Each and every day we are bombarded with all sorts of messages floating around in the cosmos. They arrive through various messengers including the news, our politicians, e-mails, friends, colleagues and kids.

If we don’t watch out, we can become wrapped into a wild web of fear, frustration, irritation, and drama. Before we know it, we think the world in which we live in is crumbling and falling apart. We then become committed to the idea that we are going to fail in one way or another…we are going to lose our jobs…there is going to be no opportunity…and more.

The other day I was asked by a friend what I thought of a trial that was going on. “Isn’t it awful how that girl died?” my friend asked.  I stopped her then and there and said, “I don’t know anything about it and I don’t want to hear more.” It isn’t that I don’t care or want to be callous, but I want to protect my mind and my reality.

For instance, today there are big puffy clouds floating around in a soft blue sky. I am listening to Swedish folk music, and as far as I know it everything is OK with the people I know and love. There is no doubt that there is suffering and horrible things going on down the street or across the seas, but what good is it going to do me to fill my mind with such stories? (unless I am going to commit myself to action surrounding an issue, of course!)

When we fill our minds with the ills of the world, it is quite easy to forget what needs to be done in our relatively drama free lives.


– We tend to lose our creativity

– We become doomsdayers

– We don’t pour ourselves into work as we should

– Negativity rubs off on our children

– We feel miserable and purposeless

– We become addicted to negativity

– Our relationships can suffer

The list can go on and on…

We have two choices in the world that include: (1) Choosing to see the beauty in the world and fill our minds with inspiration, or (2) Filling our minds with constant negativity.

There are miracles occurring around us each day – the question is…are we going to choose to be in the frame of mind to see them?

Just to spice up your day…check out Coldplay’s video Every Teardrop is a Waterfall:

Make it a bold day!

– Jen Engevik

Project Be Bold