Positivity is not a SWEET THIN SHELL wrapped around negativity like an M&M.
Positivity is in the code of your DNA expressed throughout the entire genome of the human being.
Positivity is in your DNA. It is not just a learned, adaptive response to life to make it seem more bearable.
Positivity is in your genetic make-up, in your chromosomes, and in the nature of creation and being.
It’s just that basic.
Positivity expresses the movement toward life, aliveness, meaning, and the good life that cause the process of life to unfold, to evolve, and to become an even greater expression of itself that’s YOU.
The neural channels of positivity aren’t the same as negativity. A simpler way of saying this is that the brain neuropathways that are neuropositive are different from those that are negative. It’s a different system.
Health is not just the opposite of illness; it is its own system in the brain.
Illness, as a matter of fact, is a separate system developing differently than this system of health and flourishing.
Positivity is more like the meaning of the word “heliotropic,” which means light seeking or growth seeking. It is in the nature of the seed to seek the light, and it is in our nature as “human seeds” to do the same.
Your DNA is coded with a need for making meaning in your life. It is coded for you to have a sense of direction. You are coded, at the basic level of your being, to DEVELOP all the days of your life.
That development is DNA grounded in your requirement as a human being to find your sense of personal significance.
That sense comes from the way you make meaning in life.
If you are a sour cynic about life, you will likely look like you are. You will take on the nature of that cynicism in the very nature of your being and your physical expression.
Not only will you not look like a happy camper, but your sense of meaning in life that provides for you a sense of the good life, the well-lived life, and a life of vision, will have faded.
Positivity is expressed in the developmental stages of life, not only in childhood but in those after 50, in the second half and the last third of life. There are stages and transitions that are about meaning-making.
You may retire from a job you had for 35 years, but you do not retire from the job of making meaning and growing toward the light of new meaning.
© Dr. William K. Larkin