Or I could feed all of that frustrated energy into brainstorming my latest novel idea.
I have a saying: it’s important to be at your best when the world is at it’s worst. These days, times, and seasons happen. The key to breaking free of the spiral of negative energy is how you choose to use it and project back out into the universe.
I had a conversation with somebody yesterday who was sick, frustrated, and depressed. The entire conversation turned on one question: she asked how you keep from getting depressed when you aren’t sure if you can get over what’s happened to you. I didn’t even have to think. “Because if I’m depressed then the devil has won, and pissing him off is a great first step at rejecting any discouragement creeping up on me.”
It sounds easy, but it isn’t. It’s usually a mental process that clicks through realizations before you see the spiral and put a halt to it. Sometimes, as was the case yesterday, somebody needs to speak up and throw a wrench in it. I continued my conversation by telling them that it isn’t about “getting over it.” We all have problems. The key is moving forward. Discouragement keeps you from doing this by projecting complacency back into the universe, which sticks you in a feedback loop. “You need to make it clear that you want better so people know that you aren’t settling for your suffering. That’s the catalyst to bring the healing and inspiration you seek.”
Other times, it takes an insight. The conversation held up a mirror to dealing with my own frustrations, and I was pondering how to effectively manage my reality while I was doing yoga. By the end of that 30 minute session, I was surprised to have inspiration: don’t get mad, get inspired. Project your personal on a larger scale, and get a vision for where you think it will lead if it continues. For example:
- What if humanity becomes so complacent that they become codependent on Artificial Intelligence to do what they can’t or don’t want to do?
- What if our co-dependence leads to the evolution of AI, and it exploits this truth?
- How would the world change, from a personal level to the “big picture,” if we rebuilt the world using AI, and it changed the parameters of logic and morality?
- Would we fight back? Or would we be so complacent that we would accept our fate of extinction to our own creation?
That was awful, which means it’s time for me to stop. I hope that this week’s musings have inspired you to turn your energy to creating good things in your life, whether it’s health, healing, progress, abundance, prosperity, or even simply writing the book I’d like to read, but can’t find out there so darn it, I’ll do it myself.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great week.