Really?

I hear this so much lately. There are really some horrible things happening now. Gun violence in America seems out of control with every news outlet reporting more shootings every day!

But is it really the worst of time?  The one way to find out is to Google it, of course!  So I did.

It turns out that we are actually in a bit of a calm spot comparatively!
Wolrd at its worst

Of course I picked out one comment to represent what I have found but you can do the same. I think when I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s that there was a lot going on. I remember race riots in downtown Minneapolis. I remember the nightly toll of the Vietnam war.

So why all the trauma with everyone now? Why is everyone anxious and afraid now?

My #1 guess is “what you think about you bring about”!  Combine that idea with access to 24 hour news and you will find yourself pouring fear and danger into your mind all day then wonder why the world seems out of control!

As a rehabilitated “news junkie” I can tell you that it is captivating to see all the gory details minute by minute. I would switch from CNN to MSNBC and then a bit of Fox to get the counterpoint! But did that help anyone? Not really, but it sure hurt me!  Chocolate candy tastes good but you don’t want to eat it all day!

Ask yourself what that is doing for you. If you wanted to try and play a new song on the piano do you think it would help you to say “I will never be able to do this” about 50 times before you start?

I think it would be better to say “I can do this and it is easy” about fifty times if I wanted to give myself the best chance of success.

So why does it make sense to get up in the morning and pour in horror, grief, suffering, and pain into your mind then run off to work with “have a good day!”.

Wallace Wattles says in his book, The Science of Getting Rich, that if you think about inferior things you become inferior. If you think about great things, you become great.

What you think about you bring about!  What I practice is what I learned from Wayne Dyer and John Boggs. I start my day by watching this video which is also bookmarked on my YouTube channel.

It is a story of gratitude. It will set you up for a great day.
After watching this, you can truly have a GREAT DAY!
Love and caring,
– Laura