Negativity and Staying Centered

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

We aren’t the only ones who go through hard times, and everyone has their struggles in life. We’re all trying to get by in this crazy world, and it helps to detach from any stress or pressure we’ve put on ourselves or the people in our lives.

Things get easier when we realize that everyone’s doing their best from their level of consciousness, and even people we think are ‘negative’ are trying their best to get through life with the greatest degree of happiness and wholeness they can attain.

It’s understandable to feel like this world should live up to the standards we strive to live up to. It’s easy to convince ourselves we should be treated a certain way by others, but we’re bound to be unhappy if we follow this mindset.

As hard as it can be, decreasing our mind-driven attachment to the world will help us flow with everything we experience – the good and the bad. It’ll be easier to forgive those we think have hurt us, and in return, it’ll be easier to be forgiven by others for anything we’ve done that’s hurt them.

Nobody’s perfect, and we all make mistakes and descend into negativity at times. It’s as inevitable as death and taxes, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid it. We can choose how we respond to these situations, however, and it helps to respond with centeredness and detachment.

It’s safe to say that most of the conscious community strives for peace and harmony, and we’re the key to achieving it. We’re the key to our own happiness and the happiness of others, and we can make life better for everyone by embracing peace and centeredness when we could easily embrace conflict.

Conflict satisfies the aspect of our consciousness that craves stimulation, and the ego’s stimulated when we fight and bicker. It’s stimulated even more if we let the bickering get us down, because it’s fed a steady diet of destructive yet comfortable thoughts and feelings.

Depression can be a strange thing, but I’ve only experienced it lightly and for short periods of time. I haven’t had anywhere near the experience some people have had with it, but I’ve noticed that it’s like a cozy blanket of negativity that’s hard to want to escape from.

It’s not really enjoyable, but it’s not a space one wants to leave once they get there. It possesses a strange comfort that could cause us to stay in its negativity if we aren’t careful, and as long as we don’t take ourselves there in the first place, we won’t have to worry about wanting to stay.

Nobody wants to be depressed, but like a bad habit, it sticks to our consciousness once we open our doors to it. If we let negativity in, it basically tests its limits within us. It pushes and pushes to reach deeper parts of our mind and affect us more heavily, and it uses any thought, scenario or circumstance to achieve its goal.

The whole thing becomes easier when we see that negativity lives within and can be transcended, but the process isn’t always simple at first. Realizing that it originates in our consciousness will help us climb out of it, but the climb can be steep in the beginning.

This is why I recommend refusing to leave our center in the first place, but it isn’t always easy either. It requires full-on mastery and the ability not to embrace negativity even when we’re heavily confronted by it, which can be incredibly challenging.

When we’re in the presence of an upset loved one, it’s easy to embrace their negativity – especially if they’re upset about something we did. When someone we care about is mad at us (or when we’re mad at them), it’s easy to adopt victimhood or convince ourselves we’re the righteous ones in the situation and they’re guilty.

It’s what most people do when they fight with someone, and it’s all an illusion. It’s all a self-created thought form that we’ve allowed to grow too big, and we can transcend it instead of feeding it and causing even more havoc and chaos.

If we want the world to change, we’ll have to change within. There’s no avoiding it, and it’s been said hundreds of times by various spiritual teachers and seekers. It’s easier said than done, but after a little practice, it becomes second nature.

We just have to get over the first few humps, and we can do it if we’re willing and dedicated enough. With how great peace, love and practicing our creativity is, we have no more reason to willingly descend into destructive negativity – even if a justifiable reason presents itself.

We create our own hell when we do, and likewise, we create and sustain heaven when we can sustain peace within. (1)

We’ll meet plenty of obstacles along the way, especially in the beginning, but if we stay rooted in love and connected with Source, the consistent embodiment of joy, selflessness and everything else that permanently raises our vibration will be a breeze.

Negativity keeps us from finding a higher vibration, but it’s necessary in the sense that it helps us learn and grow from the mistakes we make when we embody it. Most of us have learned enough from our mistakes that we’re ready to depart negativity and see what greater lessons peace and love have to offer, but we won’t get very far if we don’t stay willing.

We can all be a part of the legion of seekers who’ve thrown off the shackles of negativity, but we’ll have to continuously embrace centeredness and call on our innate Christ consciousness. It’s only as difficult as we let it be, and it gets easier when we see that love’s our true nature and depression’s a very convincing illusion that vies for our attention.

Footnotes:

  1. This thought is loosely based off of Rumi’s advice that nobody’s responsible for our inner state and “we’re our heaven and our hell too”.

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I’m a twenty-one year old writer, musician and blogger, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.

The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, articles I’ve written, and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material about the fall of the planetary elite and a new paradigm of unity and spirituality.

I can also be found on Facebook (Wes Annac and The Culture of Awareness) and Twitter.

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