Many of my friends are passionate about a variety of challenges and issues considered to be hot topics in the dialogue of the day.
I applaud their passion. I often agree with their points of view. They have the best interests of the country, the earth, and humankind forever on their minds.
More often than not, any given e-mail, blog post, comment, telephone call, or dinner conversation will include a rather long list of the nation’s ills, the world’s ills, endless lists of what corporate America, the government, one political party or another, the President, big box stores, etc. etc. are doing wrong. I hear longer lists of problems, ills, and wrongs than proactive, positive solutions.
I find these discussions painful and become tongue tied because I am firmly convinced that whether one is worried about terrorism or global warming or health care or poverty or immigration, those who can do nothing but state and re-state the problems are making the problems worse.
While watching the movie “The Secret,” I heard my favorite proverb: What you resist, persists. That’s similar to Seth’s comment in one of the Jane Roberts books: Fear of robbers only brings robbers. Regardless of the fear involved, we hear this viewpoint echoed forcefully by “Abraham” (via Esther Hicks).
Last week as I was pondering the value and potential influence of “The Secret,” I wondered if the philosophy in the book/film would rub off–or at least be noticed–by those who habitually make lists of the world’s issues.
Many people would like to know why it’s so difficult to fix things or change things. I want to say: you are thinking and focusing on the negative 24/7. By doing so, you are adding strength to it and ensuring that it (global warming, poverty, health care ills, war) never goes away.