Erasing negativity in life
By Vinod C. Dixit
Negative thinking creeps into our mind and disrupts its working. If one is positive the effect on others may or may not be positive and the environment may not necessarily become positive.
But when a person is negative the effect definitely rubs on others and the environment becomes negative. Each one of us is negative or positive at some point in our life. How can we control negativity? It all starts again with the mind. Once mind is under control all’s well. Basically, we need to train our mind to think positively.
We can tune our minds and repeatedly think positively to break free of the negativity and its vicious circle. Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean we hate them, it just means that we care about our own wellbeing. Every time we subtract negative from our life, we make room for more positive. The mind is neutral energy and because of this the way we think determines whether the results are positive and beneficial, or negative and harmful. It is the same energy acting in different ways.
There are times when we want to think positively but our mind does not want to open to receive positive and we are angry. Anger is one emotion that can destroy everything one builds throughout one’s life. If we are able to control our anger consciously we can move ahead in life.
We can open our minds and accept what life has to offer with open arms. One must remember that the more negative energy we create the more negative energy we attract. Quite simply, no matter how positive of a person we are, negative people can affect our life, unless we take the right precautions. Life is full of highs and lows, but you don’t have to go up and down with them. We develop from the negatives when we accept them and learn from them.
Often, the mind does not judge or examine thoughts and opinions before accepting them. If what it hears, sees and reads is always negative, it accepts negativity as the standard mindset. When the tiger crosses your path, for example, you run. The rest of the world doesn’t matter.
You are focused entirely on the tiger, the fear it creates, and how you can get away from it. In other words, negative emotions narrow our mind and focus your thoughts. Doing simple things like talking about positive daily events, common friends, hobbies, happy news, make for light conversations with negative people.
Negative emotions prevent our brain from seeing the other options and choices that surround us.
President Obama said that “if you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope”. Erasing negative thoughts and influences can be challenging, especially when we are surrounded by negative individuals or if we have established a base of negative habits.
However, through awareness and perseverance we can turn the tide and begin to focus on living positively. It’s never too late to make alterations or transitions in your life. It is said that there is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
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