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Opening Our Eyes to Global Signs for Optimism

Updated on March 17, 2018
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Val is a life-long student of psycho-philosophy of living, and a devoted practitioner of many techniques enhancing personal evolution.

Do We See Glasses as Half-Full or Half-Empty?
Do We See Glasses as Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Fear in Disguise of Pessimism

Those of you who have read some of my articles probably know how I like playing with metaphors - which are said to be tools of the right brain hemisphere having a lot to do with intuition.

So, here I go again comparing the attitude of those suicide bombers to pessimists, who are basically committing a psychological-suicide-by-installments, while saying something like: "I am going down, but taking with me as many as I can".

They may call themselves "realists", not realizing that their pessimism is greatly generated by their deep seated fearful mentality - similar to those of cynics, skeptics, and those who are intellectually expressing it as a pronounced criticism.

Unfortunately, as "misery is always looking for a company", it happens to be much more contagious than an optimistic attitude. Maybe due to the fact that fear is easier to trigger than love - as it is so close to our basic survival instinct, always on the watch for a possible threat.

However, when that mechanism gets overused, it gains a mind of its own, tending to see a threat in just about anything, and hence this widespread wave of pessimism in the world, so smartly abused by political and religious propagators and their main tool, the media.

What follows in this article is not a "blind optimism", although ironically, even if it was the case, it would be, by far, more beneficial to everyone's mental health than a "blind pessimism".

Just like Ripples in a Pond Is Our Body  -  Vibrating and Spreading Its Waves of Energy
Just like Ripples in a Pond Is Our Body - Vibrating and Spreading Its Waves of Energy

Optimism Generated by High Vibration

"Everything is vibrating" - seems to be the mantra of new physics and many of its ambitious spin-offs in various modalities of alternative medicine, some new, some ancient. While I certainly won't get caught trying to steal the podium of an expert in these matters - hey, no one knows exactly what electricity is, and look how everyone is using it.

Likewise, day after day for many years it's been on my mind every time I meditate, or do my qigong practice, or my "alpha training" consisting of my willfully ignited waves of blissfulness all over my personal space.

All these practices require that I experience myself on that tiniest-of-tiniest levels of existence, that is - as a bundle of dynamic energies and subatomic particles orchestrating life in me with all those different vibrational frequencies. At that level, my pronounced positive emotions are to be the "main spice to that quantum soup" imposing a harmonious order in it.

Then it spreads to my wakeful and ordinary "mood" - spelling an unwavering optimism. To me, optimism is more than an attitude, it's the token of my friendship to every cell of my body which needs an emotionality of positivism in order to function normally.

I just don't have a heart to betray this life in me by succumbing to suggestive signals of alarmism coming from the society and the world. This much I owe to that baby that I used to be - who just wanted to live, to be happy, to love, and to grow. If that is defining me as a dreamer - so be it.

Mother Earth's Frequency Is Rising  -  Making Our Consciousness Mutate to More Evolved
Mother Earth's Frequency Is Rising - Making Our Consciousness Mutate to More Evolved

Is Mother Earth Giving a Vibrational Boost to Our Evolving?

Well, you know the definition: an optimist sees the glass half-full, and a pessimist sees it as half-empty, and both are right, with the only difference of the feeling resulting from such assessment. One of my life's mottos matches the title of an old movie : "What's so bad about feeling good?"

Tomorrow I'll be turning 72, and my optimism is not merely about living to be 73, but living to witness some major beautiful changes in this world that we all share. So, what are some of the signs that I see suggesting a faith in good outcomes in this world that seems to be "at a brink of self-destruction" in the eye of my friends pessimists?

First, let's get back for a moment to those vibrational frequencies; this time not about my own, but this planet's. Some of you may have heard about the "Schumann's frequency" of about 7 Hz, which is the measured vibration of the earth and our atmosphere.

Coincidently, it also happens to be that optimal brain wave "alpha" which feels like a relaxed alertness and a state of creativeness. Strange, isn't it - that we are at our mental best when we resonate with the mother earth.

I am not quite sure, but I think those were the scientists of the Russian Cosmic Observation Program who routinely measured the earth's frequency back in 2014, to get a surprise of a higher reading of 8 Hz with spikes of up to16 Hz.

Now, how does that interest us? It's huge, my friends, because everything on the surface of the earth gets affected by its frequency, and so scientists are telling us that our very DNA is getting affected making us evolve into a higher stage of consciousness.

As if I can hear you protesting such statement by pointing at this "everything-but-evolving" situation with our humankind. O.K., let us not jump the gun so quickly. There is something like transitory phase between two developmental stages, and it rarely looks nice.

Like a Teenager, Mankind Is Passing through a Rebellious and Chaotic Phase
Like a Teenager, Mankind Is Passing through a Rebellious and Chaotic Phase

Beneficial Growing Pains of Mankind

Remember your teenage years? That chaotic if not crazy time when our nature was shaking off our childhood preparing us for adulthood. It was that time when we rebelliously thought how "we knew everything", and we resented "being treated as 5 year olds" - while our hormones were having a wild party in our bodies and minds.

I warned you at the beginning of this article that I was going to indulge with metaphors, so don't act too surprised while I am comparing the personal transitory phase to that one of the humankind. I just love fractals and holograms and analogies, so here I go again seeing chaos in this world as something promising - like adulthood.

And chaos it certainly is, or like it's called "crisis" in medicine, or "healing crisis" during body's detoxing itself. It's the stage in a change where the old hasn't left yet, and the new hasn't come yet. In medicine, it's often about the inner struggle of immune system against a pathogen.

