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On Being Positive

Apr 5, 2022 | Daily Trek, F*ck the Bucket List

On Being Positive - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

A Positive Perspective

I had a ride-sharing driver today who instructed me on being positive before we even exchanged one word. I simply sat back and listened. He spent the weekend at a workshop and was sharing what he learned. It was fascinating to experience his excitement about becoming aware that perspective matters.

When we arrived at my destination, he turned around and said, “now, try to be positive for just one day.” I thanked him and then had to smile because for me, it goes way beyond being positive; it’s about understanding that we live on this beautiful planet and we came here to be human and experience life; all of it.

Our mindset plays a great role in how our life actualizes. We don’t always have to be seduced by suffering or darkness. It can be addictive, but we can also imagine how, sometimes, positive things can happen in the down times that bring in darkness. We can also become aware of how, in moments of despair, positive things can occur—kindness from strangers, friends, family and ourselves.

When we become clear about our purpose, we find a certain level of inner peace emerge. We will be more grounded, and when we feel grounded, we can begin to help others.

It’s A State of Mind

Notice how grounded people act and the positive energy we project. When we are not grounded, we are not connected to the Earth and therefore feel lost. This creates negative energy and, before we know it, we are swirling in a mess, creating problems and stuck in suffering.

A truly grounded person does not need validation from everyone he or she interacts with to have a positive outlook. It is more of a state of mind and how we see the world. Grounded people allow ourselves to experience sadness, healthy fear, or disappointment, as we understand the flow of life and know that our challenges don’t define us.

When we feel we’re in balance, we’re in touch with ourselves and let our intuition guide us. It means we’re beginning to fix the mess we may find ourselves in. There are many paths up a mountain—which one is healthy for you?

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