, would you argue for it as if you'd love for something like that to happen to you as often as possible? NO!!!
The choice to think positively is an affirmation of your true nature, which is bliss. "oh boy here he goes" I can hear some people say, but I have experienced this for myself. The enlightened masters, whom people tend to think are more important than they are, have said this. Why not take it literally? Why not see this wisdom as a living reality for yourself everyday?
The expression of your true nature, which is infinite bliss, is joy. When you feel joy, don't you feel good? Don't you feel more possibilities within you? Don't you just have an overall better view of life?
Ok, quiet those of you who believe that good experience is quickly overshadowed by bad, this is victim mentality.
YOU CREATE BOTH!
What many people don't understand is, that the subjective experience of every being is VASTLY more important than the so-called 'objective' one.
HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF IS SUPERIOR TO WHAT OTHERS THINK/FEEL ABOUT YOU.
Yes, there is a balance that must be created at a certain level of learning, where you don't want to overwhelm people with your personality, or be overwhelmed by theirs, but then there comes a point, in which you viscerally, deeply understand the power of thought, and everything in your life is congruent with your inner state.
Your inner state is blissful being. Positive thoughts affirm, support, and facilitate the realization of your nature as bliss in daily life.
People who think positive thoughts do not run from negative thoughts like the boogeyman, because A) avoiding a thought comes from a fear of negativity, which is a negative thought in itself and B) Real Positive thinker know that negative boogeyman thoughts are a choice that they do not prefer. Masters always choose what they prefer.
No disrespect or negation to those going through rough times; I am simply affiming that, even if you are going through something 'negative' a positive thought, even if it's just ONE, might just be your best bet to beginning to change your life, but that's just my opinion. If you can't think positively, at least begin to love yourself--ey, that might be my next topic!