Roses and Jasmine or Thorns?

Social Media is an amazing sphere for human connection. It allows people to share what’s going on in their lives with friends and family. It also gives us a constant and ready stream of things to be angry, fearful, and stressed about.

Those who have an interest in sewing anger, fear, and stress are well aware of that potential. As consumers of information, we must be too!

There’s only so much “the sky is falling” “evil is winning” “I’m being oppressed” you can expose yourself to before that BECOMES the sum of your conscious awareness every day.

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, you’re also what you repetitively think and focus your attention on.

We all know there are real challenges facing us individually and collectively now and in the future. That’s our lot as human beings. The challenges never end until we move on.

Our choice lies in how we process those challenges and what we choose to spend our daily awareness on.

The great Persian mystic Rumi wrote about this a thousand years ago and said it more poetically than I ever could.

“When you go to a garden, do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with roses and jasmine.”

Facebook and other social media, traditional media, politics; they’re all filled with flowers and thorns.

Which do you go looking for? Which do you post and spread across this nexus of human awareness we call social media?

There are real threats that deserve to be taken seriously. These platforms are amazing for sharing information about them.

I guess what I’m suggesting is to be careful not to seed the field of your mind with constant and terrifying negativity. For what you plant the field of your consciousness, will grow and become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Roses and Jasmine or thorns? In the garden and on Facebook, the choice is ours.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, YOU are awesome!



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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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