I did something really nerdy this morning. I was thinking about life (as I usually do while getting ready for work) and was considering the battle we have between trying to think and focus on positive outcomes, thoughts, etc. and the fact our minds wander at times and negativity creeps in. Sometimes that negative thought or energy comes at you in a rush and can really have you buggin out. It'll have you looking at things from a skewed perspective and seeing stuff that may not atually be there. So, to combat that sometimes you really have to snatch the wheel and force yourself to cut the BS and get that out of your mind, so as not to actually create or manifest the negative outcome. It's OK to see and recognize it as a possibility, but you certainly don't want to invest yourself in it, because we many wise men and women have told us, things don't come TO us, they come THROUGH us. So, focus and attention are very important in how we navigate life's journey. Anyway, that was what I was pontificating during this morning's quiet time while getting ready for work. Here's where the surprisingly nerdy thing comes in. So, as I was thinking about all this (I had to give myself such a pep talk, and snatch my mind's wheel away from negative thoughts/energy late last night/early this morning) at some point I thought about Blue Beetle from DC Comics.
I haven't really read comics in my life, but in the last several years I've gotten into them via animated films, live action films, and TV shows. I recently finished season 2 of Young Justice on Netflix, and Blue was a part of the team. He's got this Scarab on his back that talks to him and controls the suit he wears and its powers. So, I was there thinking/talking this stuff out to myself (yes, I think out loud when I'm alone. Fuck you and your judgement), and caught myself making a Blue Beetle//Scarab analogy about this real life shit. But it made sense.
The Scarab tosses out some Bullshit at Jaime and they struggle for control of his thoughts and actions. The scarab is that negative voice that speaks to you and tells you all the stuff it needs to try to throw you off. Anyway, in the beginning Jaime and the Scarab fought for control.
But after a series of events (I won't mention them in case you want to watch the show) they finally realize the best way to handle things is to work together and balance their efforts as much as possible. Balance is very important. In fact, I have a tattoo to remind myself of it. So, the moral of the story is that as much as possible we need to balance ourselves and our attention. We can't let the Scarab of Negativity take over and run wild. It causes havoc and can really cripple us and those around us.