Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tearing Others Down to Uplift Others

Though none of us will want to admit it, I’m sure we’ve all done a version of this at some time or another. I have been a part of groups or settings where someone will take it upon themselves, to literally bash the hell (yeah I went there) out of someone else who’s the complete opposite of them, in order to feel better about where they are… but does this actually work? Seriously, I’ve seen overweight people bash skinny people and vice versa, I’ve seen men bash women and vice versa, I’ve seen dark skinned people bash light skinned people and guess what… vice versa. In all honestly I really want to know who this actually benefits?

When you look at someone else who’s different from you just for the sake of finding flaws, what is the reason? Is it because we just don’t like them or is it because we are so insecure within ourselves that we have to look for flaws with in other groups of people in order to make ourselves feel better… only to find that it doesn’t really make us feel better? No matter how many flaws you find in someone else, the things we don’t like about ourselves still exist, throbbing like an angry sore thumb in the midst of our existence. In finding negative things about someone else we activate a vibration of negativity and we begin to focus on things we don’t want. When we make note of someone else’s weight we pay attention to our own weight, when we pay attention to someone else’s gender it bring notice to our own and the same goes with complexion issues. When we notice something in someone else, it pulls our attention to that subject within ourselves, which usually doesn’t do us any favors.

When we pay someone an honest compliment, we activate a good feeling vibration within ourselves and it shows. In paying attention to the positives in someone else, we are more likely to pay attention to positive things within ourselves. When we are happy with ourselves there is no need to bring someone else down. We are shining with the light of our inner beings and exuding love energy all around. What could be more beautiful and uplifting than that?


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quote of the Week

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles R. Swindoll

This is just plain fabulous! There are so many opportunities, so many of us pass on every single day, because we, for some reason, believe we’re not capable of doing them. Well guess what! According to Abraham-Hicks, “A belief is only a thought you keep thinking.” Say what? It means that if I think a thought, over and over again until I have embodied that thought it is now my belief.

So many times we see something that intimidates us or seems like it’s way beyond the scope of what we can do and we don’t even try. We’ve given up before we’ve even had the opportunity to start. But what if, when we ran into these seemingly overwhelming situations, we could work to train our thoughts into a more productive belief. What if instead of saying, “I could never do that.” We said, “Well it couldn’t hurt to give that a try?” It doesn’t seem like much now, but the energy of putting forth the effort is much different than the energy of being defeated.

In my own life, the opportunities that seemed so great, so vast, so intimidating have been the most rewarding. Just making the decision to try is empowering and then to actively take on said challenges can be life altering. You think I’m overselling it? Try it for yourself and see how you feel.