This harsh reality in a harsh universe...

It's true.  This universe has harsh elements that are gruesomely deadly to humans.  The negativity is real.  As was said sometime, somewhere by someone, "Be afraid, be very afraid."

We pop out into surprising diverse realities.  We are struck with challenging circumstances and we are fed, second by second, the  horrors happening with others of our kind.  What we see, what we experience and what we hear proves that we live in an unkind and uncaring reality.

If you are sensitively inclined, your experience is intensely negative since you have the added 'perk' of feeling it all.  Not only do you see and hear the horrors but in addition, you feel it. 

It's all well and good to realize and understand how negative this reality is but does it do us any good fearing it? fighting it? and focusing exclusively on the fact there is mega negativity?

How does this attitude contribute to our well being?

The less sensitive types become less sensitive as their fear of the negative hardens their inherited deficient empathetic propensities.  They become solely self serving fearful beings that in consequence create more negativity.   The result is an increase of the negativity that tortures and hurts human beings which include even their own hardened selves.  Their answer in dealing with the increased negativity?  No problem, they say, it's time for the tough to get tougher.

As I have come to describe it:  A cycle of futility on the way to destruction.

Humans who accept the negative as their guide, can only solve their problems with fearful negative ideas.  Without honouring the positive, exclusively driven by the negative, they instantly dismiss the consideration that a shift of focus is possible.  The positive that exists side by side with the negative no longer is real to them.  They worship the negative as a supreme omnipotence.

Making the shift is impossible for them.  They do not have the inclination towards vulnerability and therefore this shift choice is wholly for the more sensitive who do.

Letting go of the negative demands the courage of vulnerability not brawn.  The shadows in-between the negative and the positive is a corridor fret with fear.  The less sensitive cannot walk this corridor for they fear their helplessness.  They fear being naked without their negative armour.

This corridor can only be accessed by the one who gambles that holding on to the positive will produce the same forward as holding onto the negative creates.  I ask, if holding on to the negative begets more negative then isn't it logical that holding on to the positive will begat more positive?

The first step into the corridor is remembering that there is a positive  in this reality, no matter what the circumstances, there is always a positive underbelly to the negative however one must exercise faith to uncover it.

Deeper into the corridor there is a demand to consistently let go of the fears the negative instils and wait, alone,  in the darkness until the positive appears.  Oftentimes it takes a minute or two... 

The third step is to believe a positive will emerge from within the nothingness of waiting.

The fourth step is to keep repeating all three steps and keep going down the corridor until the positive dimension stabilizes consistently in your mind.

It is not easy to let go since one who chooses positivity is going against the tide of choice.  Why is it difficult to give up negativity?

It's programmed in our DNA to imagine the worst.  In our primitive years, we needed to consider that the rustle in the bushes was a tiger ... or we would be dinner.

Today, our realities continue filled with rustles but they mostly turn out to be bunny rabbits.

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Comments (32)

  1. TomasSISI

    Too true. The corridor is fraught with fear. Often the tiger or bunny rabbit in the rustle in the bushes may turn out to be a wolverine that is almost worse than the tiger, because he seems small and inconsequential at first.

    May 11, 2014
    1. greunie

      Yes wolverines do abound in this reality too… There is no denying that negativity is part of this reality.

      May 12, 2014
  2. hotmessmama

    Timely as always.

    May 11, 2014
    1. greunie

      Hey you!

      May 12, 2014
      1. hotmessmama

        Hello

        May 12, 2014
  3. firewalker

    A very deep write that ends with bunny rabbits

    May 11, 2014
    1. greunie

      Depth has a way of putting people to sleep. It was my way of checking if someone was awake. You were!

      May 12, 2014
  4. stevehayes13

    Bunny rabbits! You must be joking. Have you not been watching Ms Victoria Nuland? Bunny rabbits for the people of the Ukraine, indeed.

