Staying Positive Despite Negativity Around You

We have an innate right to be happy, yet it seems that negativity is the primary way of the world. Here are some suggestions for remaining positive regardless of others or your surroundings:

1. Choose to live without judgment, and just appreciate people for who they are or what they choose. It’s not easy, but you can, through determination, get better and better at letting go of the hold that judgment has over you.

2. Remember that all people are doing the best that they can within their level of awareness.

When we aim to understand someone else’s life or story, we bring about a new illuminating perspective. We can grasp, in real terms, the concept that all people are doing the best they can within their level of awareness. One’s level of awareness is the lens of perspective based on one’s personal separation from reliable, unconditionally loving sources. Perhaps we were neglected, abused, or ignored. Maybe we just grew up in an environment (family, education, religion, geography) which was not connected to universal wisdom and, subsequently, propagated misbeliefs.

3. To stay above the fray, honor your body. Each body has a unique set of optimal patterns, foods, focuses, and exercise regimens, in addition to distinct likes and aversions. As much as you may educate yourself about nutrition, exercise, as well as medications and other substances, how your choices affect your body can only be determined by you. And whether you listen or not, your body is always attempting to direct you to a regimen that allows for your good health and vibrancy.

When you ignore patterns that are best for your body, you will likely feel more negative. Once healthy habits are formed, a large measure of negative perceptions dissolve.

4. Pay attention to your focus. Where, and with whom, are you spending your time? What is surrounding you? If you would like to free yourself of negativity, free yourself of negative exposure. You’re probably thinking, “that’s easier said than done.” And then the thinking may go to …