STATE OF THE WORLD
There is some danger, sitting in front of the TELEVISION for any length of time. You get mainly the unpleasant aspects of life presented as "news", as certain current affairs programs, in police shows, and the like. As you sit watching this unpleasant material, you may have sympathy, anger and other emotions stimulated. You may also blame people for some of what you see.
This can make you very unhappy, frustrated, angry and feel you are powerless.
Realize that although you are big enough, powerful enough to control your TELEVISION set, you do not have the power to make the whole world right for those suffering on your TELEVISION.
Now, realize that you are part of it all. You are a part of the ALL, and you are connected to every part that comes to your attention. Because you are connected, you can help.
You can change all that is wrong with the world as it appears to you in your consciousness.
It is the aggregate of the (greed, for example) of all of us that creates all the greed that is in the world. So as we reduce our own conscious and subconscious level of greed, that is not just one less greedy person, it is less greed in the entire world. (The power and importance of this simple principle is amazing.)
1. Write down everything you can find that is wrong with the world, and the beliefs that might have caused each wrong thing.
2. Preface each belief with "I."
3. Write the positive belief alongside.
You will have a list like:
|I am greedy||I am generous|
|I am cruel||I am kind|
|I'm the only one who is right||Etc.|