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Waking Up With That Energy
Does positivity attract positivity? Does negativity attract negativity? How do you stay in the present? How do you overturn a bad day?
The idea of positive affirmations is by no means the worst of the lot but it’s not necessarily the best either. Its efficacy is debatable, especially when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. When you’re in a foul mood, either because of a nightmare or underlying stress, it seems rather contradictory to look in the mirror and blurt out positivity when your mind just isn’t heading into that direction.
Bad days, subject to a limited dose, don’t steal the limelight away from the good days. In contrast, it just highlights their importance in one’s life.
It’s a beautiful day to subscribe to something new, isn’t it?
If you’ve not had a bad day in a while, this isn’t an invitation to have one. Meddling with the natural order of things breeds catastrophe and what better example than us humans. We’ve intruded, exploited and thrived on resources that’s disrupted the ecosystem to the point where if we fail to stop in time, we’ll soon stew in our own juice.
No, the natural order of things are simple and they better be left uninterrupted.
However, that doesn’t mean we can’t implement certain tricks that help us when we’re roughed up by the universe. Don’t expect to pray for a cure without visiting the doctor.
There are over eight billion of us residing on this planet and I’m saying this with great confidence given my limited knowledge of statistics—if you’ve woken up with a mindset that you’d rather not maintain for the rest of the day, rely on and feed off of another person’s energy in the meantime because the chances of them mirroring your mindset at that moment, are extremely low.
The meaning of that statement is as simple as they come. If you’re in no mood to radiate positivity on a certain day, bask in the positivity of those around you. It’s highly unlikely that they’ve woken up with the same energy. Even identical twins don’t feel the same at any given moment.
We’ve learnt this very early in our lives but couldn’t grasp the true meaning of it until much later—energy is neither created nor destroyed, rather it can be transformed or transferred from one to another.
So, if you’re unable to generate positive energy within you, it’s best to borrow some from those that surround your presence.
However, I’d be throwing caution to the wind if didn’t let you in on the precautions. Negativity, as loathed as it is, is a wilder, more lethal, and more transferrable virus than positivity. Being in close proximity with someone whose day isn’t bad as yours, might make you prone to disrupt their energy.
“Why in the world are they so happy?” is a question one asks themselves when they’re in the presence of someone that’s not radiating the same energy as them. Don’t be a buzzkill. It’s better to hold intrusive thoughts captive until you’re on your own to let them out. You’d rather throw up in solitude after getting wasted than in front of a crowd and if you view negative energy in the same light, it’s going to help you when you’re just about to dim someone else’s bright bulb.
People who’re either living in the past or future don’t really understand that happiness lies in the present. Today, it’s become extremely challenging to tune yourself with your surroundings and stay in the moment. We’d rather be off planning things for the future or worry about what happened in the past. Even when you’re having a good day, a second is enough for you to remember your problems and that sets off a domino effect that ruins your entire day after that.
Enjoy the present… it doesn’t take a second for it to become your past.