This is the first expansion of my blog beyond food. It is, however, really an extension of what I set out to do. This Sunday Revelation is not preaching, not righteous but in some small way, I hope it is about bringing people together. Just as I do with my food and writing, I share because food is a common denominator among all people bringing people and different cultures together. It is my hope that I can adequately express ideas that show how we are all connected and not really that different.
For me, the current change I am trying to make in my thought process is to be able to look at another, and rather than make assumptions/judgments, look for something positive in that individual. This change should not really be that hard. If we are honest with ourselves, though, our thoughts are so ingrained in our minds from such a young age. And so influenced by where and who we grew up with. This change takes a lot of introspection and being able to look critically at my own thoughts.
This is an issue I have known about for a long, long time. I have looked at it before and made some progress but never truly committed to changing it. It is scary because I am now sharing my goal with you, my readers. By making this desire public, I cannot hide in my own thoughts and kid myself that I am working on changing this perspective.
Why is turning my thoughts from judgment to positive thoughts of others so important? In the physical reality we live in, it means that the energy I give off to another will be good, not the negative vibe I must be given off because the thought is negative. Simple, we get back what we give out. Most of us accept this basic principle. In the recent past, Rhonda Byrne’s book “The Secret” challenged us to consider that our thoughts become reality.
Even if this concept is too out there for you, the basic idea that putting out positive energy, instead of negative energy, has got to help me, bring me more happiness. By extension, if we all practiced a more positive outlook, a more positive few of others, wouldn’t world peace seem like a possibility?