We rarely ever think of ourselves as the “bad guys.” It’s quite easy for us to find the fault in others, and often difficult to paint ourselves with a negative mark. This is where the saying, “ignorance is bliss” may hold true. Some have never even thought that they could be the culprits they themselves so harshly judge. I am here to tell you that you are a bad person (we all are), but not all the time! 🙂
There are many dangers associated with negative introspection. The obvious problem is that we may find ourselves focusing on only the negatives, and fail to realize that our imperfection is our way of life. We are all walking contradictions, and it is our duty to accept our weaknesses and focus on our strengths. It can be the cause of depression and suicidal thoughts, but we must accept that we make mistakes because we are human. This is great. We can learn from them!
The awareness factor is key as it all ties into the Law of Attraction that I wrote about in my previous post. Your reality is a byproduct of your thoughts. Let’s fight our human-nature of focusing on the negatives and focus on positive things. Try practicing gratitude every morning and/or night by wishing happiness for 3 people in your mind.
This is what I believe to be the issue with those who desire a constant stream of happiness. It is a paradoxical way of thinking. Happiness does not exist without sadness. It takes courage to expose oneself to things that may bring great sorrow or ecstatic happiness. The difficulty comes from relishing in these moments of happiness and sorrow. This means to be present and to let out the emotions as they come and not bottle them up for a disaster in the future.
“The word happiness would lose meaning if it were not balanced by sadness”