While skimming the news today I discovered something.
Reading the headlines just as a matter-of-factly then moving to the next one and not adding my story to the "story".
Once anyone reads something, like once we name something we automatically divide it. Any one of us can read the same exact headline (purely factual no opinion) and have a different reaction. Why? Because we instantly add our own story to the story.
Today was different, I just read each headline and very consciously did not add my opinion to it. (and let me tell you this ain't easy)
but after words I felt lighter, like Idid not attempt to change the story by adding my own editorial to it.
Throughout my day I am going to do this more often and see what happens.
Do any of you have similar thoughts about being an objective observer?
Wondering Dude (someone accidentally called me that and I liked it ha ha )
asked 14 Jan '11, 14:03
if for some reason you do react, trying to understand why so
answered 15 Jan '11, 02:15
Let’s stick with the idea of reading the news headlines, such as when scanning it using an rss news feeder. Rather than viewing any and all news (which is always relative) as either right or wrong.
Get into the habit of viewing it from a perspective of: will reading the full story serve me or not? If not, simply move on thereby ignoring the negative stuff.
Be 100% selfish in terms of adding to your vibrational mix. Only then will you be in a position of helping others - just by being you! Just in case you were Wondering Dude! :)
Caveat: Any and all news that you need to know, will find its way to you.
i agree , wandering dude , not reacting is a good way of saving energy as well ,
useful energy for other things
answered 14 Jan '11, 15:05
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