Counting your blessings
Posted on 5th November 2014 at 07:30
It’s interesting the responses our blog posts evoke and how often they’re completely different to what we expected.
Our recent posts about how you view the world – What do you see, the rain or the rainbow and Dr Masaru Emoto and the hidden messages of water – are really good examples of this.
The most common response to these posts was along the following lines:
How could we be so cheerful and positive with all the bad things happening in the world?
Ebola. Syria. ISIS. The economic climate.
Or on a more personal note, redundancy, illness or money problems. And so the list goes on.
Our response is always the same.
Does focussing on all the negative things going on around you actually help those concerned?
Whether it be in your own life or the wider world the answer is the same. NO.
And does it help you live your own life? To be happy?
So, the next question then has to be, why do it?
If there isn’t any benefit to you – or the thing you’re concerned about – why do it?
Again, the response is normally the same.
Sometimes, contemplative, while the person concerned starts to see the world in a new light.
So as this approach clearly isn’t working, why not try the opposite one instead?
Put your energy and focus on the outcome you’d like to see. Notice the positive things that are happening in that regard. They may be small – and hard to find – but they are always there if you look for them.
Once you notice one thing, you’ll be amazed by the others that you then see.
And, best of all, you’ll feel so much better.
In that tired – and often over used cliché – it’s a win win situation for all concerned.
If you’re still not sure, why not spend the rest of the day focussing on all the good things going on in your life and the world around you?
See if you can find the positive side in everything that happens today. However black things may seem, there is always a glimmer of light. You have to just look for it.
And, if you still need a little nudge in a more positive direction, visit the Global Rich List to see how fortunate you really are. And how much we have to be thankful for.
An income of £10,000 per year puts you in the top 12% of the world.
Over £25,000 puts you in the top 1%.
Go on, we dare you, just try it.
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