Contrary to mainstream media it is my fervent belief that there has never been a better time to be alive on this planet than right now. I happen to be an irrepressible optimist with a passion for the impossible and my intention is to challenge you to embrace an optimistic point of view for your life and the world around you.
With the constant bombardment of negative media generated stories it should come as no surprise that most people believe the world is on a path of destruction. We are constantly fed stories about racism, hatred, violence, political corruption and police brutality. From the media’s perspective the world is going straight to hell (If there were such a place).
But is this true? Is the world falling apart or is it actually coming together?
I believe the latter. Despite what you may be seeing in the mainstream media, it is my belief that the world is actually coming together and the future is definitely filled with infinite possibilities for those of us who are willing to take complete control of our lives. Amazingly, most people consider me to be an idealistic, pie in the sky, head in the clouds New Age liberal and some would even suggest that I’m a little crazy. But that’s okay because I embrace optimism and I fervently believe there are lots of reasons to be optimistic so I’ve decided to share my top 5 reasons that I embrace optimism.
1. First and foremost I embrace optimism because I believe there is a Divine Intelligence that created and is still creating this amazing Universe we live in. Some people call this Intelligence God, some call it Great Spirit, others refer to it as The Universe, while others define it as Allah or Yahweh. I don’t believe the name you use is important. What’s important is that you create an intimacy and connection with this energy and when you do, you will automatically feel a sense of optimism. You do not have to be religious or even go to church to connect with this energy. The only thing that is required is an open heart and an open mind which leads to faith which is the evidence of things unseen. Once you develop your faith and connection to this Infinite Intelligence nothing is impossible for you.
2. Because of my belief in a Divine Intelligence I also believe in Divine Order. It is my belief that there is definitely a divine order in the Universe and we can see this order simply by paying close attention to how nature works. There is something that causes a plant to grow, a bone to heal, a bird to migrate and that something keeps all the planets in alignment in this Infinite Universe we live in. This is Divine Order and when we accept that it exists we can align ourselves within that order and create miracles in our lives.
3. Our greatest gift is creativity! This Divine Intelligence expresses itself through us as us. Each human being is endowed with unique gifts and talents that should be used to make the world a better place. When we express our creativity by sharing our gifts with the world we then align with our Divine purpose and it gives us the opportunity to use our creativity to change the world.
4. Human beings are still evolving. According to Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of the amazing book Conscious Evolution, human beings are now evolving into what she calls Homo-Universalis. We are not evolving physically, we are evolving in consciousness. Each generation is more conscious than the one that preceded it and her theory is that we will eventually evolve to a point where we recognize the oneness of all human beings which will ultimately create heaven on earth in which we recognize that there is only one race which is the Human Race.
5. I am 100% responsible for my life turning out the way I want it to. I take full responsibility for everything that shows up in my life. I never point fingers or place blame on anyone or anything outside of myself when something shows up in my life. By having a deep intimate connection to the Infinite Intelligence that created the Universe I recognize that I have everything I need to overcome any adversity or challenge in my life.
In summary, I believe in the power of the Infinite Intelligence that created and is still creating this amazing Universe we live in. This Intelligence knows exactly what it is doing and its Divine plan is always perfect. Therefore, everything happens for a reason and in Divine timing.
So, do not believe the hype of the negative media. Develop an intimacy and connection with a power that is greater than yourself and go out there and live the life you were born to live. Become a master of your ship and the captain of your destiny. To do so, you must embrace optimism and take 100% responsibility for your life turning out the way you want it to.