Energy is constantly flowing in our lives. In fact without energy there would be no life at all for there could be no movement. But energy is not always blatantly apparent, sometimes it is powerful yet weak at the same time. Take for example the difference between positive thoughts and negative thoughts. Both cause minute electro-chemical charges in our brains and yet the difference between them can be powerful influencers on our life experience.
I was out for dinner tonight with one of my closest friends and at one point I made the statement that I try to be for things rather than against things. My friend asked me why and then his phone rang and he needed to take the call and so we never finished our discussion and I thought about it when I arrived home and thought to write the answer so that I, he and others could read about it at our leisure.
The reason I concentrate on being “for” things rather than against them is that the negative energy will always create and attract more negative energy and the converse is true. Since I would rather live in a positive mental and emotional state I chose to concentrate more on what I want and thus receive it. By noticing the positive I create more of the positive. In fact it is the major reason I quit the peace movement. I noticed there were too many angry people who were against violence, always talking about violence and in fact I noticed using angry and violent words to do so and I thought to myself. Of course I am against violence but I want to create more peace and the way to do it is by concentrating on contributing more peace to the world and that is what I have tried to do since then.
Here is small exercise you can do as a self-examination of your own orientation. When you look at this photo what do you see? What are you drawn too? What story do you hear in your head? Do you notice the sand or the underbrush? Do you think it is going to rain or do you wonder at the beauty of the blue sky? Do you see a lush green forest in the distance or that the beach is being overtaken? Our perspective is the most important aspect of how we live our lives. What we concentrate on and how we choose to notice life as we live it determines whether we are satisfied or always on the lookout for something better.
The truth is simple. If you think something better is always around the corner then in fact it will be. And here is the scary reality of it all, you will never reach it because in fact there will always be something better around the next corner. So I would put it to you that the right and perfect thing is in fact happening right now (regardless of how I feel about it) and so I have a choice in this very second about whether to have a positive or negative experience of it. I cannot speak for you but I can tell you that again today I choose the positive outlook because in fact it builds a life I love to live. I hope the same is true for all of us. Live a life you love.