Pronoia Philosophy (Psychology)
Turn towards the light
Pronoia can be defined as the opposite of paranoia.
A person suffering from paranoia suspects that persons or entities (e.g. governments/deities) conspire against them.
A person experiencing pronoia feels that the world around them conspires to do them good or the whole world is conspiring to shower you with blessings.
I actually believe in both. Life is neither that black or white.
The dark side of the world will try to conspire against you – if you choose to live in fear.
There is greed and lust for power and control in this world.
… but the light side will shower you with blessings if you face your fears, turn your face to the light and choose to heal.
The dark side will always be there but it will not affect you.
Just like damaged people no longer control you because you understand them, you get and accept their inability to heal their life and their fears, their need for control.
You have no need to judge them. You can even love them from a distance.
You understand that there is darkness in this world, greed, fear, power plays, dictators and conspiracies but you also understand that the darkness will always be there, you just need to choose which side you’re on, do your work and ignore the drama that is playing out.
In that way you have put your own oxygen mask on and you can help others who want to heal or who are oppressed ‘turn towards the light’ and see the positives also.
Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.
Paranoia – Fear
Pronoia – Love
Pronoia is the prevalent theme in the 1988 novel The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. In it, the protagonist, a young boy is told by an older man to pursue his dreams. He tells the boy, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The book also deals with omens, signs that the universe wants the boy to follow a specific path, which will lead to his goal of fulfilling a dream.
Turn towards the light and let the shadows fall behind you.
Love & baby steps