Believes are important, yet prone to change. As we allow ourselves to enlarge our vision, we tend to realise the futility of our previous beliefs and then fall for new ones. And this cycle continues.
Like recently, I believed myself to be a positive person. It's not like that I've always been that. Initially i was the most negative one. Pessimistic, as people would call me. But after years of living with negativity, I realise it wasn't serving me well. So I consciously made a choice. And went with positivity. What drew my attention this evening, was the fact, i am not loyal to this company, either.
Whenever anything happened that i didn't like, or which i perceived to be bad, (perceived, coz something that's bad for me, might be good for someone else), I would say to myself, that it's a phase. It might last for days or months or years, but it will end. And then, good will come. I'll keep hoping for the good to come soon, and keep praying for the bad to end as early as possible! I used to believe this perspective as positive.
Used to believe. What i realised today, is that positivity is beyond this. It's not about hoping for the good to come. That's a partial positive approach. True positivity lies in finding the good in bad. But it's difficult to look at the bright side in dark phase, coz our eyes get adapted to the gloominess. And looking upto rays hurt a lot. Positivity is not about praying for the bad to end, but praying for the strength to endure this bad phase. Coz bearing up that, brings a new outlook to life.
True positivity is when someone learns to be grateful for the bad phases, instead of running from them. It teaches us to sit patiently with bad phases, on the same table. It gradually dissolves the line that classifies things and events into good and bad.
Being positive is not a level that you wish to reach;
Instead it's a journey that you need to make, daily.