If you surf the Internet today and go to any of the news sites, you will find story after story promoting bad news. Bird flu, WW III, Iraq, bad government and economic collapse are just a few of the many depressing topics you will find on virtually every site. Rarely do you find any good news. Broadcast media is no better. Various inspirational, spiritual, psychological and motivational teachers like Earl Nightengale, Dr. Wayne Dyer and others say in short words, “We become what we think about.” If we dwell on bad news day in and day out, that’s what we will attract to ourselves…
Every time we turn on any news broadcast, we are bombarded with bad news and sprinkled with an occasional feel-good story. Eighty to 90 percent are featuring the bad news. So we go about our day with a background anxiety linked to the many stories about murder, war, corporate greed and so on. Our comfort zone is being threatened unconsciously. That leads us to act as if we are under attack. This is negative psychological checkmate. We become what we think about without realizing it.
Have you ever met one of those people that are always happy, cheerful and positive? Things just seem to go right for them. The odds are that you won’t see them gritting their teeth in front of the television watching bad news. Einstein said “The biggest decision a human can make is whether they consider the universe hostile or friendly.” Again, “We become what we think about.”
Discard the bad stuff and pursue “Good News.” Like the old cliché “Think Positive” and that’s what you will attract.
Going further, if you can train yourself to forgive all the negativity, you will lift the burden of perceived offenses that most people carry with them. Forgive it and let it go. A real relief. When something goes wrong, forgive it and carry on knowing that something good is on its way.
I have gotten to the point that when I see something good, I celebrate and give thanks for the “Good News.” Picture yourself as a “Good News” magnate. Visualize yourself attracting good and positive things. Become what you think about.
Let’s imagine. If just 25 percent of the population started to think positive, take no offense and radiate “Good News” it would grow stronger each day till humanity would finally reach that plateau of “Peace on Earth.” Enlightenment would spread like wild fire. Nirvana would unfold. Now that’s Good News!
I met this unusual young kid back in grade school. He was kind, didn’t judge anyone, had kind of an unconditional love for everyone and always had a group of kids around him. He was nice and fun to be around. This young fellow was very wise for his age of around 10 years old. If we adults could learn these principles, life would go a lot easier for us and anyone around us.
And it’s doable. Turn off the “Bad News.” Watch TV and movies that uplift. If you ignore the violence, horror and mayhem, then ‘Hollywierd’ will get the message. Think “Good News,” be positive, stay happy to be alive and here now and that’s what will increase.
Let’s rid ourselves of all the “Bad News” and turn it all around. Today, consciously turn off any bad news or violent programming. Only watch shows that make you laugh and feel good. Give your spouse and kids a kiss and tell them you love them. Watch the change. It’s miraculous. Do it often and see how they start to treat you differently. It can and will spread past your family members. People at work and others you deal with will feel your “Good News.”
The “Good News” would expand and spread. People might ask each other, “What are you so happy about?” “Don’t know, just am.” This is a conscious effort. We have to make it happen. It won’t do it by itself.
Just remember, attract to “Good News” and it will attract to you, and reject any and all “Bad News.” We want to become what we think about.
John Hayes owns and manages an alternative energy company located in the mountains near Kamiah in North Central Idaho. His background includes research into the writings and teachings of notables like Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Earl Nightingale, Gary Renard, and others. Concern over environmental issues and the overall state of the world in general has motivated him to express his opinions to others. His intentions include promoting solutions to catastrophic climate change and is currently working on a website at www.unlimitedthought.info. He lives with his wife and two dogs and was delighted to find the Good News Network.