We have learned to protect ourselves from others, unscrupulous business deals, and people who will use us and break our hearts. This protection can take the form of a shield, a box, or a cage. And unfortunately, they can also limit how we experience our good.
Most of us can spot negativity in others; how often do we hear, “They won’t let me succeed,” or “the deck is stacked against me.” And how often do we say something similar? This kind of negativity stops the creative process in its tracks and keeps us locked into the same system we claim to dislike.
Becoming aware of and releasing our negativity is essential to our growth. However, positivity is more than the absence of the negative; it is the practice of radical possibility in our ideas, actions, and words. If we’re interested in creating an abundant life, we must embody the old song’s lyrics, accentuate the positive, and eliminate the negative!