You’ve probably all heard so much about how to manifest things you’re ready to throw up, right? Thousands of bloggers and life coaches and self-help gurus put forth their ideas on The Law of Attraction and other things that teach us this: that thinking about something you want attracts it to you magically, like you were a wish magnet. Ideas become things, they tell us. And blah, blah, blah.
Now, I don’t know that there’s anything magical about it. Ideas do become things, if you focus and work hard enough on them. Don’t ever doubt the hard work part.
But today I want to talk about how we give negative things power by keeping them alive in our psyches. By not letting go of them and in fact obsessing over them, long after they serve any purpose, if they ever did. By working overtime to keep bad things in their sphere.
Yes, people do this. All the time. Some people. They work really, really hard to keep this negative stuff going. It’s inexplicable.
Look, all our lives are muddy. People betray us. We lose jobs. We don’t win a contest. Our kids aren’t honor students. And yes, sometimes people will even try to harm us in ways large and small. I know this first hand.
Every day we have a choice: we can wallow in it or we can climb out, scrub off the mud and move on.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather put on a feathered hat, a pair of great pumps and a sequinned stole and strut my fabulous self.
Who cares what other people think? What matters is what we think about ourselves. And that matters. Because ideas, especially our own, become things.
So. What do we choose to give power to? The negative? or the positive?
I know what my answer is.