It is my opinion that consciousness creates reality.
I believe that the practice of mindfulness and becoming aware of what you are thinking and what and how you are feeling is how you become conscious for reality creation.
It’s my opinion that positivity raises your inherent energy levels and opens you up to finding and creating new and better things in life. This is another tenet in conscious reality creation.
This is what I believe. My life experience, things that I have seen and done have caused me to come to hold these opinions.
I am now going to tell you that I could be wrong.
Everyone has opinions. Everyone. Some are held strongly, some weakly. You may have opinions that might as well be set in stone and others that could be blown away like dust in the wind.
With the exception of scientific facts, opinions can be wrong.
What counts as scientific fact? Things like the Earth is round, energy is the root of everything in the Universe, theories of gravity and motion and such. When you form an opinion contrary to scientific fact — and point to a conspiracy theory or some out-there alternate theory or pseudoscience — you’re making a fool of yourself.
No matter how strongly I believe in mindfulness, positivity, and conscious reality creation, my opinions on these topics may be wrong.
Do you know why this is not a bad thing? Because the true facts in place of my opinions could be better.
Making room for growth and learning
I know that my previous statement was very optimistic. I also know that the true facts in place of my opinions could be worse.
The thing of it is, opinions, such as I hold that form my beliefs, are changeable. Thus, there is room for adaptation, growth, and learning more.
When I began to blog regularly I wrote about positivity and conscious reality creation separately. I also didn’t give mindfulness the same level of attention I do now. Why? Because my opinion on these topics has changed. I better see how they are interconnected and how one can directly impact the other.
In my opinion, human beings are capable of incredible potential. You can evolve in ways that may seem impossible now.
In 1919 there were just under 7 million cars on American roads. Today there are 276 million. Just a hundred years ago tools of our everyday lives that we take for granted today didn’t exist at all. Computers, smartphones, even the pop-up toaster (invented in 1919). I have no doubt that back then, in the opinions of many, the connectivity and technology of today’s world was totally impossible.
When I was a kid most of the adults I knew held the opinion that the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations would be a permanent threat all our lives. I then watched the Berlin Wall fall one night on TV in 1989. I have friends who have ZERO recollection of East Germany and their Olympic judges stereotypically giving Western athletes low scores.
The world always changes. As such you need to make some room for your opinions to change.
Be flexible with your opinions
Recognizing that apart from scientific fact your opinions can be wrong leaves you with two options.
- Maintain your opinions contrary to reality
— or -
- Be flexible and change them.
There are always going to be people with opinions that are different from your own. In some cases, those people are completely wrong, potentially foolish, and even dangerous. In some cases, though, they may be right where you are wrong.
I hold the opinions I hold until such time as someone disproves them. I welcome that. Why? Because it means there will be another chance for me to learn something new and experience more growth and change.
It is my opinion that finding positivity isn’t hard
But it does require action.
Knowing that everyone holds opinions on just about everything you can think of, it helps to maintain flexibility, save in the face of science fact. When you are open to other opinions, including the possibility that yours are wrong, and you are flexible and willing to change, that ultimately empowers you. When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that tends to spread to other people around you.
As such, you can build more positive feelings and discover more things to feel positivity and gratitude.
Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of positivity that begets even more good energies — and that, like you, is always worthwhile.
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you matter, and so do your opinions — just remember everyone has them.
Originally published at http://titaniumdon.com on November 11, 2019.