There is an old axiom that says, so you sow, so shall you reap.
As you sow, so shall you reap, and As a man sows, so shall he reap. Proverbs.
Things will happen to you good or bad, according to how you behave.
Your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind.
Let’s forget for the moment that we first heard this in the bible. I stand by my question “can hate to kill you?”
The answer is an unequivocal yes.
There is this philosophy that what you put out into the world will come back to you. If you are benevolent and kind and charitable that will come back to you.
I heard a preacher once who lived in pretty austere conditions by choice. His way of living was to lead by example, and he would say things like if me living like this and doing what I do affords others to live in mansions, then I have fulfilled my destiny.
Who among us would say that and mean it?
Who among us would give up what comfort our toils have brought us, to make someone else’s life better? Giving to charity is one thing, giving it all to where you are living in squalor, is another.
We don’t have any scientific evidence that there is anything after death. We cannot prove that there is a heaven or hell. Christians and Jews have to take it on faith. I cannot speak for other religions as I have not studied them. With over 4000 different denominations of Christianity, we have enough to sort out among ourselves.
You have no doubt heard people say that they are sending positive thoughts your way or good vibes.
I have seen people who were just miserable. They were Debbie Downer, or it was as if a black cloud was always over them. If it were not for bad luck, they would have no luck at all. If negative things are what they focus on guess what, that is what they will get in return.
Call it Karma or vibes or the teachings of Jesus. Lousy mojo will get you bad mojo in return.
We cannot explain this scientifically, we just know that it happens.
Pollyanna if you remember her, or that book, she was like the eternal optimist. What she said made sense.
If you look for the bad in life, you will find it.
If you seek the negative in people you will not be disappointed, you will find it.
If you want to be mad and angry and full of hatred, you will be.
If we take the converse of that, would it work?
If you looked for the good in folks, do you think you would find it?
If you woke up tomorrow and said, I am not going to be angry any longer, how would that work?
This is not an easy thing to do as the world is telling you to hate.
The media is selling hate and giving you dozens of reasons to hate.
The media is killing us!
The war between Trump and the media is having unintended consequences as we can no longer have a civil discourse if we are on opposite sides of the fence. To be fair, late-night comedians and Hollywood are doing their parts to keep us all hating everything.
When you or I am angry, our bodies produce something called cortisol. I have written about this before, but it bears repeating. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and the more often you have it, the shorter your life will be. The media is perpetuating this hate. They want you and I angry!
When we are angry we will not think objectively, in fact, we are very prone to action when we are emotional.
Don’t believe me watch a conservative news person try to interview someone on the left. There will be fireworks as there is no objectivity. A woman rammed her car into a man’s car who had a Trump sticker on his. Assault with a deadly weapon, just because he supported Trump.
Trump should probably stop tweeting so much as he triggers so many so quickly. The media takes every tweet and dissects it making something from it that he did not mean.
The first thing we must do to dismantle this, and realize that we are being played. Forget the press for just a few moments and look at the state of this country as a whole.
- American leadership abroad is much stronger, we are respected again.
- Our economy is as strong as it has been in some time.
- The stock market is crazy good.
- America is first on the world stage.
- Over 3 million jobs have been created.
- 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created.
- 337,000 construction jobs created.
- Unemployment down to 3.8 %
- 6 million job openings currently
- Historic tax cuts which have given most Americans more take-home
- Unnecessary regulations rolled back allowing businesses to grow.
- Dodd-Frank has been eased back on.
- We are getting more free and fair trade with other countries
I could go on and on, but the point is the MSM is not reporting any of this. Why…they want us pissed off.
I have some friends on Facebook who are leftist. One said some things about Trump which were hateful and untrue. I did not argue with them. I just sent them the tweet in question and the argument was over. They took some facts from some news agency about one of his tweets and called for his impeachment for being stupid. Once he saw the actual tweet, he backed off.
I am no sycophant for Trump. I look at the facts, and they are out there if you want to see them.
The alternative is to stay mad and angry, and fall lock step into the crazy agenda put forth by those who want to destroy this country just to blame it on our President. How foolish is that if you think about it?
He is our president. If you are an American, he is your president. This is your country. Don’t you think it would be a good idea to want him to succeed?
The Russian conspiracy is going to fall apart if Republicans can hold the house and senate. The truth about what went on in our government needs to come out and be dealt with so no president in the future on either side can be manipulated by a corrupt DOJ.
There is one set of laws in this country, and they need to apply to all of us equally. Currently, that is not the case, and it needs to be fixed.
If you want to live long and prosper, keep in mind that controlling your mood is paramount. Seek that which makes you happy. What makes you laugh! Spend time with those that you love and for God’s sake turn off the telly!
Stalin accurately said that the sharpest weapon in any war was print. Back then they only had the press, and he who controlled the press controlled the people. Today we have 24X7 news and only one station that is not in lockstep with the rest of them.
If you are angry, unplug. Don’t let this shorten your life. We should be able to have a civil conversation about anything. I don’t care if we are on polar opposite positions on the issue, you and I should be able to sit down and converse about whatever the problem is.
Today, sadly that is not the case with many who I know personally.
The media, not Trump, the media has driven a wedge between us. How sad is that?
What they are doing is effectively shortening the lives of millions of people as many are so triggered that they cannot see straight. This is how wars are started, but unlike the civil war of yesteryear, we will not know who is who as we don’t exactly wear a sign saying who we voted for.
I vote for the character of the person, not the party. Usually, it is a choice between the lesser of the two evils which is sad. Just once wouldn’t you like to be excited for who you vote for?
Try this experiment, do your best to only have positive thoughts. Think about family and friends and how much you love them. Turn off the news and if someone comes to you and starts bitching, hold up your hand. Nope, not going to ruin my day, get behind me Satan!
If you toss a rock into a pond the displaced water will eventually have some effect on the shoreline. What we cast out into the world will have an impact on the world. Even if you live by yourself and never leave the house if you are always in a state of misery that is what you will continue to be.
You can change your destiny, but first, you must know how. That answer starts and stops with you.
What do you want in life?
If you want to be happy start by letting go of the anger and realize that much of it is contrived as a way to manipulate the masses.
If cable news has your life filled with hate and despair, cut the cable. Save some money and have more time to spend outside of your home, away from screens.
Taking the dog for a walk is far more gratifying than listening to talking heads whose sole job is to tell you what to think and how to feel.
Cast some good vibes out, and good vibes will come back to you.
Thanks so much for following me here and on Twitter. If you are one of the folks who has read my novels, thank you so much! They are selling nicely around the world, so I guess my take on life through my characters is making a difference.
Much Love -TW