Why you can’t move away from the negativity that plagues your life.

When Scott Summers, a member of the X-Men, first discovers his superpower, it comes in the form of an uncontrolled blast of energy from his eyes that destroys everything in it’s path when his emotions surge.

Until the young man learns to control these beams of energy, he causes a lot of damage to himself and his surroundings.

It is only his visor that finally gives him relief of the sporadic head pains and control of his vicious power.

But unlike Scott’s eyes, our glare does not destroy the things we look at, but instead destroys our lives as we focus on them.

 

Don’t we all have this power?

 

Our brains have worked very hard over many years of our human existence to protect us from predators.

Whether it was the saber-toothed tiger, an attack from the next village over, or losing our mate to a stronger man, our brain has evolved to spot danger and send us warning signals.

It is like that beam of burning energy from our eyes, drawing us in, wherever we may look, always analyzing and sending stress chemicals through our body.

The problem is, we no longer have saber-toothed tigers to watch out for yet the brain continues to spend massive amounts of energy on searching for anything that is a potential threat.

We took things that hurt our ego, self-esteem, or social status and conditioned the brain to identify them as threats.

This is why it is so much easier for us to zero in on the negativity and ignore the beautiful things of life. We are wired to look out for it. We must “survive.”

If we don’t fit in with our looks or behaviors, people won’t like us and our social status is threatened. If we don’t make money, we don’t eat. If we don’t find a partner, we will die alone. If we don’t find a job we love, we will live a life with no purpose, and “waste our time here on earth,” as we think.

All of these things consume our minds and a massive amount of our energy is spent focused on these “threats.” We go around grumbling at all of the negatives of life because that is all we are focused on and where our eyes go, energy flows.

 

We need a visor of our own

 

Just like Scott, we at first cannot control where the blast of negative optic force is directed. This force is more powerful than our will to control it and we submit to it’s vicious pull.

 

Psychologists have known for a long time that in order to change a behavior or thought pattern, we must not try to change it with “all of our might.”

The more we focus on NOT doing a thing, the harder it becomes to fight it because our minds process everything as an image.

So even though we try hard to NOT see our lack, that image remains at the forefront of our thoughts.

To make a change, we must create new images, new directions, new goals to focus on. The only “threats” we have are ones we create in our thoughts. We must simply shift our focus.

We need our own optic visor, a shield of the mind or sight, if you will. We must not look in the direction of that which brings us down but instead, focus our eyes on where we DO want to go.

Think of your eyes as beams of light, whatever you shine at, you will gravitate towards.

Sure, you cannot simply avoid your bills and assume they will magically disappear. We need to work these things out, But…

If we wish to change, if we wish to live a more vibrant, positive, directed life, if we wish to rid ourselves of the negativity that we are magnetically drawn to, we must shift our focus and set our eyes on a new direction.

It will take a lot of practice, but soon, you will harness the power of your mind and just like Scott Summers, use it to your advantage, to get you to where you want to go.

There is a better way to live!

Thank you for reading! I am nearing the release of my BOOK, based on living the extraordinary life. Find it (HERE) 🙂

 

 

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My name is Michael Ivanov. I speak and write in hopes of inspiring folks to find a better way to live. Say Hi on Facebook or Instagram and follow my page for future posts and events 🙂 Let’s grow together.

 

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