I don’t know why some people feel so free to “dump” all their negative energy onto others.
I think it is important to take heed with others, because it’s so true that you never know what the next person is going through.
But I don’t know.
Perhaps some don’t realize what an impact energy has.
Perhaps some don’t perceive their energy as negative at all! (Which would be unfortunate).
Or perhaps some simply don’t care-“misery loves company…”
Well, when this happens I think it pays to be mindful as opposed to lowering ourselves to the same level.
Booker T. Washington said this amazing line. I quote, “I shall not let any man narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
I love that. I love how he put that….
Narrow and degrade my soul.
When I think of this quote, I am able to imagine how ugly I can become by reacting in a similar way to a person who has offended me.
Another one I really like is, “Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
I do not say that I am perfect by any means. In fact, I wouldn’t be writing this if there wasn’t a particular energy I felt was pulling me down.
But I hope to shake off that energy before the rest of my day.
Things are not all bad. We just have to force ourselves to remember. 🙂
Hope everyone has a love- and peace-filled day!