Are You For or Against?

The other day I heard someone talk about the war on drugs. There are a lot of movements against things. World Organization Against Torture, Women Organized Against Rape, Students Against Drunk Driving, National Coalition Against Violent Athletes, the list is long.

Many think the only way to eliminate something is to work against it. This is far from correct. Your subconscious brings more of whatever your attention is on. When focused on a problem, you direct your subconscious toward it. It’s a spiral into more and more of what you don’t want.

The right way to correct a situation is to put your attention on the opposite. Instead of aligning with the war on drugs, join the Organization For Recovery. If you want to stop war, support the Organization for International Cooperation or the Veterans For Peace. If there isn’t an organization or movement to bring what you want, find some like-minded people and start one. When your attention is on the desired result, you work to create it.

Notice how you feel after reading each sign. The one on the right is much more likely be effective.

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4 responses to “Are You For or Against?

  1. Robert,
    Thanks for your comment. I totally agree that focusing on a positive outcome, with verbage that describes the desired outcome, is the most effective solution. Now if we could suggest that same thought process to reorient the “War on Illegal Immigration” in Arizona, to “Find a peaceful and constructive solution to continuing Mexican migration into the American southwest.” we might surprise ourselves.

    • Thanks for the reply, Kay. Perhaps the simplest would be the “Support of Legal Immigration” and let the universe provide the best possible solution for all.

  2. Elvia Skow

    I love it…a friend handed me a little note today written by Christian D. Larson

    PROMISE yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your PEACE of mind.
    Look at the sunny side of everything and make your OPTIMISM come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. forget the mistakes of the past and press on
    to the greater achievements of the FUTURE.
    Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in YOU!!!

    • Hi Elvia,

      That was a nice note to get. It talks about the importance of where we should focus our attention. Thanks for sharing it.

      Robert

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