What is Your Perspective? Positive or Negative?

It is all about the perspective, isn’t it?

We are the ones who choose how to view something.Rainbow in my backyard

It is free will … YOUR free will to choose.

Someone may complain about the rain, but another may relish in it, see the rainbow and know the flowers are very glad for a drink.

It is hard to always see the positive in some things, especially when it is a difficult time or situation. It may even take years to recognize that there really was something good about this or that problem you had so many years ago. We often learn hard lessons from difficult people or times. But, good does come. Oftentimes, people remark they learned so much about themselves, they are stronger, they are wiser, etc.

What will you choose? Will you be negative or positive about a situation?

Do you make the best of it? Do you see the good in it all or only see the negative?

Here are some common terminology that is often used to describe negative and positive people.Flowers are nourished in the rain.

What people say about a negative person:

  • He is bringing us down
  • Such a bummer/Such a downer
  • He is so dark
  • He sucked the fun right out of that
  • So full of fear

What people say about a positive person:

  • She is so bright
  • How uplifting
  • She lightens up the room
  • So loving
  • She has an air about her

It is interesting to note that the negative is low, dark and dense while the positive is described as light, high and airy. Is it that negative comes from fear and the positive comes from love? I think so.

It really is your perspective of something. I will say it again, you choose. You choose how to react to each an every person, place or situation.

It can become a habit to use only positive, loving words.

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shreejacob
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 05:47:44

    Nice post Karen 🙂
    Totally agree that it’s perspective and how cool is it that what I realized about love and fear is being confirmed by some of the blog posts I’ve been reading today 😀

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    • Karen Kubicko
      Sep 04, 2013 @ 23:44:42

      Thank you Shree!
      It is fun when you write something and then you see it everywhere you go. It is the law of attraction/the Secret for sure … in action.
      What a nice theme to find!
      xoxo
      Karen

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  2. Cheryl Alsippi
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 11:04:31

    Perspective is soooooo important. We should try to stay in the light, especially since it is our choice.

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    • Karen Kubicko
      Sep 04, 2013 @ 23:47:33

      Hello Cheryl,
      I thought it was interesting that I realized, in writing this post, that common sayings we often hear in passing can be interpreted literally. Light is positive.
      It really is how we react, view and respond to something. I agree with you on always trying to stay in the light. Absolutely.
      xoxo
      Karen

      Reply

  3. The Other Side of Ugly - Letters to Humanity
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 14:19:31

    It sure can become a great habit Karen. Good reminder for all of us. XXOO Sheri

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  4. Words From the Moon
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 18:15:08

    What a great post with a great reminder to tweak our perspective and really try to look at the positive. I really try to make that my way of being, and it feels much better to see the light!

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  5. my secret love for you
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 21:47:22

    Hi Karen, nice post, very important subject this one, it is so important that it can be the key to be happy in life. Let me tell, you I’m not sure what or which one is may path in this life, but I was a very different person a couple of years ago. I used to be so concerned about everything, suffering for all those things that were about to come, but after a change in my life, things are different now, and I stress less and I have a very different point of view of for what or why bad things happen. Definitively been positive has a lot to do with it, but I think that have the understanding of that life, your life, is not about things, is the most important piece in this puzzle called LIFE.

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    • Karen Kubicko
      Sep 05, 2013 @ 22:01:29

      Hello My Secret,
      You are so right. Things that happen in life seem so different when we react in a positive way, seeing too, the whole picture. I agree too, it is not things, it is the experiences. For sure!
      Namaste,
      Karen

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  7. bluebutterfliesandme
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 13:51:19

    Excellent info Karen!

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  8. bluebutterfliesandme
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 14:02:30

    Perspective is everything. As I was studying my American History, I was thinking of the atrocity of slavery, then I was wondering, what if it never happened? Would I have my best friend Pamella, who is African American? What if I had had a child? Would I still have met and known the people I know? From my recent sadness, I was thinking if I could go and change anything, would I? The answer is No, I would not. I have to stand from the place that I am in, in this moment and find the most positive perspective.

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    • Karen Kubicko
      Sep 10, 2013 @ 14:05:51

      Hello Sue,
      Awesome perspective! Yes, would not seeing the bad prevent us from saying, no, I don’t want that. (As Abraham would say… I would not pick the green beans in the smorgasbord of life.)
      Thank you!
      xoxo
      Karen

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  9. bluebutterfliesandme
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 14:12:25

    I meant I would say no to changing anything in my past. No do-overs. Everything is as it should be. Change my vibratory alignment if it is not right and it has not been right, or rather it has not been aligned with what is in my vibratory escrow. So now, today, I will change the channel, get on the station that plays “Sindy is So happy!” I really love that song.

    ☆ ♥
    *`•.¸(¯`•♥•´¯)¸.•♥ ☆ ♥•
    ☆ º ` `•.¸.•☆ ´

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  10. Jacki SeiWell
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 08:19:48

    I have recently spent a week helping a lady I met who had surgery and could not get any of her “regular” friends to stay with her. I remained calm most of the time though I will say by the end of the week I was understanding the “why” of it all. lol Since I have finally moved into my own apartment after living with daughter/family for over two years, I am regaining some serenity being in my own space again, and finding a more positive space. This last week was a good reminder for me. It amazes me still how quickly that positive attitude can leave us when the energy is sucked out of the room.

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    • Karen Kubicko
      Sep 15, 2013 @ 14:38:51

      Hello Jackie,
      Yes, it can be blatantly obvious that we are truly effected by negativity…. as you put it, “the energy sucked out of the room.” As we become more aware of only wanting to be around the positive, we avoid the negative.
      xoxo
      Karen

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  11. nutsfortreasure
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 21:16:46

    POSITIVE but suffocating in a sea of Negativity
    😦

    I will stay positive NO MATTER WHAT lol

    Reply

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