THE NEWS- SOMETIMES I NEED TO REVIEW MY OWN RULES
Hello Again Dear Friends,
For many years now I have diligently been following my simple 5 step exercises for daily happiness. They are simple, easy, and always make me feel good.
So, I start each day with this daily ritual:
WATCH AND LISTEN TO LESS NEWS
I think I have stayed with this program so consistently because it's just plain easy, and it works for me.
First thing when I wake up in the morning I put a smile on my face. Next I go through a fun list of wonderful things to appreciate, always having a good time coming up with new items.
I then remind myself that we are all unique individuals and it is my job to allow others to be who they are and not try to make and want others to see the world the way I do. The fourth item is to forgive, maybe not forget, but to forgive basically everyone for everything, and most importantly forgive myself.
Now, I must admit that I have been messing up a little with the last item on the list. I always strive to be somewhat well informed, but with the recent drama of our elections my interest for the news has grown to the point where last week it started to actually affect my well being.
I finally had to remind myself that the news we get today, for a large part, is not the unopinionted review of events but rather intended to be BIG TIME ENTERTAINMENT. Many of the big name "reporters" earn millions of dollars annually to entertain us just like an ordinary TV show, a movie, or a sporting event.
I don't watch much TV news so it's online that I get much of my news information from the Yahoo website. They regularly quote news sources from CNN, Bloomberg, NY post, Fox, Washington Post, Huffington and numerous others. They all report on basically the same stories yet their take on the events of the day are so different.
If their reporting, about the same topics, are different, then where is the truth? It's this very question that has caused me some frustration. Shouldn't the same event have a similar narrative describing it? Well, of course it does not!
How then do we ever discern the truth or....... do we stick our head in the sand and not care or know what's going on?
Personally I like to be at least moderately informed about what is going on around me and my world, and here's what I'm doing to help me with the truth.
First I make myself aware that almost every news source has some agenda be it political or personal. With that said I'm practicing daily to reach inward and ask my energetic higher self to assist me in knowing the truth. It's actually becoming a fun exercise where I close my eyes and just ask for "the truth" about a certain story.
It's interesting but the answer almost always comes and that gives me a satisfaction and certainty which I enjoy.
Media is big business almost always aimed at selling us something. Our job is to learn how to sort through "the noise" and discern what truth is.
Happy Holidays to all!
With love and appreciation.