IT'S NEGATIVITY, MAN!
By Jesuree (First published - Taft College Literary Magazine, EGO AND ESSENCE)
Don’t let it get to you! Run, run as fast as you can! It rolls in like a thunder cloud, threatening all who dare to cross its path. It has no decency. It’s like a cancer that grows, leaving you in a sick fog of doubt and distrust. It will leave you there, never to find your way out until there is nothing left but the decaying of your soul. For it take all hopes and dreams, and crushes all goals.
Don’t let it get you! Run, run as fast as you can! Be careful, for it is an impostor! Sometimes it comes as if it were a wayward child, seeking happiness and joy. It lies dormant, enticing you like the spider to the fly until it weans you of all your happiness and joy. Do not let it adhere to you.
For if you do, you will become its clone.
What is this treachery you ask? I’ll give you a clue. It says things like, “If”, “Just”, and “I can’t”. It says things like, “Somebody up there hates me”, or as one man I know says, “Each morning I get up and God looks down at me, and says…I don’t know what it is about you boy, but there’s just something about you that just pisses me off!”
It’s NEGATIVITY, man! Don’t let it get you, run, run as fast as you can!”
And this is the point of my blog this week. Negativity and how it’s affecting us.
Times are tough for all of us these days with the way our economy is running amuck. One never knows if their retirement fund will be enough to carry them through to the end of their lives. The younger people don’t know if there will be any jobs for them when they get out of school and those caught in between have no idea if they’ll be able to keep the jobs they do have. ‘Tis quite depressing, don’t ya’ think?
With the stress of this modern day depression we’re all in, people seem more short tempered, meaner and more cut throat then ever before…they’re choosing to deal with these tough times in a very negative way, instead of using a more positive approach. ‘Tis a pity, don’t ya’ think?
Negativity is spreading like wild fire in dry brush; in a short time it will be unstoppable. Unless people smarten up and learn how to be Positive. But to do that we have to be honest with each other, and respect one another. The majority of society needs to grab hold of the positive energies and not let go.
I won’t lie to you. Being positive in today’s world isn’t easy, but you can’t let the negativity from others beat you or our world down. It is not a physical battle we’re in to save our future…it’s a mental one. And the clue to that fact lies in a very wise man’s words….“and the meek shall inherit the earth.”
It’s not brawns we need to move the mountain of negativity that is killing us, our children, our planet, and our souls, but the strength of good will. The mind with positive thoughts cannot only move the mountain of negativity but the world into a better place, a more positive place.
My challenge to you; try being nothing BUT POSITIVE about everything (Even when something bad happens – you’re to find that silver lining behind the dark cloud.) for two weeks and see the miracles that begin to happen in your world. Then imagine what you can do for everyone or thing around you by passing a more positive attitude on instead of dumping a negative thought.
YES, negative thoughts count! Do not think them. Those are the ones that defeat you on a more personal level of negativity. When you think to yourself, as you squeeze into a pair of pants that fit last week, “Dang, I’m getting fat.” Your brain hears “GET FAT.” And guess what? YOU WILL. If you hear a friend say something very impressive and you think, “I’m too dumb to think of something so cleaver.” Your brain will agree with you and get lazy so you won’t think of funny things to say. When you say “I can’t.” YOU WON’T. So this challenge includes all negative thoughts as well. When you think one, replace it with a positive thought right away.
It’s time to make a change, and to do that, we each have to start with ourselves and the secret of positive thinking. If you try it and practice it you will be amazed at the wonderful effects in your life. We have to become less self doubting, more self assured and less negative about everything around us.
We need to believe in ourselves, no matter what station in life we’re at. We need to see a waitress is as important in the scheme of things as the President of a country. No one is below anyone else. We all have purpose and we all need to be proud of who and what we are.
WE NEED TO STOP THE HATE…STOP NEGATIVITY!
WE NEED TO BE POSITIVE...AND LOVE WILL FOLLOW.
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