August 27, 2011
Back in November 2008 after a life changing experience I came to realise that what & who I listen to had a serious affect on my life and I felt bad about the country I lived in and generally what was going on around the world at that time the economic difficulties began, they were taking over the news and consumed people like wild fire.
I remember one day sitting down as I had always done to watch a well known ‘news2 channel in the UK. It was only at the end of the broadcast when they said “..and on a positive note!!”
It was that moment that I heard the question in my head ring so loudly I was deafened by it, the internal dialogue, I began to question what I had heard. The dialogue went something like this.
“On a positive note, what does that mean?”
“Well if they are saying at the end that it ends on a positive note then what has been before?”
“In that case they have just admitted that they had filled my head with the opposite negative?”
“Is this why I think the world is full of bad news?”
“Why was I questioning such an establishment?”
“Why was I still sat there watching?”
“Was the James Bond movie not far from the truth?”
I am sad to say and in actual fact wish to share I have been moved by a video I have seen that made me FEEL GREAT it has taken an long time! People being nice, not the stuff we are fed through the box often in the corner of our living rooms.
I once heard someone I have a lot of respect for tell me through an audio CD about someone he quoted called Tom Connelly who said “Your actions crack louder than thunder above your head, I cannot hear the words you speak”
I promptly turned off the TV and threw out the newspapers. To this day I have not watched a news broadcast or read a newspaper. My life is unaffected and enjoy the time spent instead with my family, more importantly I have broken the habit for my son and daughter. I am going to find “GOOD NEWS” and bring it here. I would like to ask that we all SHARE OUR GOOD NEWS, or news that is compelling and represents human decency and good, positive images and links.
I WANT MORE POSITIVE NOTES. PLEASE POST THEM.
Thank you in anticipation.