It can be painful when we look around at what is happening in the world.
Wars, greed, violence, and death seem to be everywhere.
Yet that is not the whole story.
There is so much more to the world than fear and pain.
While the media may focus on the problems of the world, there is also much beauty in the world.
There are acts of kindness and compassion as well.
Joy, happiness, and Love always reside in this world.
It is up to us to decide which we will focus on.
For when we focus on the things we can do nothing about, we feel disempowered.
It all seems too big for us to make a difference.
How can we truly help while so many others are suffering?
Yet when we shift our attention to the good in the world, we can see ways to contribute.
We can join forces with others who are making a difference and together we are stronger.
The hard part to reconcile is that both exist in the world side by side.
There is good and bad.
There is pain and suffering as well as beauty and joy.
One does not discount the other.
Our choice to make is which one will we support?
We support one aspect or another in many different ways.
With our action or inaction.
Or with our resources and energy, or with our apathy.
No one can choose for us.
It is up to us to decide which path we will take.
Yet we do not make that choice only once.
We make that choice every day with our words, our deeds, and our vision.
So do we see more beauty and peace in the world or less?
Do we lean into the world we want to create for our future, or do we succumb to our fears?
Every day we get to choose.
And just because one day we choose one path does not mean we cannot choose the other path the following day.
So what do you choose?
Where can you focus more on the beauty and light of the world and less on the horror and anguish?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour