Friday, November 21, 2008
My friend Heidi just gave me this beautiful article about a woman in New York City who has created a website called Hero Reports, which is dedicated to sharing the stories of the good deeds of New Yorkers.
This touched my heart, having lived in New York City for awhile, and having found New Yorkers to be wonderful, warm, helpful people (despite the prevalent stereotypes to the contrary).
And also, the idea of spreading the light of good news is powerful and necessary to counteract all of the "bad" news that we are constantly inundated with from the mainstream media.
So I decided to do a search for good news and was delighted to see all of the sites which are sharing the light of the goodness around the world.
One beautiful site that I found is the Good News Network.
Another is Good News Daily.
Even Yahoo has a site called Spotlight: Good News Now.
The Transcendental Meditation Movement also has a good news site sharing Good News from Around the World.
One of my favorite quotes is by Richard David Carson. He says, "In every moment you are a devotee. In every moment you devote your life to something. You do so via your awareness."
People in many different circles will say the same thing in different ways. And the main message is this: What you put your attention on grows stronger. We are responsible for our thoughts because our thoughts create reality.
Janet Attwood of The Passion Test says, "It's so easy to give attention to all the things we don't like in our life. Yet what a fascinating paradox it is that the more attention you give to what you don't want, the more of that you get. If you're focused on all the problems, you get more problems."
And this is the Law of Attraction, recently made very well-known by the popular book, "The Secret" and Jerry & Esther Hicks and Abraham. It's become so mainstream recently that Oprah talked about it on CNN.
And yet millions of people around the world are planted in front of their TVs many hours a day, listening to story after story about death, destruction, violence, poverty, deceit, and every other type of story which instills fear in them.
So, what can YOU do?
Focus on the good, the positive, and the Light. It is our birthright, and also our personal responsibility to do so, in order to create a beautiful world in which to live. This is how we will usher in the new paradigm of light, peace, and love, which we have been dreaming of for so long.