The Decision to Stop Absorbing Negative News & Feed Your Soul Something Better

What you read forms part of the nourishment you are giving to your mind, and therefore to your body. Your mind impacts your health. For more on that check out the blog: The Mind Behind Your Health.

For a healthy mind and body, be aware of what you absorb. It's not just the food you eat which nourishes your well being, it's all the stimulus and information you absorb like a sponge. If you don't make conscious decisions about what you're willing to let into your consciousness, then you'll run on auto-pilot and unwittingly open yourself up to soaking in whatever content happens to be in front of you… good or bad, positive or negative, uplifting or fear-provoking.

Much of what we are fed in the mainstream media is needlessly negative. My husband Aaron and I believe in balance, it's good to be aware of what is going on in our world and to do whatever we individually are capable of in order to make a difference and bring about changes in the world. However, reading endless platters of negative news, which play on and provoke fear, and do nothing to point to solutions, isn't doing anyone any good.

Balance your life by absorbing information that lifts you up, reminds you of the good in the world, and extends your knowledge of what you can do for your own health, happiness and wellbeing. Start feeding your soul what it needs in order to thrive.

What you focus on expands. Where your attention goes, energy flows. What you think about you bring about. What you believe, think and feel become the circumstances of your life. 

Aaron and I no longer watch the television news. Nor do we read newspapers. We do scan the online mainstream news every few days to stay abreast of what is going on in our world, but we don't dwell within it. Instead we spend the time reading and watching material which adds value and joy to our lives, and lifts our consciousness.

With love, Bernadette

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2 Responses

  1. This post has helped me in my own desire to “unplug” fromnegative news media. I am not normally a news junkie, but I often feel guilty for not keeping up with the news. However, I feel haunted by the negative stories and can’t seem to get past them – especially when I hear about other people’s suffering that I cannot alleviate. So I try to fill my day with positive and educational sources of information that help me feel empowered. It is reassuring to know that I’m not the only one who can’t stand the evening news.

    1. Hi Emily, great to hear you’re making that decision for yourself! And I’m sure there are many people who can easily listen to the evening news and not be so affected by it, but some of us are more sensitive to it and if you’re one of those people then I celebrate your proactive and conscious choice to be selective about what you read/listen to. I do believe that for those interested in staying abreast of world affairs, that we can keep ourselves generally informed of world events without daily absorption of intense news coverage in depth. There is a fine balance. I send you warmest wishes Emily! B 🙂

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