On what should one focus in life?
January 10, 2019 9:06pm CST
Should one focus on the negative or the positive? ( Some people seem to focus on the negative and some on the positive. I don't see the value of having a negative view in life.) Should one focus on the problems or the solutions? (Best to focus on the solutions and if we can't solve the problem than we can always change our attitude toward the situation. Best to be part of the solution than to be part of the problem. ) Should one focus on the cloud or the silver lining? Should on focus on the clouds or the sun? Should one focus on the obstacles or the opportunities? What do you think? What makes life more enjoyable? On what should one set their focus in life? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A spiritual thought. Hebrews 12:2 (KJV) "Looking unto Jesus...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I always look at the positive in everything. Focusing on the negative will only bring a person to depression and hopelessness. Every problem has a solution. Every obstacle is an opportunity. Clouds bring needed rain or snow - moisture the earth needs to maintain a healthy life balance. My focus is on Jesus Christ - the Author and Finisher of my Faith.
What makes life enjoyable for me is that I don't think much and I act upon something only when it happens. I'm a very random person. I don't like thinking much unless there's a problem that's needing solution. I try to live the best moment of my life and not thinking about the problem. I'd rather think of a brighter tomorrow. I don't want anything or anybody to dampen my mood.
• Anniston, Alabama
When there is negative apply positive. When a problem comes up we should apply a solution. The silver lining is part of the cloud. Clouds and the sun are like 2 peas in a pod. One helps when the other wear outt its welcome. Opportunities are waiting over that obstacle.
That's an interesting question to me too. (Should one focus on the negative or the positive?) Should we always be positive, or is striving for this state perhaps also like a desire, and so burdens us in some ways too? What is the right approach to life? Seeds fall where they may do so. Is it positive or negative where they fall, or merely just right for them to do so there where they do fall? Love empties itself into all vehicles that it can find with openings in them for it to do so. Positivity tends to keep more such openings open for love to enter you. Negativity tends to close the openings so that even the ones that you still had open, even those are now closed too. Even if all seems dark in your room, keeping an open window of positivity lets in the light, and eventually this will recolour your world for you too. So, better to be positive, if you can be I think. Change comes about when the growth factor attached to the limitation of extensibilty is encouraged to grow past its prior limitation. Without encouragement through positivity, it (the growth factor) stays the same, and so you do not change. With encouragement, this positively amounts to greater change, because of your wanting to change. This is in contrast instead to your underlyingly not really wanting to change, as you believe you cannot change for the better, as there is no better, worth changing into, unless you can prove God exists, for example, and so you then have a reason to want to change. This is being negative from the outset, without even giving positivity a go. Positively believe in God, it's better than negatively denying his existence I think. Photo Credit: The photo used here was freely sourced from the free media site: pixabay.com We might be in a dark room now, but it doesn't mean that we cannot still let some positive light in. Keep your windows open to love.
@1hopefulman Yes, God created all things good. He was positively pleased with what he had done. At times though even God is negatively aggrieved at the way his creation has gone. He destroyed most of it in a great flood for example, at one time. God allows the negative factor to keep being alive in the world too. The world remains a dual world. All of this must somehow be a part of God's plan then. Some good must still be being achieved somehow or another from God's allowing all of this to be as it is right now, for now. Otherwise, surely, God being God could destroy the negative influencer right now, if he desired too. He allows it to remain for now to test us, and to help us to grow in discernment and wisdom, through free choice growth, not through forced growth. Both positive and negative experiences then can help us to grow more into God's love if we see the light still in both of these types of experiences which God leaves in them for us to see, when and if we develop the eyes to see this light, and the ears to hear his message, still ringing loud and clear, for us in them too. God is missing from nowhere. It's only us that push him away, so we then do not see him.