For a long time now I have been interested in the idea that negativity is an illusion. It serves to keep our minds comfortably just the way they are, however uncomfortable it may seem. It keeps us apart from knowing and seeing, and serves to incite a "fight or flight" response. Thus this fearful mind is not willing to explore that which it fights or flees; it uses energy to repel ideas, to repel unwanted realities.
But here I am, saying negativity is an illusion and yet describing its existence. How can this be? I really don't know. Maybe negativity is just a word originally understood as describing a complex process, and not a state of being.
Negativity exists only because we allow it to; it is areas in our minds where we foster contradictory or incomplete thoughts about the nature of reality. We vainly uphold these ideas in our minds, using and choosing them, when what we should do is drop them and keep searching. It is imagination, just as happiness is. But happiness is more complete imagination. Happiness is letting go of all of your presumptions and accepting that you "know" nothing. You must die, you must let go and let yourself be changed. It is a state of constant flux and interaction with the chaotic stimuli of the world. We were made to handle and be assaulted by all of this chaos at once. Good and Bad will mean nothing, once you act from within.