One thing that I believe is absolutely true, and that is that we all are completely at the center of our world where we have the power to choose to be inspired — or not. It’s our choice. So if we have a choice in the matter — and we do — we might as well choose inspiration. If nothing else, it’s a lot more fun than the alternative.
That said, we also need support along the journey of creating a perpetually inspired life.
I was talking in conversation with two colleagues of mine who actually work in different but potentially complementary industries. We were brainstorming over lunch how we might help one another prosper in our businesses. We were commenting about the news and the media in general and how if we were to believe the spin newscasters and others put on our world, we’d be walking around all day long in complete fear. Almost at the same time, one of my friends and I asked "Is anyone talking about what’s right in the world?"
I believe we are all collectively responsible for what is created and perpetuated in the world. What we focus on expands. Wouldn’t you desire to collectively create only good? Much good exists, more than we can imagine. It’s all in how you spin it. The key is to flow only pure positive energy.
I submit that listening to the news does not support us in that effort.So, I invite you to do an experiment. For the next 30 days, commit to no news — No news from TV, radio, the Web, the newspaper. After your no-news diet, on the 31st day try to listen passively to the headlines. I think you’ll agree that choosing to be inspired is all in the spin — and all in the support (or lack thereof) of the environment you select for yourself.
So, choose to spin wisely.