Think about this: It is impossible to feel good when you are thinking bad thoughts. Your only responsibility in this life is to increase your vibrational output, to feel good, and that's it. It is through raising your vibrational consciousness that everything good that you have ever wanted will come to you. If it is your desire to change the world, so to speak, then it all starts with you.
You have no control over the vibrational frequency of others, only yourself. For example, it is not possible to sit and watch the news all day long and feel good. Your thoughts are going to be based on what you are observing and if you are watching stories about murders, rapes, and bombings, as well as, all manner of negativity then this is what you are feeding your mind and these are going to become your dominant thoughts-
When fear becomes your dominant thought, it is impossible to feel good, to feel safe and comfortable. Start consciously paying attention to what you are observing. I used to be a CNN junkie until I realized that it was impossible to feel good when all I was hearing and seeing everyday was mass negativity. But when I stopped watching it, I immediately began thinking good thoughts again and I felt so much better. It's the same thing with being around negative people. Again, if someone is complaining all day, their negativity will rub off on you.
I've been asked, "Well, don't you care about what's going on in the world?" And my response is, "Of course I do, but I can't fix the world, I can only fix me and by fixing me, I can begin to fix the world." It all starts with you. If each and every individual on this planet would adopt the attitude that they will start with themselves, imagine what a truly wonderful world this would be. In order to give, you must first have it to give. If my thoughts are soaked in negativity, how can I possibly expect to make you feel better? I can't! By starting with me, increasing my own positive vibrational resonance with the good things this universe has to offer, only then can I help another to do the same.
I used to think that all of this talk about positive thinking was a bunch of nonsense until I actually began to experience the benefits of doing so. But as Dr. Robert Anthony puts it, it's not about positive thinking or negative thinking, it's about Right thinking. In all cases, you must do what is right for you. I can hear someone saying, "How selfish!" And they would be right, but it is through this selfishness that selflessness is born. If you do anything out of guilt or fear, then you are doing no one any favors, especially yourself. It is only when you feel good about yourself that miraculous things occur--or what some would call miraculous. When in fact, when you feel good about yourself, all of your desires will come to you on a daily basis and this includes wanting to see others live a long, healthy, prosperous life. But you can't do this for them; you can only do this for yourself. When your light begins to shine, you can't help but shed light on others. My light is shinning right now. When you are in a place of truly feeling good, you can't help but want the same for others.
But let me expand on that. I specifically said "truly" feeling good because this has nothing to do with your ego, your status, your money, your reputation, or others' expectations of you. Truly feeling good has everything to do with what's in your heart. It's about feeling good about everything you do, no matter what others are saying about you or even thinking about what you are doing or not doing. It has nothing to do with helping someone else solely for your own accolades. It has absolutely nothing to do with what others will say or think about you if you do or don't do anything. It has everything to do with feeling good about you. It has everything to do with trusting your own instincts, no matter what anybody says. If saying "no" to someone is truly how you feel in your heart, then say "no" and do not second guess yourself worrying about what they will think about you for saying "no". Do not allow anyone to make you feel guilty or fearful for saying "no!"
There is no one more powerful than you in creating the kind of world you choose to live in. Strive for ways everyday to feel good about yourself and when you truly feel good, you will become contagious. You might be saying to yourself, "Well, you don't know what I am going through. It's not that easy to forget everything and just feel good!" And my response to that would be, "Oh, but it is!" Even if you just start with five or ten minutes at a time, you can do this. Anytime you feel good, you are increasing your vibrational resonance and good things will just begin to happen for you. Don't fall into the trap of worrying about How or When something will happen, just know that it will and when you begin to increase your vibrational output with the good things you want, all manner of good things will begin to happen; difficulties will just disappear, paving the way for more good things to come to you.
Here's a place to start, try not watching the news for one week and in its place, watch something that makes you feel good. Listen to your favorite music.
Immerse yourself in things that make you feel good. Think about things that make you feel good. In other words, be selfish! By doing this, you will notice a remarkable difference in how you feel...and that's just the beginning! If you live with someone who is constantly negative, make the time to be by yourself, to find that good feeling place and dwell there for as long as you can. The more you do this, the easier it becomes.
So, you want to live in a better world, then you must know that
it all starts with you.