What we say and do to others has more impact on them than we sometimes realise or want to acknowledge. Be conscious of those you come across this day. Look for opportunities to show kindness and consideration whilst interacting with others – even online.
Give a hug to a friend or a family member as a way of showing your love, warmth and support. Express yourself non-verbally with your attention and actions.
It’s a popular saying that there’s power in positive thinking, truly, there is and the mind knows this. The mind works with what you give it. Considering all the political and socio-economic strife surrounding us, it’s simply easy to get subsumed by the pervasive rancour, pessimism, negativity and division which has far more reaching effects than we can compute. The thing is this: as long as humans walk the earth, there will always be strife. The question therefore is, how do we manage the strife?
Negative energy succeeds in antagonizing and amplifying difficult situations which only leads to further frustrations. We may not be able to hide our heads in the sand, play dead and wish the troubles of today’s world away, we must, however, learn to stay positive in the sight of these vicissitudes, to hold our peace, to speak our truth without bitterness and virulence and above all things to remember that ‘it’s our choice on how we choose to react.’
Being true to ourselves paves our way to happiness. Know yourself + own yourself + be yourself = an authentic and happier life.
Saying how you feel and what you think is one way to keep things real.
These days some tend to think that the usage of demeaning and insulting missives is the only way to express themselves when they disagree with another person, however, saying one’s mind can be done in a tasteful manner devoid of virulence even if your voice is the dissenting voice.
You don’t have to swallow your words and drown in the noise of other people’s opinion, but in the bid to say what you think or feel you must search for that inner voice of wisdom and give that voice the chance to speak up.
Always remember that the way you treat and talk to others is not about them, but says a lot about who you truly are.