Tuesday, September 6, 2011

People experience contextually...

People experience contextually. If you are living in a negative state of concsciousness, that's what you will see in events and others...

The state of your life reflects the state of your mind. If you live in a state of frustration, that's what you will experience in others. If you think those in power are inherently evil, then that is how you will see events, how things will appear through your lens. You're actually experiencing fear and anger when you say, "They're all a bunch of crooks, the whole lot of them!" Anger and fear are negative states of Consciousness. Were you residing at Courage, the beginning of positive Conscious levels, you would see the world differently, not as a victim. You'd say instead, "We can make a difference, I can make a difference!"

All around you, you hear, "Life sucks and then you die," or "Nothin' ever gets better does it," or "The bread always lands butter side down." There is a whole set of similar sayings under the umbrella Murphy's Law. Why is it that we feel more comfortable repeating negative sayings than positive ones? How is it we have developed a system of casual interaction where we are feel a negative comment is more likely to be well received than a positive one? When we are asked, "How you doin'?" why do we feel, "Well I'm sure I can find something to complain about," is appropriate, but an upbeat, simple response "Great! Life is awesome, isn't it!" is somehow acting like you're better than everybody and rubbing it in?

This is a serious state of affairs we have allowed to develop. It says volumes about our culture, that we are more comfortable, and that we fully expect a better reception from a negative comment than a positive one. Commiseration has become the norm. This presents a problem in that it reinforces negative levels of Consciousness. Simply agreeing with it, going along in an attempt to get along, brings YOU down to that level...

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Read that again please, YOU are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So, if you want to live a positive existence, surround yourself with positive people. You can't see other people and events positively if you are living in a negative state of Consciousness, so you must raise your level of Consciousness if you are to experience things from that place. Surrounding yourself with people who are at those positive levels will raise yours because their positive reactions will effect your outlook. And as your level of Consciousness rises, you will BEgin to positively effect those coming from a negative place.

When I ask my son, "How's it going?" he always responds with, "I'm living the dream!" This never fails to elicit a smile from me. I've BEgun to adopt it for myself. When given the choice to play it safe and be well-received through acknowledging a negative attitude, and so reinforcing the negative, or to possibly lift the spirit of someone through responding from the Consciousness level of Courage, I choose to follow my son's example.

Today, when you get into an elevator, or approach a gathering around the water cooler, prepare yourself in advance. Get ready for the inevitable questions, and tell them you're LIVING THE DREAM!


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