It amazes me every time: I can be tired, beat, ready for a nap, and just talking to someone with a passion similar to mine can wake up my senses and energize me completely! Its great to find like-minded people, there’s something so ENERGIZING about a shared passion, but only when its a positive passion, does it seem to feel that way.
Negativity breeds anger, hate, destruction.
Positivity breeds happiness, love, and community.
Energy is an amazing thing. We each have an energy in us, a frequency that vibrates within us. Some people call it a vibe, some an aura, and some, the Holy Spirit, but regardless of what you call it, its there.
Sometimes, I can hear it. It tells me through my gut instincts that something is good, or bad, or wrong. My dogs can really feel a person’s energy, or maybe see it, and if they don’t trust someone, I tend to be leery of them, and vice versa. I have learned in life to trust my gut, to listen to the still small voice inside me that tells me things. Sometimes it tells me about people, sometimes about situations, but I know if I ignore it, I may regret it.
Sometimes there’s a voice that tells me to be afraid of all kinds of things, and this is a different voice, the voice of oppression and pain, and low self-worth. I have learned to ignore this voice, since its not an inspiring voice, its a destruction voice. We all have this in ourselves. I liken it to the angel and the devil on opposite shoulders trying to tell you what to do, like in the old cartoons. The devil on my shoulder is always selfish, mean, and full of anger and hurt. The angel is always trying to help others, to be self-less and others-more, trying to spread kindness and cooperation.
Each of us has to decide which of these little cartoon characters to listen to, and to trust. Our life experiences play a big part in which we succumb to, but I hope that each of us takes the extra second to listen to those opposing views and pick the one that sounds the most like LOVE.
When we pick the love, the hope, the good things, the wonderful; we pick ourselves. We pick to trust ourselves. We choose to rise above. And by choosing to be self-less, we choose the higher road; the road less traveled, the road less polluted by the world. The road we choose means a lot to those around us.
I remember hearing once that even though we can’t change the world we can change the world for one person. That’s not hard actually. But what if each of us truly did this. What if each of us picked one person and worked to make their world a better world, their life a better life. How many of us are there? How many of us want to make the world a better place? How many people would be changed?
I believe we would all be changed by this project. We would all be ENERGIZED. We would all share this PASSION to help others, and we could work together, and we really could change the world.
Think about the last time you helped someone. How did it make you feel? If you had a chance every day to feel that way, would you do it?