How do you Overcome Negativism?

It seems that the doom-sayers are ever with us. It’s so hard to be positive these days. We’re surrounded by setbacks, disappointments, challenges, non-sensical initiatives, pessimism, and the ever-present suggestion that things are just getting worse!

I’ve given up on the ‘news’ because it’s the same old repeated sensationalism which I suspect is designed to promote existing opinions rather than seek new realities. Mass shootings, the current conflict in Ukraine, fresh outbreaks of Covid, all predominate. Where’s the good news?

My insight is that it is right in front of our eyes! It’s reflected in Nature. Consider, in every natural process, Nature not only endures and evolves, it prevails!

Recent TV shows make a compelling case for the durability of Nature. They suggest that were mankind to be totally removed from this earth, Nature would remove every trace that we’d ever been here. And all this would occur in just a very few years.

Surely, this is telling us something we need to know. We, mankind, are not ‘in-charge’ here. We do not command ‘reality’; we are likely being tolerated as a short-term intervention.

The spirit of nature reflects a grander design. I can no longer ignore the conclusion that there’s a Creator/Source’s tendency towards perfection and there’s nothing we can do to change this.

That’s the good news! There’s a force greater than our selfish desires and it will prevail. We can do our worst, and this will continue to fail in the face of what is continuously presented to us as the way that has to prevail.

As my sainted Scottish aunt told me, ‘Laddie, the lessons will repeat until ye’ve learned them’

I’m certainly ready to learn; are you?


  • David E.C. Huggins

    David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world. He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy. Huggins David