The Power of Your Words – Make Them Positive!
This post has nothing to do with Fashion, but it definitely has a lot to do with Career!
As someone who believes in and follows the principles of Science of Mind to the best of my ability, I am well aware that getting caught up in the very socially acceptable past time of dissing, criticizing, bad-mouthing, and otherwise dissecting the faults and flaws of others is not a healthy habit. In fact, it releases very negative energy into the environment and we all know that, where energy is concerned, like attracts like so it is likely to attract equally negative energy back to the perpetrators.
That said, it is very difficult not to get caught up in negative talk about others. Thank heavens my friend, Maren Nelson, has just posted an essay on her blog today that suggests a very different strategy with a gentle reminder that no matter how private you think your comments – good or bad – may be, someone is always listening! So I encourage you to read her post (which I have pasted below with a link to her site) and give the concept a try. Say only sincerely positive things about others and see what happens!
The other day I was at work, sitting in my cubical across the room from a new employee. I saw the fellow who worked on the computers there walk by. A few minutes later, over my shoulder I told the new employee, “Joey is someone who is really good to get to know….”
From the other side of my cubical I heard, “Yes?”… Suddenly I realized Joey had walked in when I wasn’t looking and sat where I couldn’t see him. We all chuckled, and I could sense Joey’s appreciation.
I told them how a couple of years earlier, I was talking with a good friend of mine, Kevin, raving about my friend, Shauna. “She’s one of the happiest people I know, and it’s not put on or fake. It’s not that she doesn’t have down days, but she let’s go quickly and is back to her laughing, happy self.”
Kevin stopped, kind of surprised. He said, “I’m so used to people tearing someone down when they talk about someone else, I didn’t expect you to say something nice. I could see him taking my words in. It made us both feel good.
Then, I found this quote this morning and decided to share it with you all: “Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.” By Blaise Pascal
Kind words and words of appreciation carry high vibrations of love and gratitude and lifts everyone, even those not present. Unkind words about others carry a very low vibration of anger, resentment, and disappointment and brings everyone down.
I encourage you to stop and think about what you share with others about loved ones and friends in your life. Instead of reinforcing negative beliefs about others, think of and share something amazing about them or don’t say anything at all. All energy travels instantly and is shared and returned back to the originator.
Always remember: you never know who’s listening. And always remember your passion!
Love, Maren Nelson