Resisting negativity

20160419_104343  Things that breed negativity and fear are everywhere in life, if this is what we choose to look for (tv, social media, news papers, to name a few).The more we focus on them, the more fear and depression they feed us! So we begin to live in our minds, seperated, often fearful and worry filled. We tell ourselves we need to continue to watch out for all those things that “could go wrong”.  We hold onto beliefs that we should stay away from others, to protect ourselves. Thus, fear gives way to all manner of ill will and causes separation, through things like judgement, ridicule, hate, and often a lack of desire to understand or show compassion toward another. All of which, are negative practices that can leave us lonely and often depressed.
You must begin to look for the positive things in life and no longer dwell on negativity and fear, if you wish to be elevated!
One can not be lifted while holding themselves down. To be renewed in spirt and achieve happiness you must let go of the heavy burdens of anger, fear, hate, judgement, resentment and revenge.      You must find compassion (for yourself and others) as well as acceptance (of the things you cannot control) and faith in God, yourself (to overcome the darkness) and humanity (in it’s ability to rise above current ills). You need to believe in the higher power of positivity, and begin to practice it daily through gratitude.
It is good to develop a healthy diet to fuel your body/mind with proper nutrients. I suggest a cleansing period which includes a general detoxification as well as a spiritual renewal through prayer and meditation. Another great step is the initiation of a new program of physical activity. Exercise as well as, new(fun) experiences are helpful to relieve stress, increase/maintain health and can be a good way to build positive(and new!) memories.
If you want to really live, you gotta get up and get started! Do not let negativity control your life and thoughts! Life is to short to live in the dark…come out to the light, it feels great!

Detox and diet info:
http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/General_Detoxification_and_Cleansing/1558

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/d/diet-and-mental-health

Verses to consider:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life” (Matt 6:25-27)

“3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
(Colossians 3 NIV)

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