WHERE DO YOU FIND BALANCE FROM DAY-TO-DAY PRESSURE?

We are pulled in so many different directions today and receive pressure from everywhere. You turn on the television and there are politicians slandering one another in order to gain momentum on their campaigns instead of talking about the issues that matter to the people. Social media is bombarding us with issues of no important significance in order to create positive change in the world. Websites that used to publish articles that pertain to their area of expertise have lost all credibility because they are mostly gossip based now. Print has focused on selling products that promise you endless youth or promise of the greatest body you have ever had without paying attention to diet or exercise – how do can we maintain our composure without breaking down?  How can we retreat ourselves from all this madness?

Well, it’s simple – turn off your televisions. That is the biggest step. News and watching television creates anxiety, instills fear and promotes products and food that keep you distracted, unhealthy and in a zombie like state.

Thinking of politics, do you recall a time when a politician ever worked for the people instead of BIG CORPORATION, BIG OIL, BIG BANKS and BIG PHARMA? Is there a time that you remember that political parties actually created legislation that created positive change for the people? I don’t. So how can we go around the obstacle of corrupt government? Become engaged – talk to your local member of parliament and ask him/her the tough questions. What are some topics you can call or write about, here are some suggestions:

  • Regarding food safety – Why isn’t there any labels on food that is genetically modified? There are labels on cigarettes that indicate they can cause you harm why isn’t there labels on our food?
  • Regarding the deforestation and protecting our rivers, lakes, oceans, forests and marshlands – What kind of environmental protections is our government legislated in order to protect our environment from development, deforestation and pollution?
  • Regarding animal rights – Is (the government) creating any legislation that protects the rights of animals from cruelty and abuse?

You should be able to address whatever is important to you that does not infringe on the rights of minorities to your member of parliament.

Instead of worrying about all these topics that create worry, anxiety and fear. Create or start groups that engage in positive conversation to ease the worry and anxiety. Try to meet people who have similar interests and want to try to live life with a more positive outlook. For example, I am vegan. I have joined vegan groups on social media, I have created ads on various social media sites to start vegan groups and meet-ups in the area I live. I remove any individuals that are constantly demeaning my lifestyle as a vegan and as a person who was born gay. Being authentic and living your life with positivity does not mean you should allow others to make judgments on you. If you happen to disagree with choices people make in their lives – don’t engage with them anymore. This will only make your life better.

Another way to have a more positive balance in your life is to assess the things you are doing right now and ask yourself, “How is this affecting my life, is it bringing me more positivity or creating more negative energy?” You will find that this simple question will lead you towards becoming a more authentic you and will allow you to do what you are most passionate about.

Being honest without yourself – with no distractions from nonsense, will allow you to live a more positive and authentic life.  When you live a positive and authentic life you will be able to give so much needed love to others and create positive and amazing change in the world. It doesn’t take much – you have just taken your first step by reading this blog.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

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“Burning Love”

LET GO OF YOUR NEGATIVE FEELINGS

It is sometimes very difficult to have a positive disposition in a world, especially since we are bombarded with so much negativity.  Do we have to participate in the negativity?  No.  So what are some of the things that we can do in order to surround ourselves with positive and healing energy?  Here are some suggestions:

  • If someone turns a discussion into an argument – agree to disagree and move on.
  • Surround yourself with like-minded people.  I’m a vegan and prefer to be with other vegans.
  • Do things that make you happy.  If you like music – create, play and dance to it.
  • Show those who are less fortunate than you compassion.
  • Buy a co-worker lunch for no reason.
  • Offer to buy a homeless person lunch.
  • Give your friends and family members compliments and remove all the judgments you may have.
  • Sit in silence with nature and try to remove all the ‘internal’ and negative commentary you have of yourself.
  • Workout on a daily basis.  It doesn’t have to be a strenuous workout, just something to keep the blood flowing.
  • Turn off your televisions – especially news networks as they mostly air negative stories and provide mindless information in order to keep you distracted.
  • Eat a more plant-based diet.  Processed foods and additives are not good for the body and soul.
  • If you love animals (as I do) – Visit an animal shelter and make a contribution for all the good work they do.
  • Be more compassionate and less judgmental, especially regarding people you don’t know.
  • Have empathy for others – you don’t know their story or what they are going through.
  • The more love you put out into the universe allows you to receive more love in return.

Remember – there is something that is bigger than all of us and allow that thought to provide you with perspective on what is important.  It is important to understand that we all need love, compassion and empathy.  When we are connected with Source, we are connected to the energy that provided life on the planet and within the universe.

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Together, we can make the world a more positive one!