Distancing ourselves from the negative in life does not mean sinking heads in the sand, denying, resisting, ignoring, or otherwise refusing to pay attention to the negative.
Distancing from the negative includes acknowledging the inevitable negative conditions in life, and then turning to the positive. Turning to the positive is how we distance ourselves from the negative. The positive realm is the only effective realm in which we can get to work relieving the negative.
We cannot create the positive, i.e. the solution, by continuing to focus negatively on the negative. And, we cannot create the positive if we ignore the negative.
Don’t wallow in the negative. We can go there, we can acknowledge the negative, we must acknowledge the negative, for that acknowledgment is crucial in creating and strengthening the desire for the positive opposite.