Dissolution of the illusion

I tire of the jealous, selfish anger that seeps through the world today.  Positivity seems to have vanished without a trace.  When it does appear in a person, some other soul decides to come along and take it upon themselves to quash it.   The initiator of the positivity slinks away, feeling void, as if nothing that they ever accomplish will ever be good enough for anyone.  Their once positive outlook is now shoved away in some deep dark hole, where it will remain inanimate and dead.

Why do we do this to each other?  Why do we destroy this happiness and creativity in others?  Is it jealousy?  Anger?  Hate?  I tend to lean towards the jealousy aspect.  And it is more sinister than being jealous of another person’s creation, but it is jealousy of another person’s positivity.  Positivity is a very difficult thing to generate and maintain.  A person has to be wholly into the creation of positivity to make is real.  If at one step along the creation of positivity there is a negative thought or aspect, the creation will come to a crashing halt.  The positivity will only be a fleeting memory.  Humans today nonchalantly allow that negative aspect to creep in and immediately take over.  Positivity will instantly turn negative if allowed.  So much work has to be applied to pull the positivity from the negative. 

Here is where the jealousy comes into play.  Humans have become too lazy to turn that negativity.  They just let it be, and allow their creation to die a dismal death.  As they see others rejoicing in their positivity, jealousy grows from the fact that those who are full of negativity are not motivated enough to fight for their own positivity.  They then set out to destroy the positivity of others.  It is the age-old thought of “If I cannot have it, then no one can have it”.  In this act, the negativity is allowed free rein to consume.

In order to allow a creation of positivity to live, one must never lose focus and keep a strong bond with the creation.  Never allow anyone or anything to deter you from the goal.  Fight negativity when she rears her ugly head.  Your creation is yours and in order to be whole and happy, it must be seen through until the end.   When a person becomes at one with their positivity, no effort is involved to repel the negativity.  Fighting, pain, or sorrow will no longer exist.  The world will become a brighter, more serene habitat in which to thrive.  If we would all take this to heart, the negativity that is the dark cloud above our heads will dissolve and the sun will continually shine upon us. 

Keep Your Thoughts Positive

Thoughts Become Your Words

Keep Your Words Positive

Words Become Your Behaviors

Keep Your Behaviors Positive

Behaviors Become Your Habits

Keep Your Habits Positive

Habits Become Your Values

Keep Your Values Positive

Values Become Your Destiny

– Gandhi

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Sounds of the Pavement

There is nothing more irritating in the world to be sitting at my desk, hard at work, momentarily glancing out the window, and seeing a cyclist ride past.  Meanwhile, my bikes hang from the wall behind me, begging to be ridden.  I anxiously watch the clock, waiting for 5:00 pm to roll around so that I can gear up and hit the pavement.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore my job because it entails a lot of writing (technical writing, that is!).  But it has been a long winter, and up to this point my bike riding plans have been thwarted on every warm Spring day.  So, when I see this gentleman ride his bike past my house every Wednesday at 2:30 pm on-the-dot, I resist the urge to open my window and yell at him to find a different route because he is distracting me.

The sounds of the pavement and breeze blowing past my ears are all that I want to hear.  The feel of the heart pounding in my chest, forcing blood to course though my veins.  Blood absorbs oxygen from my lungs, and distributes it to the rest of the body in an attempt to replenish, to revive hard working muscles.  I focus my thoughts on my muscles that are a powerhouse of energy, carrying my body over hills and through valleys.  The burn of the fibers within my muscles intensifies as I reach my Lactic Threshold.  The annoying dull pain sends a notice to my brain to not push hard for too much longer.  Just relax and enjoy being enveloped by nature.  See the birds fly overhead, smell the fresh cut grass, and feel the warmth of the sun.  This is why I ride, to get lost in a world of wonderment that is before my eyes every day.  Cycling pulls me away from daily life and allows me to experience the reason as to what keeps humans alive.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Ah, yes.  I am doing that one thing that I swore to every soul I would never do… start a blog.  Reason being, who really cares about what I am doing or have to say on a personal level?  So what am I doing here?  Well, over the past weekend I attended a writer’s conference and one presenter noted that blogs are a hot spot to get readers interested in an author’s writing.  Blogs give readers more insight on the writer and their writing style.  To say the least, my interest was immediately piqued.  Readers are not only interested on what writer’s have to say on a professional level, but a personal level as well.

Here I go, down the rabbit hole, falling, flailing, and hitting every bump along the way.  Dear lord, where is this going to lead… ?  Hopefully the adventure will not be too scary, but being obsessed with the macabre and the “other side”, I will make no promises.

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