Reading the many posts in social media has motivated me to do some soul searching. Are we as Americans really headed to the abyss? Naysayers or fear mongers would have us believe it so..
I recently took a step back emotionally when I realized that what I was allowing myself to be exposed to was spinning me in unfamiliar territory.. that the information that charged me was not fully vetted and well grounded. I mean really, short of an actual earthquake in my hometown, is the information that moves us at that given moment worth the emotionally charged attention we give it?? Short answer, NO!
Now, let’s be clear, we should be well informed to aid in our day to day decisions, yes, we should. However, all this that I’ve noticed from some friends and others as posts of ‘findings’ from – opinionated data gathering individuals and organizations – has little to do with a persons ‘perceived’ quality of life.
Why perceived? Abe Lincoln was quoted as saying; “A person is as happy as they make their mind up to be” Or, something like that.
Fact of the matter is, you have a limited amount of life’s energy. Giving attention to something, good or bad, is giving life to it. This is repeated every time you pull in a past memory to your present moment. And Boy we have many examples proving that!
I have friends that constantly ‘discuss’ a topic that obviously they are passionate about all the while ready to share in hopes to get confirmation of their charged feels.. sometimes leading to a heated discussion. Yes, we each have a beast that hungers for attention, that beast takes the form of an EGO of confirmation… or just being RIGHT. We all know of this one! But to what end is this ‘must shared’ emotional find? Could it be tied to your identity?
Here is the thing, if you practice to take a pause the moment when you feel the surge of this likely ‘being right’ emotion, you will begin to realize, the emotion is not really you….
The Real You is one that is always seeking happiness! “Your Soul is searching the True you.. when it does, you are smiling, free of fear, regret and being right!” 🙂 RAW Thoughts..