First off, I don’t think media is evil.
It is but a reflection of how the majority of society thinks, and, in turn it reinforces that same thinking. Which is less than beneficial if you are (or aspire to be) an entrepreneur. You can’t keep putting crap in your head if you desire to be an empowered entrepreneur who lives outside the “Box.”
Before the age of TV and radio, when the media has not yet become such an intrusive force in our lives, news was received from one’s immediate surrounding. Family, friends and maybe the village. The circle ended there.
Bad news was rare, mostly involving natural disasters (flood, drought), accidents (fire), or the occasional crime committed by a local. Life revolved around work and family. News was about local things, and spread by word of mouth.
Today, it is very different.
A gruesome murder on the other side of the country? It will be on the evening news. Including interviews with all the neighbors who want to be on TV. Terrorist kills 58 in Afghanistan? You get a video loop. Extreme poverty in the third world? There is inevitably an in-depth report on the nitty-gritty details of being miserable.
These may not be the best examples, but they will serve to illustrate the point. We are constantly inundated with a barrage of low-vibration energy. We have created a society where we send out specially trained people to gather and present all this for us, 24/7. At home, at work, in our car, at the gym, in line at the grocery store, at the bank, and on our gadgets wherever we are. This is all information that is designed and packaged to make us feel bad; that is removed from creativity, inspiration, good (or God, if you will).
If you plug in, soon you will feel there is an inherent evil in the world. We start to look at the universe as an unfriendly, uncomfortable place to be in. I know, I’ve been there.
Don’t buy into this illusion, no matter how much the presenters seem to believe in it. There is nothing good that can come out of it. First, realize that this steady flow of low energy is dangerous and addictive. When you listen to such messages, take a moment out and ask yourself: “Is this how I want to feel?” “Is it to my benefit to keep watching this?”
I don’t watch TV. (Well, only sports, every now and then.) I don’t plug into everyday news. Does that make me ignorant of the world? No. I use carefully selected sources on the Internet to keep me up to date. I am aware. And awareness is what will help you discern useful information from low energy info-junk. Start by becoming aware of what you allow into your mind when you’re watching TV, reading the news, or browsing the internet.
Getting worked up over something from these sources is a strong signal for defense needed against these assaults on the soul.
Defense, great, but how to?
First, remember, no matter how terrible you feel about the bad news, there is nothing you can do to change it. There is no “undo” button on the remote. Nor can we eliminate hatred if we elect to become hateful. We would be like those who see the world that way and broadcast on it as such.
However, by feeling inspired, grateful and in tune with ourselves we have the opportunity to be a small force to transcend and convert these low energies into higher ones. That is the best service we can do for ourselves, our families and our community. The alternative to being dragged down into the mud when exposed to such messages is to instantly remind ourselves that we refuse to match our energies with something so uninspiring. This technique may help you stay informed as well as inspired. Practiced enough ultimately you reach a point where it becomes natural to avoid uninspiring energy. By being inspired we make a dent in all the negativity surrounding us. By “opting out” of the bad news and political quarreling and whatnot, we take a stand and inspire others to take time out of their force-fed illusion of an unfriendly, conflict-ridden, agitated world.