Cult of Negativity.

Via on Feb 14, 2014

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My experiences blogging have revealed an intriguing side of modern human personality: the focus on negativity.

I can write two articles with an identical message, one phrased with positive, helpful language. The other can focus on what is wrong, what needs to be avoided, or what needs to be fixed.

Inevitably, the negative article is going to be more widely read

This is exceptionally commonplace with relationship articles.

Focusing on the negative brings negative results.

Curious to know what kind of red flags to avoid in a relationship? Wondering what kind of negative traits to avoid in a person? Interested in how immature men or women are emotionally? Or want to figure out how to fix a relationship?

Go for it.

Just keep in mind one important fact: when looking for something to be wrong, it will be found.

Energy follows attention—the negative becomes the central dynamic of the relationship.

Manifestation is a common theory in our modern world. The idea that simply thinking something will make create it is incomplete—the real power of manifestation resides in the non-verbal, feeling state.

How a person feels creates a magnetic response from the universe.

This means that a negative feeling, mindset and focus will encourage negativity and its results. Doubt, hesitation, resistance all spawn actions that support and reinforce the negative feeling. It becomes a vicious, downward spiraling cycle.

When that happens, love is forgotten and becomes hidden. Love becomes a rationalized concept based on pleasure, sensuality and orgasm. The depth of love, the power of life itself in all its fullness becomes stymied.

The demands for emotional responsibility often come from people who are emotionally imbalanced.

Who can be responsible for their feelings? Is it the person who focuses on negative traits to avoid? What does this say about such a person? Are they avoiding their own negative feelings, focusing on the shadow side and not wanting to face their own inner demons?

Or is such a person simply being prudent, and trying to protect them self from further harm?

Only the person who braves the inner domain of consciousness with pure integrity can know the answers to love and life.

Love sets clear boundaries. It respects oneself, values personal authenticity, and trusts others because it first trusts oneself. In self-knowledge comes awareness for how to nurture the life within, building vibrant strength and the power to live an epic life.

The focus between seekers and the powerful remains a fine line.

Focus on love.

Relephant:

Developing Emotional Resilience.

Mindfulness Stops Negativity from Sticking Like Glue.

10 Ways to Deal with Our Own Negativity and Deprivation

 

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About Keith Artisan

Keith Artisan is merely a human being, not to different yet certainly not the same as anyone else. He found himself on this planet many years ago and enjoys exploring the mystery of life because it makes him laugh a lot. Keith loves earning a living with his talents as a musician, artist, writer, and yoga instructor. He is most frequently found at music jams and the rest of the time exploring nature, climbing boulders, playing video games, reading, and hanging out with family and friends. He is online at Facebook and his website, Living Artisan .

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5 Responses to “Cult of Negativity.”

  1. Karen Moon says:

    A-ha! Now I know why no one reads my articles. I am kidding – sort of, but really interesting perspective and true. Misery loves company.

    • Keith Artisan LivingArtisan says:

      Aww, Karen. :) It is an interesting phenomena though, the article that is positive has around 18,000 views … the negative framed one … 60,000 … the positive articles in general, just a couple thousand views, the negative ones … way more.

      I am glad to read your articles, and if you want to link your articles in comments of my articles … or have me link any in particular that are relevant, I'd be delighted to do so.

  2. karenleemacg says:

    Keith, you rock and wow, that is a lot of views either way. http://foxrivermamas.com/2014/02/15/february-thou
    Linking above – holding off writing and going for visual as don of the season, mercury retrograde – okay, okay, just don't have anything to say lately.

  3. Dee says:

    Interesting but I’m not sure always the case..I avoid reading stuff where people are telling me what NOT to do or the dangers of this or that, etc it feels like lecturing, I’d rather read about benefits than fears but maybe that’s me ;)

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