It is impossible to ignore the current state of our world. We truly live in the emotional dark ages. But don’t let that prevent you from thriving in a world that is actually rich with abundance.
Be aware of how things are, but don’t let that hypnotize you
See the suffering of people on Earth. There is no need to look away, but don’t let that get you down. These are just challenges that humanity will overcome with time. And there will ALWAYS be more challenges. Whether you look for good things or bad things, you will find your search successful. When things are good, feel free to appreciate them. When things are looking bleak, use this as an opportunity to help someone.
Remember that positivity is the only way to make it better
Yeah, a minor few people will hate you for being happy, but I’m sure they’ll find an excuse to hate unhappy people, too. Don’t allow cynicism to trick you into thinking it helps with anything.
“I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what the thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”-Conan O’Brien
Understand why the culprits do it — and how you are no different
You feel greed all the time. You feel jealousy, anger, and fear. Because you are a human.
We all feel it, but some people react differently to these emotions. Most people are just a big bundle of reflexes. They react before they can even think about it. These people are probably just one degree of difference from you.
They do it because they are afraid. They fear that there isn’t enough for them. They fear that no one will really love them unless they have power. They are children that have taken the wheel, but don’t know how to drive.
Forgive them, but not because they deserve it. Forgive people because you deserve the peace of not caring about it at all.
When you see the corruption of someone, see the ways that your inner mind is similar. Use this only as a way to figure out how you can help other people. Seeing the fire within you will show you the type of water needed to extinguish it, and by extension, also showing you how to cure the same mental illness that plagues other people too.
Have faith that things are improving
A lot of people think 2016 was somehow the worst year ever, but it’s simply not true. Don’t fall for the hysteria that the media loves to show you.
In 2016, we improved treatment for countless diseases, solar power reached a new high, crime rates went down, suicide rates decreased, animals no longer endangered — that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The human world may have never been a more peaceful time.
Oh yeah, and remember that frightening ebola thing we were all afraid of? Basically cured.
The worst level just keeps getting better too. Look at the dumbest people today. Depressing? think about the dumbest people 50 years ago. They were magnitudes worse. Even the lowest levels are getting better.
Make no action.
I know it sounds counterproductive, but trying to control everything is even more counterproductive. Fighting against war is still war. Living in peace is still peace.
Bamboo is strong, but only because it bends with the wind.
Ever feel powerless against these great forces? it’s because you are. But the good news is that we are all powerless against the force of increasing awareness, education, and abundance. It’s much more powerful, too. Negative mindsets are so self-defeating, they are destined to never last.
Peace is on its way to us, whether we want it to or not. Sit back, be patient, and watch that shit unfold. Trust.
Don’t fear the dips
We sink into hard times, but the trend is still up. Some say we are living in a dip right now.
Okay, maybe a lot of people say that.
But the dips of today are still far better than the dips of yesterday. I am thankful for that. A few corrupted people may have tanked the economy. But we are all learning for the better. And I’m not so poor that I have to line up just to get a slice of bread.
Remember that these corrupt people are going to die.
Okay, a little macabre. But there’s no need to try to speed up the process! The natural cycle of life is doing it all on it’s own, and it can be a blessing, honestly. Each younger generation wants nothing to do with war. They don’t want destruction. That just doesn’t look good on their Pinterest board. They want clean, renewable energy. They want safe sex, gender freedom, and cultural diversity.
Even in extreme examples, like everyone’s favorite hate group, the Westboro Baptist Church, it’s no different. The foaming, bloodthirsty parents take their children to the protests, but the tenacity in their children is just not the same. You’ve heard it before — you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.
Yeah Mom, I know that hating everything is helping our situation so much, but can I please just enjoy my life of Instagram photos and sparkly smoothies with my friends like a normal teenager?
Even if you think the next generations are a steady cascade of memes and autistic screeching (no argument there), they are in fact becoming smarter and more connected with each year. Racism, homophobia, and prejudice are quickly becoming a thing of the past. We can all glimpse into the lives of people that are happy, free, and loving — and it’s tempting to want that lifestyle instead.
You cant change the corrupted people. But they are disappearing, and the next generation will want nothing of the old ways.
Remember that abundance is infinite.
There is more than enough for everyone. There is more abundance than you could ever dream of. Possibilities are endless. Human ingenuity is limitless. A century ago, you may have scoffed at the idea of everyone having their own bed, toilet, or phone. Even food and clean water were scarcities.
You will never run out of resources (we always find a way).
You will never run out of opportunities.
You will never run out of peaceful moments.
You will never run out of people who can help you.
You will never run out of people that love you. (Believe it or not, there will always be more)
There are already millions of kilometers of peace on Earth.
You could often walk thousands of miles in any direction and find no conflict… just endless moments of absolutely nothing.
Where’s all that calamity we are constantly worried about?
People are dancing together right now. People are enjoying meals together, or enjoying a moment of stillness alone. People are relaxing on a fishing trip. People are partying and celebrating. People are coming to peace with their deepest discomforts.
No one talks about that. No one reports it. But it still happens.
And it’s incredible. Life IS good. Amazing things are happening. Each breath of air you get to have is a miracle.
So don’t fall for the panic.
Keep doing you.
You are a good person. You are the future. You know that what you do is beneficial to the world.