Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Light That Is Me

Why is it so hard to stay positive sometimes? I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Some days it's easy to focus on the beauty all around me and other days it really takes effort. Why is that?

I think I've come up with the answer. At least in my experience.

Besides the usual programming dilemma, it's a matter of once again focusing on other people's acceptance of me.

Let's face it. When we step into the presence of a positive person, we either love them or really dislike them. Usually there is no middle ground. They either grate on our last nerve, or inspire us to greater heights. So who wants to be disliked? Who wants to be talked about behind their back? It's much easier to stay in our doldrums than to seek a better feeling thought. And (an extra bonus) it gets us more attention. Positive people don't need attention from anyone because they are happy and secure in themselves. They seem to have an internal light that shines no matter what circumstances they find themselves in.

I've been laughed at; teased; talked about in a condescending matter and just plain shunned because of my joy, but I've come to this conclusion; I DON'T CARE!

You see, I want to grab every bit of life I can while I'm in this world. I want to explore every avenue; see all the beauty and experience all the magic this life has to offer. There is no time for "doldrums". If someone wishes to laugh at me and tease me because I'm filled with joy, then I guess in a way I'm bringing a certain amount of happiness into their lives. If they shun me; so be it!

I choose to set my sights on the heavens! I choose to allow the light that is me to shine bright. Perhaps it will light the way for someone who is struggling.

Will you allow what others think of you to deter your positivity? Or will you join me in being the light that YOU ARE!


  1. The best three words that help maintain your joy is, I DON'T CARE! People, are people, are people and forever shall be. Diversity inspires us to great heights when we appreciate those that seem to embarrass themselves because of their insecurity. Gotta love 'em!

  2. YES YES YESSS!!! I've been working on the same thing lately...letting GO of what other people think in order to experience the Fullness of Joy and inner freedom... and isn't it the most honest place anyway?! I love what you said, "Positive people don't need attention from anyone because they are happy and secure in themselves" -- beautifully put. Thank you for sharing Pat. I just adore you and the Joy and light you bring to this planet. Love, Madison