When you light a candle, the dark recedes. Light and darkness cannot exist together. If you don’t like the darkness showing up in the world, get busy brightening your light.
You cannot think negative thoughts with a smile on your face. It is impossible to think a hostile thought and a friendly thought at the same time. Light and darkness cannot exist together, and that makes it simple to make the changes we need and want to see in the world today. We simply shift our gaze from the dark to the light – not to ignore the darkness, but to empower the positive to become stronger.
What are you focusing on?
Each time I start to despair over something going on in the world, I can find a real-life example of someone making a profound difference by a positive action they’re taking. I shift my attention to what is working and I immediately feel encouraged and hopeful, simply because I focused on what’s making a positive impact rather than what’s causing harm.
Your power lies in controlling your focus every moment
Notice what you’re focusing on, what you’re thinking about the most. If you feel less than joyous and serene, shift your gaze. Shift your focus. Look for and find the positive, the good, the successes in our world and simply be aware of how you feel when you look at the positive.
Stop now and notice how you feel in this moment. Are you tense discouraged, upset, angry? Now close your eyes and take a slow, deep-to-your-core breath and slowly and mindfully release it.
Notice how your body has let go and relaxed. All you have done it to take a slow, deep breath and stepped inside yourself for a moment.
Take another deep breath and let go even more.
You have the power to shift how you feel in any given moment
You can make this profound inner shift from negative to positive any time you choose. Simply shift your focus toward the positive, and feel its effect.
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