When a whole lot of things are not going your way, it can be quite difficult to find a bit of optimism, seemingly impossible, in fact. But hold on, do you remember the old “is the glass half-empty, or half-full" adage? Well, it serves a dual purpose. If you find yourself thinking that “the glass really is half-empty, " it serves as a wake up call to the need for an attitude adjustment. On the other hand, if you think “the glass is half-full"-then you've just touched on another of the natural laws, the Law of Polarity. The fact that everything has an equal and exact opposite.
The Universal Law of Polarity is like a self-inflicted “reality check. " It's a glimpse into the other side, typically the bright, fun, successful side that is the equal and exact opposite to the dark, boring, and failure ridden side. It helps minimize negative vibrations, that when left to reverberate on their own makes it harder to claw away from. Instead, when the polarity is applied, positive vibrations are created making it all but impossible to stay pessimistic. Almost an instant dose of sunshine!
Celeste stormed in and slammed the door so hard, the house shook. She could not believe that Grace was awarded the prized Spunk account. Celeste felt that she was always being passed over for the large accounts and she was beginning to doubt her performance. She didn't want to ruin her husband's evening by complaining about her day, so she sat down with some relaxing music and tried to think about her problem objectively. She found a sheet of paper and drew a line down the center of the page. In the left column she listed her dark thoughts and feelings, and in the right, the polar, light opposite. For example, she thought that she was being passed over for the large accounts and that made her rather upset. After reflecting for several minutes, she realized that her boss had to have a great deal of confidence in her abilities to leave her in charge of several mid-sized accounts with practically no supervision. The longer she sat there with her list, the more she realized that Grace had actually received the short end of the stick. By the time her husband walked in, Celeste was sporting a million watt smile, he never would have guessed that she had been in a fierce mood a mere hour earlier. A wonderful evening, and a great outlook on work the next morning was simply the result of taking a few minutes to search for the opposite of her negativity.
The next time life appears to not be progressing according to plan, and you feel your mood heading way south, just think of that Half-FULL glass-visualize it. Then start listing the polar opposite of everything that had been showing up. In no time, you'll be turning that “frown upside down. " (Whoever came up with that little bit of optimism sure knew a thing or two about polarity!)
Eva Gregory is the author of The Feel Good Guide to Prosperity . All rights reserved.