So, a friend made a valid observation in a comment thread. Based on what I was sharing, how I’ve been talking, he said that it looked like I was wearing rose colored glasses. He said it seemed like I was living in a glass house of non-reality. Others have pointed out that I seemed to have reached some kind of enlightenment. Basically it appeared that I was living in my own world and not seeing the world as it’s whole. This is a valid concern, if I were completely ignoring every bad thing in the world, in my life, then I would only be setting myself up for devastation when something bad happened that I could not ignore.
I do not ignore all the bad things that happen. Honestly we cannot truly appreciate good things without the bad. If everything was good we could not KNOW it was good, it would just be . Because of hard times, negative things, we can fully experience the good and positive things that happen in our lives and in the world around us.
What I have been doing, however, is not FOCUSING on them. I accept they happen. I learn what I can from them, and move on. I do not live in the negativity. I do not feel the need to share it with everyone around me. Doing so would only breed more negative, it would act like a homing beacon to bring more down upon me. It wouldn’t feel good. Why would I want that? Why does anyone want that?
Instead, I focus on the good, the positive. Thinking this way opens the door for more positivity to come into my life. This feels great. I am choosing to focus on what I want out of life. Do I want to feel bad, be depressed or be angry? No. I want to feel good, be happy, and I want to see the beauty in this world. When I focus on this, I can appreciate the little things in life, the passing moments of joy, the beauty in everything around me. I am not taking anything for granted.