Every action that we take in life means something, no matter how small or big of an action it is, there is always a consequence. I would like to share with you today an analogy to help give you a proper understanding of what I mean by this. So find a comfy spot, relax and get ready to open your mind a little bit more today.
The Scale of Life
Imagine if you would that your life is represented by a scale, much like the one from Lady Justice. There are two sides to it and one side is labeled positive and the other side is labeled negative. Now, I want you to consider that for each action you take in life that you are adding sand to one of the sides of this scale.
The amount of sand that you place is dependent on the action itself and how important it is. You can place as small as one grain at a time for the simplest of actions or up to a handful for the most drastic actions that you take. The important thing to remember though, is that we are in a constant state of adding sand to our scales with every waking moment of our lives.
Now I ask you these questions. How do you want to see your scale loaded with sand? Do you want to live a positive or negative life? How would you feel if others could see your scale and where the sand was placed? If you are like the vast majority of people in this world, you will want you sand more on the positive side because we all want to live a positive life. We certainly would want others to see us as a good person too, right?
I personally have never come across anyone that didn’t want to lead a positive and happy life, have you? I am sure there are a few out there that may want to be on the negative side, but that is definitely a rarity. So if the overwhelming majority of us want to be happy and positive, why aren’t we?
Many of us are Lost
When I say lost I don’t mean literally like your lost in the woods or something, but more on a mentality and social level. I have seen a popular meme going around social media that state we were not born to work, pay taxes and die. Well, that meme is 100% correct. We were born for a lot more than that.
So how did we end up with so many of us lost? The answer to that unfortunately is probably vague at best or at least has so many different answers that it would be hard to go over them all without writing a book. That being said though I am sure I can touch on a few things here to help open up your mind.
One of the biggest reasons that many of us sleepwalk through our lives is that there is a shadowy element in our society that wants us to be that way. These are people that don’t mind sand going on the negative side of their scale and over the centuries these families of people have risen to great power. With the advent of radio and television, they were given a tremendous tool to easily influence our lives without us really knowing it.
It is through all of these devices and outlets that stereotypes and fears can be created. Whether we want to believe it or not, science clearly shows that just being aware of a stereotype will influence our actions and thus can end up causing us to put the grains of sand on the wrong side of the scale. Let’s look at an example:
In today’s “media” and TV you will see a lot about racism and how it is a major problem for our society. While in some cases it certainly is, it is not the problem that it used to be, matter of fact it is far from it. Think back to what life was like for minorities back in the 40s or 50s, there you would find real racism.
In my 40 years of existence on this planet, the little bit of true racism (like back in the day) I have seen has been very few and very far apart. People my age and even more so on a younger level just don’t understand it like the generations that came before them, living through times of segregation.
Now if I am having trouble seeing racism in my life and the lives of those around me, why is it that it is still a problem? That is because stereotypes are still being reinforced through the “media” and so forth and that in turn can make a non-racist person do something that certainly is.
You will note in the example above that I put “media” in quotations and that is because we do not have true media anymore. What we have is a propaganda machine that is supported by this shadowy element from behind the scenes.
Now even if you don’t believe in the shadowy element, you still have to admit that the News and Entertainment industries have spiraled out of control at the least. News always wants to focus on the most negative aspects of our lives, which in turn makes us live in fear of what could happen to us. While the Entertainment industry is so tied up in sexuality and vulgar behaviors, that it can be very hard to even watch regular TV shows anymore.
Regardless of exactly how this has all come about, what has happened is that we have fallen into a trap where we are “asleep” and doing what we need to do to get by. When we are just focusing on getting by, it makes it hard to be happy and to be living with abundance. It is time to change our focus and…
Time to Wake Up
So you might be thinking, “How do I Wake up?” Well my friend, just being here on this site is a great first step! The fact that you are exploring the world around you and seeking information to help you in life is a positive step in the right direction. That being said though, let’s take a look at some items that can help you to continue on this journey.
Mindfulness – This is a hugely important item when it comes to waking up to the world around you as it means to pay attention to all of the little things going on around you. It also means seeing the bigger picture with those items too, such as understanding why people do certain things. This helps to alleviate pressure on you and helps keep you from just using quick “preprogrammed” reactions that are easily influenced stereotypes.
Meditation – This practice helps to soothe your soul and brings you to center yourself. The main thing to do is to focus on your breathing during this exercise, but there are many ways to meditate and I would highly recommend to research into the subject and find what feels right for you. I know that personally this has been a huge boon for me and has certainly helped me to expand my mind and wake up to many more things in life.
Love & Forgiveness – I have written on this subject here a few times already and I am sure I will more down the road. The reason for that is that these are extremely important items in helping us move to a more positive and awake world. Love is the answer to all of our problems and concerns and I would ask you to meditate on them with Love and I think you will be amazed by what happens. Forgiveness of oneself and others is also vitally important as it breaks the vicious cycles that we have fallen into.
Share Your Perspective
Before you go I would like to ask you to share your perspective with us on these items. What is working for you in your life? What exercises have you found helpful? What books, websites, or social items have you found to be useful in your journey?
By sharing this you are making a difference in the world. If something worked for you then by all means it can work for someone else too! So why not share it to the world and help someone else find peace like you have. Just leave it in the comment section below!
Lastly, I would also like to recommend some other articles that I have written and shared here that will coincide with this article quite nicely. Please check out:
- Love is the Answer, Forgiveness is the Key
- Why Should You THINK Before You Speak
- How Stereotypes Affect Our Subliminal Perception
- Mindfulness – Why it is Important
- Forgiveness as a Way of Life
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James W D