The Drunk Monkey (your mind) is a survival machine. Its job is to protect you from possible destruction. Therefore, it is totally addicted to the news. The news organizations have realized that sensationalized news hooks their viewers Drunk Monkeys.
The news has no commitment to truth. It has a commitment to making money which means “selling advertising.” The more viewers the news organizations have, the more money these companies make. Clearly, there is a natural pull towards the sensational verses the truth. Blogging has only made this 100 times worse because of blogging, like this blog, is just someone’s opinion.
“All opinions are vanities and have no intrinsic value and are actually the result of ignorance,” says Dr. David Hawkins in his book The Eye of the I.
If you are going to feel good and make the best of the current economy, then you are going to have to give up your addiction to the news and your opinion about the news.
When you focus on what the president is doing or other things out of your control, you move out of your center. These could be important factors in your decision-making about what strategy would make the best of this economy. Yet, to become evangelistically opposed to stuff you’ve got no control over is only negatively impacting your own psyche. If you listen to yourself and your friends talk about the news, you will hear yourself and others giving their opinion about things that make no difference and things they have no control over.
Instead, start asking yourself questions like…
- What do I want?
- Where am I going?
- What can I do?
- What actions can I take now?
- Who do I need help from?
- What is a miracle I could take a stand for occurring?
To put your focus on these kinds of questions will make a profound difference.
To spend time pondering the news and how it might possibly negatively affect you is pathetic and the mindset of the victim. (Read that again please).
To spend time espousing your opinion bailouts, stimulus plans, and financial volatility after the fact is completely ridiculous and only done by people committed to being stuck and spreading the illusion that they are not in control of their life. Illusion not truth.
You are the creator of your experience, not the victim of your circumstances. You have the power to mold the circumstances of your life first with your attitude (your perspective) and second with your actions.
So what are you going to focus on?