    May 11, 2014
    1. greunie

      Oh my dearest Steve, it is good to ‘see’ you. Did you understand my post to deny there is negativity? It’s interesting that the Dali Llama in speaking of his negative experience never suggested any negativity but rather referred to the Chinese as his friends. As it rolls out, the Chinese offered him a wonderful venue of advertisement that may not have occurred if it had not been for their negative actions. Because their actions, mindfulness and its practice spread further and faster due to the Dali’s exile. Negativity rules here because people are so afraid and need an inordinate level of power to feel safe. Putin is one of the small and fearful men here. Fear makes people dangerous.

      May 12, 2014
  5. wirelessguru1

    Yes, I AM indeed harsh!

    May 11, 2014
  6. tulakrystal

    In reference to negativity in the world, I sometimes wonder, do people not understand the idea of doing good for goodness sake? Nelson Mandela thought, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” I think he could be right. He seemed like a person who grew to have the kind of faith that you speak of in his life.

    May 12, 2014
    1. greunie

      Nelson Mandela is someone who, as you ‘say’, had the kind of faith referred to in this post and was a supreme living example! Exactly! Fear causes people to hate. And this reality is immersed in fear… but we can change this…

      May 12, 2014
      1. tulakrystal

        May 14, 2014
    2. wirelessguru1

      Earth is a negative planet.
      Cells are negative energy bio-engines (processors)…

      May 12, 2014
  7. yayuki

    Hm, I wonder possibly the best thing to do is to be aware of the negative but not let it dominate our thoughts. Ignoring the negative will not help since then it will simply throw you of course when it demands your attention all of a sudden. Positive thinking is the best, you simply focus on the good you want to see and live to your best efforts to act acordingly.

    May 12, 2014
    1. greunie

      I agree with your words. In my post, I did not say to ignore the negative but rather not to focus on the negative. Letting go of the negative and allowing the positive to emerge is different than ignoring the negative or holding on to the negative.

      May 12, 2014
      1. yayuki

        Yes I know, I didn’t get you wrong I was just thinking about people, well I think of people most of the time – possibly because I am part of the lot some time – and I observed that people often chose to embrace positive thoughts on account of loosing all touch with the existence of the negative – and I observed people who majorly chose to to embrace the negative and deny themselves the existence of positive influence

        May 12, 2014
        1. greunie

          I am part of people too, learning and changing every second. We are part of each other…

          May 13, 2014
          1. yayuki

            Yes we are and that is a good thing most of the time as we can learn from our mistakes and others…

            May 13, 2014
  8. GoldenPig2012

    Yes, being afraid serves a purpose, it makes us stop and think. Never moving forward because of fear, no, not a good thing. It takes courage, meaning to do something despite fear, to live this life. How each and every one of us do it is not up to the rest of us. I’m not scared of spiders, some are, for me to remove one from my home is nothing, for someone else………..it just might be the biggest thing in life. So, do what you do.

    May 12, 2014
    1. greunie

      May 13, 2014
  9. dincali

    i try to be positive generally, until some keeps fucking (pardon) with my mind! then i get sad, depressed and angry…very very angry…then i try my best to change my focus and on most days it words, on the other days….hmmm
    this is my life!
    sorry to dump on you…sigh
    i love your posts

    May 13, 2014
    1. greunie

      Yes, negativity gets passed around, doesn’t it?

      May 13, 2014
      1. dincali

        yes. i’m really trying tho

        May 13, 2014
        1. greunie

          I have no doubts you are doing your best.

          May 13, 2014
          1. dincali

            thank you

            May 13, 2014
  10. cliched

    When something tragic happens it should teach us to be wary and aware. But it usually teaches us to be fearful.

    May 14, 2014
    1. greunie

      In my thinking, fear does not serve us well but awareness does. There is a major difference between the two. Fear is an imaginary projection of a future possibility while awareness is alert attention. One can be aware without being fearful. When something tragic happens we can become paralyzed by the fear of negative projections of the future… I don’t see that as serving us well.

      May 14, 2014
      1. cliched

        Right. It doesn’t. I guess I was agreeing with you and musing about myself

        May 14, 2014
  11. greunie

    Thanks! How wonderful to be appreciated!

    May 12, 2014