Letters From A Better Me
90-Day A Better Me Letters Series
Part I: A Journey of Awareness
What Holds Us Back: The Unstable Foundation
Day 15: How Media Affects My Perspective
I’m actively watching how media affects my perspective. WOW!!!! I never realized how much of my perspective comes from what they are telling me. I not only see what it does to my thoughts, but I can actually feel my body reacting to what I’m seeing and reading. My energy shifts if I read a story where the media is asking me to blame. Sometimes I feel the anger well up inside of me to the point where I feel this inner rage bubbling up under the surface. I can get to the point where I hear a person’s name and instantly my thoughts go into blaming the person for so much of the hate that is going on. I didn’t even realize that I did that before. I was so unconscious of it. On days I am heavily affected, I walk around with a chip on my shoulder. I feel like I’m waiting for someone to rub me wrong.
I can’t even drive down the road without my inner rage boiling over. I hear myself saying, that person probably likes and supports this blaming society we’re in. Then, I realize I’m supporting this blaming cycle by consuming myself with this kind of thinking. What a vicious cycle!
I am also becoming more aware of how the media affects my perspective when I listen, see, and read stories about heroes and good Samaritans. I see how my energy feels lifted and I feel overwhelmed with gratitude and awe of how these people just jumped in to help in the best way they knew how. I feel my body’s energy feel a rush of inspiration. I walk out of the house wanting to smile at strangers, engage with people I can tell don’t feel valued, and just be and do better.
Today, I commit to being mindful of where my thoughts go. I will choose what I listen to, read, and see wisely. I will commit to putting my energy into the life I want to be living.
With Love and Gratitude,
A Better Me
Rachael Wolff ©2019
Don’t forget to read 90-Day A Better Me Series: Day 15 – Buying and Selling Blame in the Media