Negativity will come into our lives. We’re human. But when we hold onto it, it festers and infects us with fear. Allow yourself to be a passageway for negativity to flow in, be acknowledged and quickly move on. We sometimes even speak to the negativity. For example:
“This seems to be a particularly harsh criticism that I was not expecting. I’ve examined my actions but I don’t see a reason for this attack. I find it interesting and it’s possible the person attacking me is frightened, jealous, hurt or something else. In any event, no good comes from me holding onto this hurtful feeling. I release it and wish them well. I step past this moment and open my heart to the next, more positive experience.”
Might sound a little hokey or new-age speak, but let us tell you, it works IF you really let it go. If you have trouble, keep trying new ways to banish the negativity.
- Put it in a shopping bag and throw it in the trash.
- Write it on a piece of paper and burn it.
- Pretend to put it in a bubble and blow it away.
- Bury it in the garden.
- Drown it in the bathtub.
How would you release negativity?