Thursday, February 21, 2008

Positive and Negative Energy

"Be Impeccable with your word. " Don Miguel Ruiz

So, lately I have been feeling a lot of negative energy at my work place.  Most of my co-workers are very positive most of the time, but it seems lately some very negative energy is invading. Some people I know just exude positive energy and I love to be around them.
Mike, my dear friend, turned me on to this marvelous book probably two years ago.
When I read it, then listened to it on cd, I started to understand a great deal about people and about how I want to be.
Be impeccable with your word is the first agreement.  It is amazing how difficult it is to be impeccable with your word.  It is something that I have to work on all the time. But, by learning to be impeccable with your word, you suddenly feel  so free, you feel positive energy around.

The second agreement is "Don't take anything personally".  This one is very difficult to achieve.
When negative energy is surrounding you, it is so easy to fall into the trap of taking everything personally.

The third agreement is "Don't make assumptions". Okay you can see how difficult learning to make these agreements with yourself truly are. 

And the fourth agreement is "Always do your best". Wow.  Okay lately I am feeling like maybe I am not doing my best, or my best just isn't good enough.  Maybe the simple fact that I am letting all the negative energy I feel around me invade my sense of self is why it has been affecting  me so.  I usually just shrug it off or just remove myself from the situation if I start to feel  a sense of negativity.  I sure have been in a funk the last couple of days.  It really isn't like me to stay so surly for such a long period of time. I really just want to feel peaceful and happy. I am a glass is half full type of person.  I am usually happy and tolerant and kind. 

I am thinking I will listen to the cd again today.  It usually puts things in perspective for me.

So i think instead of focusing on negative thoughts and words that aren't impeccable, I will try to let those things slip off my back like water off a duck.  

Happy thoughts to everyone.!


The Every Day Dad said...

"Always do your best." Just asks that in whatever you do, do your best with the energy you have for that moment. Not 110 percent all the time. So when you're tired or grumpy, just try to muster up the good mojo that remains and apply that.

And don't you have Illini hockey tonight? I know that makes you happy!

spotted dog farm said...

i'm glad you described the main points of this book! it sounds like something that could be really useful.

the most comforting thing i've read lately is from cesar milan (i don't love cesar generally, but i do appreciate some of his ideas). well, his grandfather told him "you must work WITH Mother Nature. nothing will succeed if you work against her." for some reason, that struck me as very profound and inspiring.

i struggle with the funk too, but at least we know it'll pass, right ? ;)