Today more than ever I've been thinking deeply about the effect that comes from the people you surround yourself with. I mean the friends you choose, or new friends you make. Vibes are very real.. so real that science can measure them! Take the IKEA advert for eg. This advert did an amazing job at getting an anti bullying message across while also educating the viewer. If you haven't seen it, I'll attach a link below you seriously have to see it!!! It's Powerful.
The point is, we hear this every day.. this isn't new news. But how much do we take in? Do we listen and actually recognise this? Maybe I'm more sensitive right now, but recently I'm seeing who's truly there for me, who's genuine, loving, magnanimous.. generous hearted and genuinely wants to see me on top, and I see the the odd snipe, backhanded compliment.. outright insult and also.. yes! Put down. Sometimes the put downs come from your innermost circle and if that's the case what do you do?
Good question. I remember something Brene Brown once said.. she said, ask yourself.. the person giving criticism does their opinion matter in the great scheme?? I mean, she said you should have a list, that list should be small. A list with names of the people who are genuinely constructive, and any other respected people who are actually in the arena, they are going out there and doing what you're doing, getting bruised, bloody and doing the work. Those are the people you can trust. Protect yourself. Surround yourself with people who want to build you up, as you build them. Positive energy, good vibes, love, encouragement, support and LIGHT.
I find that connecting with people who are on the same wavelength is key. People will be drawn in and out your life. For the people who leave, let them leave. Let the chips fall. The friendships that are meant to be, they will stand the test of time. Now, I send you love friend! Surround yourself with people who nurture and feed your soul, as you do them. Life is a journey. Vibes matter! Happiness matters! Love matters!
Carpe Diem Yx :) xoxo