Resisting Negativity

April 18, 2017

Some people are carriers of negativity. They are storehouses of pent-up anger and volatile emotions. Some remain trapped in the victim role and act in ways that further their victimization. And others are still caught in the cycle of addictive or compulsive patterns.

Negative energy can have a powerful pull on us, especially if we’re struggling to maintain positive energy and balance. It may seem that others who exude negative energy would like to pull us into the darkness with them. We do not have to go. Without judgment, we can decide it’s okay to walk away, okay to protect ourselves.

We cannot change other people. It does not help others for us to get off balance. We do not lead others into the Light by stepping into the darkness with them.

Today, God, help me to know that I don’t have to allow myself to be pulled into negativity, even around those I love. Help me set boundaries. Help me know it’s okay to take care of myself.

From the book: The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series

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  • Suequine

    Oh so good to read this today. For years I’ve lived in my codependent world of trying to “save” people, slogging around in the mud with them while trying to show them the way, “my way”, It was so attractive to some, my energy, unconditional love, unending giving……But I was really never successful and ended up feeling resentful, bitter and guilty. The reality was that I had no boundaries, no sense of self preservation and I let myself sink into the darkness. But today, I finally SEE it. I don’t want to go back there again, ever. I pray every day for awareness, for strength and so much self love that I won’t allow it in my life. I hope to someday trust myself enough…..

    • Kat

      Morning Suequine.. thanks for the post…..feeling positive today also

    • Tedo Ronk

      Well said suequine thanks Lovering were I am is a great feeling balanced committed. Geographicly not so much a lot of darkness here in this town as a whole but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

  • Tedo Ronk

    Find your sweet spot !