“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi
Lately in this crazy-Covid world, I find myself thinking negatively about life sometimes. I realize that when I allow those negative thoughts to dwell in my mind, I start talking negatively about everything around me. Soon my behavior changes too. I am less tolerant of people. I am bothered by the littlest things. I feel confliction in my soul because this behavior goes against my nature. This is when I have to catch myself and STOP the negativity before it becomes a habit. If I don’t stop the habit, it will change who God made me to be.
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who constantly criticizes and speak negatively about any subject that comes up? These people not only put a negative spin on the conversation, they can put a negative spin on your mind. If you are intuitive to your mind and thoughts, you can feel the wave of heaviness taking over your mind and body. Don’t allow yourself to be pulled into someone else’s pit. This person has allowed their thoughts , words and actions to effect who they are. Negativity is a slippery slope. Once a person starts down the slope it gets harder and harder for he or she to pull themselves out.
So how do you avoid the pit? First of all, stop the slide. When you feel like you are getting pulled in, change your thought process. Begin thinking of positive things to say. Change the mood of the conversation from one of doom and gloom to one from a happier perspective. Try to help the person out of the pit by changing the subject. Sometimes people don’t realize that they have allowed so much negativity in the conversation until someone illuminates it with positivity. If the person wants to continue in a negative tone, politely excuse yourself. It is your responsibility to guard your mind from destructive thoughts that want to create chaos in your life. Surround yourself with people of integrity and honor. Participate in conversations that inspire you. Be with people who lift up others instead of talking negatively about them behind their back. Just know, that if a person is talking negatively about someone to you, he or she is probably talking negatively to other people about you. These people become known as gossipers and “downers”. Sadly, their behavior has become their destiny.
Think thoughts that make you smile and conversations that bring joy.
Avoid the pit.
” Finally brethren, whatsoever is true, whatsoever is noble, whatsoever is right, whatsoever is pure, whatsoever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent and praiseworthy think on these things. Philippians 4:8