There is alot going on in the world today. I stay informed of the news and current headlines, but don’t saturate myself in it. Unfortunately with today’s mainstream media, most of the focus of events is negative and very fear based. More often than I would like, I see postings on social media about today’s troubles, feeding into this fear based propaganda, which creates more fear, anxiety, and negativity. It is a never ending cycle of recycling fear.
This is one of the reasons I am very selective with the news I watch and how often I expose myself to it. Not to say I stick my head in the sand and am ignorant to what is happening around me, but I choose what to focus on and where to put my energy in response to it. I have had some people challenge me that I may be living in a bubble. And maybe that is what they see from their perspective, but I see it as a choice as to what I will allow into my mind space. What we focus on is what we get and I want more positivity and optimism in my life.
Optimism is defined as the hopefulness and confidence about the future or successful outcome of something. We live in a society where unfortunately, many individuals are losing hope. They are overwhelmed by some of the truly unfortunate and awful things that do happen and do not see the opportunity for change. And they are scared, many of them terribly scared, and feed off of the connection with others that are experiencing these same fears.
But life is FULL of so many good things and good people. Our focus is just off and we fail to see this. I feel joy when I see the consideration of others in everyday settings and individuals who I have never met that use social media as their platform to spread love and hope. Without optimism, what would we have? It is not a life that I want to live, that is for sure. I appreciate my bubble of positivity, empowerment, and hope, because these are the intentions that catapult me to creating and sharing my message so that I can inspire others find their passion and purpose within themselves. This is why optimism is so important; it is the spark of hope that creates that fire of faith. This week, focus on the in10tion of optimism, of being hopeful and confident that good things are on their way.
Here’s to an optimistic and amazing week. Love filled in10tions to you!