I’m an observer . . . I’ve been honing that skill as far back as I can remember. I love to study people, the way they think, the way they process what happens to them in life, and how they choose to create their lives either from an empowered place in alignment with their truth and desires or one of being disgruntled, negative, and stuck in victim mode.
What fascinates me is the space between these two opposite positions on the spectrum.
Libraries have been written on both camps and why individuals end up choosing to affiliate themselves with one perspective over another (and yes, it is a choice).
In my humble opinion, the simple difference between Camp A (empowered, aligned, and happy) and Camp B (disgruntled, negative, and a victim) is . . . ATTITUDE.
A person on the left side of the spectrum generally displays an attitude of gratitude which generates feelings of happiness, expansion, and light heartedness. Seriously, let’s look around at our reality. We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. We have freedom, choice, access to unlimited resources like technology and communication like no other time in history. We are surrounded by abundance, community, and creature comforts. We have an unlimited amount of things to be thankful for!
A person on the right side of the spectrum generally displays just an attitude. They are continually finding things to complain about, rail against, and blame for their misfortune while spreading their toxicity. A thought of gratitude couldn’t bubble up in their psyche if it had to because the perspective of being grateful is so far off from how they view the world. It’s impossible to feel thankful for all the wondrous things in your life while also feeling judgmental, critical, and negative. Two unlike vibrations cannot exist in the same space. They see what they don’t have and what they don’t like. They focus on problems and because of their focus, more problems manifest.
Camp A finds it difficult to relate to Camp B. Camp B finds it difficult to relate to Camp A. Two very different lenses from which to view the world.
Working in the personal and spiritual development arena, I have the opportunity to navigate both camps. I can share from experience in my own life and the people I’ve worked with . . . fulfillment and happiness will never be found through negativity and resisting “what is” in life.
An Attitude of Gratitude results in us having a life of blessings.
Because when we recognize the good all around us and express emotions of gratitude and thanksgiving, more is given to us!
Life is always demonstrating back to us who we are being. That includes our attitude.
Beyond our annual celebration of Thanksgiving, let’s take some time to reflect on the perspective we bring each and every day to how we navigate our life.
Is yours truly reflective of all that you have to be grateful for?