Should we stop complaining?
What are we doing when we complain?
I have read that complaining and telling our personal stories of woe and bad luck to others helps to perpetuate how we view our lives and that negative thoughts and attitudes are part of the way we actually create and view our personal reality. So I made the decision to cease complaining or at least be more aware when I do complain. What am I doing when I complain?
Today, I noticed myself complaining in a regular conversation. I can’t even remember what all I said, but I made some meaningless statements of complaint about my situation, one being that I had two sore toes that were real painful which are the result of a bad self inflicted pedicure. Was I focusing on something I don’t want for a reason?
Some people enjoy complaining, and they actually seem to have complaining contests on a regular basis, telling stories of woe and trying to top someone else’s sad story. I invite you to try a complaining fast. Do absolutely no complaining for an entire day if you can. This will help you become aware of your daily focusing on negative things in your life.
Right now, see if you can remember something you complained to someone about today, or noticed yourself the next time you find yourself in a complaining contest.
I'm not saying that it is 'wrong' to complain. I am evaluating what the act of complaining is creating in our personal perception of reality. Quantum reality implies that what we observe and believe and keep our attention on is what we create and perceive as "reality." Reality is our perceptions. We create and perceive it with our thoughts, intentions, beliefs and observations. The illusion of the Dream is reality because we believe it is. Change your attention, change your attitude, and you will change your reality.