Many of us have had our share of pity parties to exorcise an emotional vampire or seven. They're all over you like a rash at the beginning and then, slowly slowly, you get stabbed through the heart with a red sharpie. The occasional risk of a life well lived...
To hell with The Begrudgers! There is another Way. If you can create your own voice (Toastmasters can help with that one), and dinkum freedom of speech, a kaleidoscope of pastels appear. A lot of people I know, me included, used to put others first and then got lost somewhere in the ether and critique. Now I usually put myself first (unapologetically) and have so much more to give. The fantastic connection and friendships arise effortlessly from a generous place, not a tit4tat bargain-hunting exercise leaving one confused, exhausted and useless. Hey, it's all about Me! What about You?
My friend George taught me how to pick up 'Energy Vampire Victor' in pic above, place him gently in the palm of my hand, then blow him off out into the wilderness of Timbuktu; or in any beguiling fracas, imagine yourself with solid gold feet standing on firm ground, and the challenging 'content' tiny by comparison. Meditation. Magic. With. George. The. Wizard.
Where would we be without social activists like Nelson Mandela, Sally McManus, Erin Brockovich & The Others? People can huff-puff all they like about activism... without these brave people we would not enjoy holiday pay, a 5 day week, votes for women, the list is endless. If every one of us, including the BePositiveMob, did a small amount of chosen activism, just imagine the kinder easier run 4 ALL SPECIES; because Peace is such a fake over-used word at times. It's usually only relative to One's Cultural Conditioning and convenience... Hey, humans don't own the Joint. All species have an equal right to live together in peace, and day dreams.
Dr Norman Doidge, Best Selling New York Times Author Sorcerer, in his books The Brain That Heals and The Brain That Changes Itself, explains how body image, sunshine, laser therapy, exercise, movement and other tweaking events can lead to almost unbelievable mental health and body wins. The Magic of An Open Mind willing to re-map into a completely Healed Vision of Now.
We have this painting in pic above hanging on a wall at home. It's quite large and people say it looks like an actual window opening onto a forest. A Trick of the Light and Senses perhaps. Last week one of our friends said he could smell the trees and GRASS every time he passed the painting. No more wine was offered to him, as the clock approached midnight while our Enchanted Evening was coming to a sleepy close. The Trees watched on! Nature is Calling. Are you ready?
Do you get involved in your community? Act. Belong. Commit. Tell me your story @ www.hunterksmith.com and thanks for reading my blog. If you enjoyed it, please Share.
PS: I regularly write through my book characters. As I spend most of my time with George, he's the ONE I write about the most. I look forward to the day when my book is made into a movie and George comes to life, this time on screen. If you'd like to read more about him plus other wild and meaningful characters, you'll find them in my latest book which is titled Creating with a Bang! and received Three 5 Star Reviews from The International Review Panel.
Emotional Vampires Be Gone! And So It Is.
All The Best
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