“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle
Daily Nugget of Gold 1215
When Negative Things Happen
In our last discussion about how The Law of Attraction can work against us by putting in place a mutual attraction between what we fear, or are angry about, or what we stress over lacking- we touched on how when negative things happen we should look back and examine our thoughts and pay particular attention to our moods beforehand. We wanted to expand a little on that discussion, for it’s in the mastery of our mood where the greatest payoff with The Law of Attraction lies.
It seems like almost every day something negative happens to us. Negative things can range from minor annoyances right up to including major, life-changing tragedies, although- for the most part- most of the negative stuff that happens is relatively benign, wouldn’t you agree? There is great benefit to be had in dealing with all of it with a positive mental attitude, but it’s far easier to master the little situations, for most people, than the big ones. Here are some things we can do to keep The Law of Attraction working in our favor when things go wrong.
See it as a learning moment. There’s a real blessing in negative events if we learn something important from them. What we learn might be as simple as what we need to do to avoid that thing from happening again- or it might be some sort of life lesson which has far more meaning to us than just that.
Examine the situation for hidden opportunities. Whenever we are faced with a challenge, there are almost always multiple ways to turn these moments into opportunities of one kind or another. In order for that to happen, it only makes sense we need to be receptive of them, right?
Look for ways to grow because of it. You’ve heard, “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”, right? If we become better at handling the situation, then we have grown in our abilities, haven’t we?
See the negative event as simple feedback. If we cut our finger slicing a bagel, we might wish to modify our approach from now on and do it differently. (And know, we don’t mean giving it to our kids to cut for us next time, ha ha!)
There are other things which we can do to help turn a negative into a positive, but since we ran out of space for today, perhaps you’ll want to think of some yourself.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What’s good about that negative thing that just happened to me?”
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