So…, you’re in a mood? Beware the consequences
A bad mood is simply a negative response to a recent or current experience. You’re saying, “well, of course, you’re telling me something new here?” We constantly hear about negativity, resistance to “what is”, etc. until we’re sick of it. But there’s something going on here that’s of great importance and fundamental not only to our happiness and peace of mind but also our health as well. For the most part we are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the positive verses the negative but, even so, continually let it victimize us to a large degree.
Our lives are a continuous flurry of events and activities in constant change and development. Some, we no doubt control or influence, at least to some degree, and some we do not. We have developed our expectance based on past experience and for the most part witness an evolvement accordingly. At the same time, however, we frequently get surprises that catch us completely off guard. These surprises may be minor or major, they may be pleasant or upsetting. Whatever they are we have absolutely no control of them. Yes, we may alter their later effects by our response but as far as now is concerned, we cannot change a thing and our only option is how we respond to “what is”.
The point I’m trying to make here is, what is, IS. Whatever happens, HAPPENS. Regardless our response, it remains absolute and unchanged. It may be stubbing our toe on the bedpost, someone cutting us off in traffic, someone expressing displeasure with our personality, etc., but whatever it is, it IS.
Our lives consist largely to responding to “what is”. Typically, if it’s something to our liking we respond in a pleasant and positive manner but if it’s not, more than likely we’ll respond negatively. So, the question is, how are we best served in how we respond? We are all very aware of the findings of medical science and how being upset or negative affects our nervous system, immune system, blood pressure, etc. Science tells us that everything in the universe is composed of energy and all is distinguished one from the other simply by different vibratory patterns.
It follows then, that our bodies are also vibrating energy. I propose that well being is harmonic vibration of the energy composing our cellular structure. I suggest that being upset, stressed or reacting negatively creates disturbance or erratic vibratory patterns in the energy composing our bodies. I am not a doctor or a scientist but strongly suspect that disturbance in our field of energy tends to break down our natural defense to disease. I suggest it probably also makes us more accident prone. As the mystics have been proclaiming for centuries, like attracts like.
Since we cannot change “what is” anyway, why not accept it positively? What is to be gained by being upset or angry? If someone jumps ahead of us in line at the check out, are we best served by being pleasant or angry and frustrated? What would the world look like if everyone responded pleasantly and considerately? If others are laden with negativity, why should I let it disturb my peace of mind? If I respond angrily or negatively, it will only tend to spread to the others I encounter or likewise the positive.
Does this make sense? If so, how is disappointment, anger, negativity, etc. ever justified?
It is often referred to as, acceptance or resistance. Carl Jung, stated, “what we resist, persists”. It may appear as weakness but Eckhard Tolle states, “non resistance is the most powerful force in the universe”. It seems the universe responds to how we respond. Mystics have stated that we are always getting just what we need for growth. Could it be that the more we resist, the more of the same we get until we learn acceptance with gratitude for the lessons life presents us and only then we move past them? Whether we are aware of it or not we are constantly choosing either acceptance or resistance. Acceptance means gratitude for what is, resistance means disappointment, anger, etc.