Sitting here as a new year begins, I wanted to write this post after seeing so many articles, posts, comments about people in the public eye in 2014…..
Posts where everyday people, who are not in the public eye, are condemning and calling other people names, judging them by their own beliefs and reality of the world.
People calling celebrities names for their thoughts, believes and actions.
Celebrities and people in the public eye, being called names, publicly insulted and judged by someone who has never met them, who sees them out there in the public but has no idea who they really are, no idea what they believe or why they do what they do.
This is happening all around us right now and my question is – should we condem and insult others because they do not agree or speak out about the things we think are right, should we publicly call them names and attempt to persuade the world that they are unpleasant people who should be hated and ignored?
Does it really matter whether you personally agree with someone else’s views and actions and what they say or do… Is it our place to publicly swear at, insult and negatively think about people who do not agree with out thoughts, people who express different thoughts, do things for their own reasons?
Even if what they are doing.saying is in our eyes a negative, something that we no longer want to accept in our world, something that we believe is self centred and only being done for money, something we disagree with…..
Whatever it is these people are doing, saying or sharing – if we focus on them, vent our anger and hatred in their direction, if we call them names and put out judgemental or condemning thoughts in their direction – we encourage our own friends and connections to talk negatively about these celebrities and public figures… Are we not then using energy in a negative way and attracting negativity back in our direction?
Are we not also helping those people we believe to be no good, to have it wrong, to be bad people, to receive even more recognition for their words, actions, expressions?
Are we not wasting our energy and creating a negative puddle to sit in as we spend our time feeling angry at them, publicly swearing and calling them names, deciding (without actually knowing) that they are bad people doing and saying bad things, that they are people who are creating the problems in our world?
To me – the moment we condemn another, swear about them, call them names and encourage others to do the same, we are no better than those doing what we believe are negative acts and behaviours, as we too are being negative and behaving in a way that is condemning and unhelpful rather than caring, understanding and focussing on creating positive change in our world.
Maybe this is a ramble, maybe this makes no sense to you and maybe it does……..
For me it is all about not focussing attention on negativity – not blaming or calling other people names and being in argument with people – it is about looking inside ourselves, thinking, sharing, acting, attracting, positive energy into our worlds, and accepting that everyone has a place, has a reason for what they do and it is none of my business, if I think they are walking the wrong path or not. My business is to be the best me I can be, to go to give and do no harm!
What do you think?