I am a firm believer that you have to remove all of the negative forces in your life to make room for the really good stuff. It’s not some weird metaphysical thing, either. It’s simple. If you’re wasting energy on negative things, you don’t have it to reach for the positive things. And, if you’re wasting energy on negative people and feelings, you don’t have room for the wonderful people and friendships.
For the past way-too-many months, I have been dealing with negative energy in my life. In the meantime, I was chasing a dream that wasn’t really what I wanted. I got caught up in the hype or what-have-you and was prancing down the wrong path. It wasn’t a bad path, but it also wasn’t the path I wanted to be focused on.
So, in the past few weeks, the negativity is gone and everything has aligned in my life. We got some really amazing news from Big Guy’s family and I’ve had some great opportunities. I’ve also made some lovely new friends. Every once and awhile you need a reminder to get back on track so I’m feeling very thankful about that.
I agree, you are right about clinging to unimportant things and letting the negativity drag you down… I’m learning that lesson the hard way right now. I think I am turning the corner though.
I am glad you are feeling better, especially since you will be able to enjoy BlogHer a lot more now! Yay!
Amen, sister! And sometimes the insidious things are the ones that you don’t REALIZE are draining you until they are gone and you feel relieved all over. Whew. I’ve seen some of that in my life lately.
Something to be thankful for! 🙂
Wow! This is a really great post! I’m glad we met in the (somewhat claustrophobic) Speed Dating line at Blog Her this weekend. Maybe we can email sometime about your writing for non-blog writing. 🙂 Here’s a recent post of mine on the subject of balance: http://motherventureadventures.blogspot.com/2009/04/billable.html. Happy Blogging!
This is a fantastic post! AMEN!!! @ letting go of the negative in order to make room for the positive. Very necessary! 🙂