I was reminded again this week of just how destructive negative thinking can be. This year has been pretty good for me so far, but this last week everything went tits up. It all started on Monday, which was a public holiday where I live. I woke up feeling OK, but as the day progressed I started feeling really shitty. I was thinking about going back to work the next day and all the things I needed to do during the week, and it really depressed me. I couldn’t be bothered to do anything so I was just sitting on the sofa for ages, feeling miserable. That’s when everything spiraled out of control: one of my friends messaged me with some news I really, really didn’t want to hear; my partner and I had a massive argument which lasted all day; then woke up the next morning to yet another crisis in our flat. I was late for work due to this, and the issue at home made me think of loads of other problems which I have been putting off. I felt so overwhelmed and stressed that at one point I thought I was going to faint at work.
The next day I felt slightly better, and that’s when I decided to take control of the situation. I remembered someone on the forum had mentioned an ‘Abraham-Hicks Focus Wheel’. I have read some of the Hicks’ books but didn’t know what a focus wheel was. I made a cup of tea, googled it, and then got to work. After I had completed one I felt much, much better. I saw the situation for what it was, and was now in the frame of mind where I just KNEW everything would sort itself out. The next day things started looking up- the crisis ended up not being such a big deal after all, and I finally received an answer to a problem which has been bugging me for months. The rest of the week was OK, not quite 100 percent yet, but deffo improving.
The events of this week have reminded me of how important it is to be aware of your thoughts, and the energy that you are attracting into your life. ‘Coincidentally’, yesterday I read something which I thought was quite relevant to this theme. Its from Rachel Pollack’s 78 Degrees of Wisdom. In the chapter on readings she writes: ‘The fact is, the future does scare most people. They do not expect anything good to happen. They settle for things staying the same- a balance of pain and happiness with a large measure of boredom, frustration, and low-level misery; but even such stability appears unlikely. In most peoples eyes things can only get worse, and probably will.’ This really struck a chord with me. I think this is a very accurate description of the sheeple of the modern day/ corporate world. I guess you can’t really blame them as we are constantly bombarded with bad news via the media: wars, crime, the economy, problems, hopelessness etc etc.
Personally I try to distance myself from this sort of thing as much as possible-for example, I don’t read the newspaper every day anymore (I make sure I know what’s going on in the world, but only what I really need to know), and I try to avoid contact with the general population as much as I can. How do you guys deal with this? How do you keep positive in such an overwhelmingly ‘negative’ society?