Revolution Against Negativity

by Patrick Liew on November 24, 2014

The best way to stop negativity is to start from the beginning.
Prevention is truly better than cure, so don’t even give it a chance.
Negative thoughts have roots – explore them and nip them in the bud.

Negativity can grow in intensity and strength without being noticed,
Be alert then to every worry, fear and anxiety that seeps into your mind,
Don’t give it the slightest chance to grow in you and entrench itself.

Sometimes we cannot help but experience some negativity in life,
But it’s not a death sentence:  neither perpetual nor universal nor terminal.
The downward spiral of negativity can be stopped, it can even be reversed.

It’s vital to face negativity instead of pretending it does not exist;
Likewise running away from it can be just as destructive as embracing it;
The key to fighting negativity is to acknowledge, confront and transform it.

Challenge negative ways of thinking by harnessing your rational capacities;
Reason with yourself on how negativity can harm and destroy you;
Dispute self-defeating lies, half-truths and distortions you tell yourself.

Push negativity away with positive thoughts, emotions, words and actions;
Immerse yourself in positivity through your senses and your environment;
Solicit feedback, pursue wisdom, force-feed yourself with all things positive.

You can reinvent yourself internally and create a lifestyle of positivity.
Discipline yourself until it becomes a vital, integral, perennial part of you.
Free yourself, soar and meet your dream on wings of positivity.

Go4It!

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Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

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Negativity Wears Many Faces

by Patrick Liew on November 24, 2014

It is a disease that can kill:
Not just the physical body,
Not just the soul and the will,
But societies entire.

It is the modern day curse –
Affecting all types of media.
Nothing can be worse
Than the future it brings.

It is a dark cloud descending,
Pervading mind and heart,
Over many areas looming,
A black, contagious shadow.

It is a tsunami of destruction,
Cascading and ravaging,
Bringing damage and depression;
A slippery slope to failure.

It is a parasite that slowly grows,
Taking root and gaining strength,
Feeding off its willing host.
Does it happen to be you?

It is a lens one sees through,
Turning everything dim, forlorn.
Look outside now, what see you?
Is it the candle or the dark?

Negativity is a road you take
It builds itself into habits
It will make you who you are;
Negativity is a choice you make,
Soaring eagle or wallowing hippo –
Which of the two shall you be?

Go4It!

Visit my Inspiration blog at http://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/

For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/

Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

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Dancing With Life

November 14, 2014

The morning breaks With the sun’s warm glow That kisses your cheeks And paints your world mellow A new life bestowed A new day borrowed A blessing worth counting Until tomorrow Listen, the rooster crows Listen, the bird sings Listen, the wind blows Listen, the world hears Tree tops that sway To the dance of life [...]

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Soaring On The Wings Of Time

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As you face the sunsets of your life One question lingers and begs How did you spend your time? Did you soar high to taste the sweet promises of your future Or did you sour and shrink from the pains of your past? A father spent nineteen years overseas In hard toil and labour Three [...]

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Dark Shadows Of Life

November 6, 2014

Ten years Of pitch-black abyss Of endless bickering And ill-treatment. Ten years Of high hopes gone away Of forever growing dim Of happiness retreating. A stalwart young man to begin with A soul so dead was he found Irresolute, broken Hope, he has forsaken. With a dagger of doubt He charges With a fortress of [...]

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Soaring On The Wings Of Time

November 1, 2014

Life is about capitalizing on the passage of time. It should be a beautiful symphony composed by meaning of the past. It should rise to a crescendo with mindfulness of the present and magic of the future. Unfortunately, many people are trapped in a time warp . They relive their hurts and disappointments. They carry [...]

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Dark Shadows Of Life

October 13, 2014

There are deep-seated emotional issues in life. If these issues are not resolved, they will hold you down. They will prevent you from flying to your dream. Like dark shadows, they hover around you. You may not be conscious about them but they lurk right beside and inside you. They affect you in different way, [...]

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Building A Homeland Together

October 8, 2014

What does it take to build a homeland? How does one cultivate a nation? A people proactive and cooperating, Politically educated and astute, Connecting, collaborating, co-creating, Building lives on their own, Taking pride as a people. What is needed to strengthen a country? How does one harness a citizenry? Ownership over national affairs, A bigger [...]

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A Time For Reflection

October 2, 2014

As you move into the last quarter of 2014, it’s time for personal reflection. A time to take stock of where you came from, why you are here, and where you are heading to. Rene Descartes was famously quoted for the philosophical statement, “Cogito ergo sum. ” It means, I think. Therefore, I am. I [...]

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You Are Gifted!

October 2, 2014

I participated in a dialogue with Mr. Stephen Yam-wing Yip, Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Life-wide Learning & Library) of the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Together with a group of educational leaders, we engaged him in an insightful and interesting discussion about educational reform. Midway through the interaction, he casually dropped what I believed to be [...]

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