On the large scale, that pathogen is the violent extremism, and de-personalizing influx of migrants. Are they a "threat"? Here we are facing the definition with half-full and half-empty glass again, for they could also be understood as a catalyst necessary to speed up the process of the mankind's outgrowing its old illusions.

Let's get to yet another metaphor - a setup of a group therapy. That's where all unconscious emotional demons are allowed to surface and be exposed to the light of an adult assessment, after being locked in a prison of child's reasoning for too long.

Is it a painful process? Damn right it is, for no one wants to face their emotional ugliness that's tormenting them unconsciously and running their show. So, when we look at the very texture of global pains, they are "growing" pains - not a prelude to a global self-destruction, as our friends pessimists would want us to believe.

Why not see all the turmoil of the world as a liberating scream of a tired human soul eager to shake off everything that resembles the historically long soap opera.

Contrary to Pessimists' Fears  -  These Are just about the only Real Keepers of Global Peace
Contrary to Pessimists' Fears - These Are just about the only Real Keepers of Global Peace

Debunking that Biggest Scare

Indeed, sometimes I wonder how can people use such a poor logic as to believe in anything like a nuclear war. But then I remind myself that they can't help it, as pessimism is known to constrict the brain into a limited ability to think logically.

Let's see why it is illogical to expect something like the Third World War. In both previous wars of that size the initiators could always count on an escape hatch if they would lose the war - a secret trip to a far away country where they would blend with the population and hopefully be forgotten over time. So many of Nazis allegedly fled to Argentina, possibly Brazil, who knows where else.

But, where would they "hide" when the whole planet is affected by a radiation? And not only that. Even if you like to think how those terrorists don't value their own life - be reminded that they are doing it all for a "glorious future of Islam". Did I just say "future"? What would be "future" for their beloved Islamic peoples who would be swallowed in the mincing machine of such a war along with the enemies?

So, really, what would be the pay-off in such a global devastation for anybody involved in starting it? You see, even those who don't care about getting killed sacrifice their lives for a "cause". There is nothing of a cause left if everything turns into a dust and the earth joins other planets of our solar system looking sad and dead.

Human Presence Makes a Desert Look Beautiful
Human Presence Makes a Desert Look Beautiful

Humans Were Created to Prevail

Really, folks, what's the purpose of spreading that vision of a pessimistic scenario? Could we start refusing to be duped into pessimism by those in whose interest it is to make us spiritually damaged, so that we can serve their sickening ambitions and careerism?

Just the other day I was watching a video of the life on African safari. To my great delight I saw a bunch of water buffalos attack a pride of lions, those same beasts on whose menu they were by the food chain of safari. With their powerful horns they were throwing those lions up in the air like some rug dolls and killing some that didn't bother escaping.

Now, I am not saying that we should go nuts and literally attack those handful of the world's manipulators, but we should certainly snap out of their hypnotic spell and stop playing victims of their clever games.

Mankind have survived untold calamities - famines, pandemics, natural disasters, and wars, and look - we are still around. Why not play cheer leaders for a change, giving our species another chance to defeat all boogie-men, those real and those only imagined - rather than cry in advance on our mass funeral?

Also, could we find enough spirit left in our hearts to defy all those dark predictions of our holy books, showing our gods what metal we are really made of?

May peace be with all of you optimistic souls who dare to believe in our predestination of some avatars capable of creating our personal and global Shangri-La - or Eden for some of you.


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      Gilbert Arevalo 14 months ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      I try to act optimistic about things I care about, and I need people like you to encourage optimistic attitudes. I agree with you that we are exposed to too much negative thinking. People are always ready to expect the worse. Stay optimistic, Val.

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      Vladimir Karas 14 months ago from Canada

      Rachel - I don't have your luxury of religious faith, so I have to rely on my self-cultivated spirituality. Maybe a modest way without a celestial support, but according to my general life conditions I am not doing so bad without it.

      I wish you all the best in 2017 - you surely deserve it! - Val

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      Vladimir Karas 14 months ago from Canada

      Larry - If you keep wishing, some day you may get tired of pessimism; if not before, but when you get older, and in retrospect you realize how all that pessimism only gave you a few diagnoses, because your body followed your example. - Happy new year!

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      Vladimir Karas 14 months ago from Canada

      Allen, my old buddy - Once more you are reminding me how I will forever stay in debt to your generous heart for such words. For, what you are calling my ability to write stops right there, as I can't find the right words to express my appreciation.

      Thank you so much, my friend, it's for the fine people like you that I enjoy turning some ideas and inspirations into literary attempts!

      Besides, your comment was my first birthday present this morning, and it set the festive tone to the rest of my day! - All the best in 2017 to you and to your dear ones! - Your friend Val

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      Rachel L Alba 14 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      My natural instinct is to be a pessimist, but I have faith in God and what He can and will do in His good time and then I can be optimistic.

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      Larry Rankin 14 months ago from Oklahoma

      Wish I could be optimistic.

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      Aliswell 14 months ago from Iowa

      As I finish reading another of you masterful compositions, Val--I find it to be almost "cosmically ordained" that I gravitate to you and your words of wisdom and hopefullness. I take great pleasure in observing and digesting in some small measure--your mastery in the literary and philosophical arts.

      Thank you, my friend, for all your gifts of enlightenment. We that suffer the dark, dreary, grayness of the cold Iowa winter-- salute you, and appreciate the opportunity to read and assimilate into our own reality-- the concepts that have made you "at peace" as you enter your Seventy Second year, here, in our shared reality.

      Val, you arrived this time here--on this, our Orb of Existence, about 3 weeks ahead of me. You, however, have been this way many times before, and I appreciate you leading those of us newer-bies, towards a better destination!