Mother Teresa, said "when you have a pro-peace demonstration I will be there." She knew the power of focusing on what she wanted - not on pushing against what she did not. She knew fighting weakens, and what we resist persists.
It's the 21 Century and people are finally starting to do things a little bit differently. Their language is changing around things that are important to them. Their slogans are changing. Stand Up To Cancer was a great example when it began. Listen and you will hear that people are not using the slogan of fighting against cancer much any more. I was so excited back when I saw the first PSA for Stand up to Cancer in a movie theater. This was a movement where the people involved understood the importance of keeping a positive attitude especially in the way you language things.
We're finally starting to get it. We are finally shifting our attention to the positive side, the lighter side and in other PSA's the more humorous side. To release things we don't want by shifting our script on what we talk about in our lives.
When issues get really hot your inspiration for a new way has to get fired up. And while we don't officially have a war against health care or its reform yet. We have all the battles and skirmishes and vitriolic language to make us think we do. Enter an honest humorous approach to getting information, statistics and new ways of looking at health care reform... and you have Billionaires for Wealthcare . At rallies and meetings they break out in song, humor and some satire to shift the negative pushing.
Their inspiration for a different way to handle a thorny issue using a positive spin and humor - can give us ideas for so many areas of our lives. Where can you shift from fighting against to standing up for what you want? Where can you shift your language and your focus away from what is not working for you and instead give your attention to what IS? What you are grateful for? What are you enjoying now, what makes your heart sing? Open up your focus and attract more of those thoughts, ideas, circumstances and events into your life.