If we focus on the negative, the negative will multiply and take over, and if we focus on positivity, the same will happen. What do you want to focus on?
Let’s take a moment for a brief note on that topic. In life, we need both positive and negative and all shades in between. Everything has value and purpose. It is our responsibility to actively engage within our lives and to gain understanding and meaning. Regardless, of your primary focus, the varied shades of positive and negative have meaning and value. Acceptance of all parts can bring us to a place of peace and greater understanding.
Both of us have a tendency to be irritated by different things, and we can become extremely bothered. Our irritations can take us away from our purpose and our calling. Imagine driving in your car, listening to your favorite song. There is a slight static noise in the background that you notice. You can decide to focus on that static, making it louder and louder. Or you can choose to focus on your favorite song. In this situation, there is a choice of focusing what brings positive emotions versus negative. Now think of this example, you can think about how you spilled coffee on your shirt before you got to work and how awful it is that you have a stain. Or you can think of how beautiful it was that your stain created a connection with a co-worker who had done the same. You can decide to find meaning and purpose behind an irritating situation event or you can allow that irritation to build, contributing a grumbly, bad day.
We make the choice on how to live our lives. Regardless of whether an event feels positively or negatively, it is our choice to step beyond our irritations and bothersome emotions and find the journey that the situation brings. Imagine waking up every day and greeting the day with a sense of curiosity and wonder, regardless of your human circumstance. You can choose to have your day be as positive or negative as you would like. You can choose to find the meaning in your days.