There are a lot of terrible things happening in the world today. The deluge of information makes us feel uncertain, scared, confused, angry, and almost every-other negative emotion you can conjure. It can be hard to believe that there isn’t more negativity than positivity in the world today.
That’s not the truth, however. There are more good/positive things in the world — and in your life — than bad/negative.
The reason this feels untrue, however, is because the negativity is loud. Those who would direct and control the narrative of reality like to use negativity for their gain. Hence why they are shouting so loudly.
When you are in a crowded room and trying to get the attention of everyone there, unless you can create a distracting, explosive noise — you shout loudly. And that is what is currently happening with all the negativity.
Then, because of the active work to create this false narrative, the shouters are plugging their ears as they yell at the rest of us.
On top of that, there is also the reality of these “powerful” people having a lot of money to spend to force their message on the rest of us. That’s how the volume of the negativity has been turned up to eleven.
Negativity cannot be eradicated
Let’s just put that out there right now. You can’t live in a world with ZERO negativity. There are a yin and yang, a balance in life that requires the good with the bad, light with dark, positive with the negative.
Of course, these are the extreme ends of the given spectra. Most people, situations, experiences, and the like fall somewhere in the middle of them.
The negativity is not greater, stronger, or more abundant than the positivity of the world. It is, however, louder. Why? Because those who use negativity — mostly fear — for their own power know that to get their message into the reality of the collective consciousness they need to pound on it. Particularly when their message is counter to fact.
For example — COVID-19 is a hoax. They shout this loudly and frequently because it’s not. But if they are loud enough, people will believe their false narrative. That, then, allows them to drive idiotic notions like reopening schools, stay-at-home orders, and mask requirements being tyranny and similar messages that empower only a chosen few.
For the record — COVID-19 and its dangers are NOT a hoax. If you think they are — ask yourself this — do doctors and scientists gain anything from such a hoax? How could this be perpetrated on a WORLDWIDE scale? Apply logic and reason and you will see that this is a real problem — and that the only hoax is being perpetrated by those who care only for their wealth and power.
It’s easy to see negativity as being dominant. But it’s not. It’s just overly-loud because it tends to be counter to logic, reason, and fact.
Is there more bad than good out there?
The bad just happens to be really, really loud. It FEELS like there is more — but there is not.
I recently came across a fantastic quote by Gandhi that speaks to this:
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
Hence why I believe that for all the negativity and terrible people doing awful things, they are not greater in number — just so-called power and monetary strength.
But the truth of it is that they do not represent a world of more bad than good. They are just super loud and obnoxious.
Why do I believe that there is not more bad than good? Simple — are you bad?
How do you define bad? I define it as takers. People who give nothing and only take for themselves. For example — the uber-rich who pay almost nothing in taxes and hoard their wealth; politicians who take from all of us and give only to their benefactors; people who intentionally deny rights or cause hurt to other people.
If you are reading this, I am going to make the presumption that you are a good person. Sure, you screw-up and do bad things on occasion — because you are only human — but overall you are a giver, not a taker.
I am going to presume further that the vast majority of the people you know and associate with are ALSO givers. That’s my reality, at any rate.
I believe that you probably know maybe 1 bad person for every 10 good people in your life. And that is why I believe there is more good than bad.
Turn up the positivity volume
It is all too easy to counter the negativity with negativity. When someone makes you angry, sad, depressed, or otherwise negative, it’s human nature to lash out with the same.
That, in turn, just makes the negativity louder.
So instead, we need to work on turning up the volume of positivity.
How? By shouting as loudly — or louder than — the negative messages. You and I need to express our praise and appreciation for the good.
The best way to do this is via gratitude.
Thank you for wearing a mask when you go out. I want to thank you for not joining unmasked crowds. Thank you for voting. I want to thank you for considering the plight of the marginalized and supporting LGBTQA+ rights, Black Lives Matter, and the like.
But more than that, it’s important to express gratitude for the seemingly little, inconsequential life matters loudly and frequently. That raises the volume of the positivity in the collective consciousness.
What do I mean by that? I am grateful for:
These are just off the top of my head. There are many more I can think of. But when you express gratitude — not just the word but the emotion — you create positivity.
Let’s raise the volume so that positivity becomes louder than negativity.
The negativity is loud, is it NOT more abundant than positivity. You have the power to change the message and help shift the collective consciousness of our fear-based society to a reason-based one.
Finding/creating positivity isn’t hard, but it does require thought, feeling, and action
Knowing that negativity is louder than positivity — but not in greater abundance — you can work to raise the volume of positivity. When you take action, speak up and express your thoughts and feelings of gratitude, you find and/or create more things to feel grateful for — and that ultimately empowers you.
When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that can spread to people around you. It can create a feedback loop of awareness and positivity.
As such, you can build more positive feelings and discover more reasons to feel positivity and gratitude. That can be the impetus to improve numerous aspects of your life for the better, help overcome the overwhelming negativity of the current situation, and generate yet more positivity and gratitude.
This breaks the silence of the majority, and that can then spread to change the world for the better.
An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of immense positivity that can generate even more good energies — and that, like you, is always worthwhile.
Know that you are worthy and deserving of using mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done our thoughts, feelings, and actions matter, as does using gratitude to raise the volume on positivity in the collective consciousness.
Originally published at http://titaniumdon.com on August 3, 2020.