We cannot travel through life alone. But we need to make sure we choose to be around people who will guide us when we’ve lost our way, give us courage when we’re scared to move forward, and give us strength when we grow tired. We shouldn’t surround ourselves with people who constantly weigh us down or trip us up, no matter what excuses we make for them. You deserve to be surrounded by love. Don’t settle for something less.
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The people around us affect the energy around us. Some radiate. Others drain. Positivity, hope, strength, love all grow with radiators and wilt with drains. Who are you letting into your life? What energy consumes you? And who are you being for yourself and others? If we keep taking, from others and from ourselves, we’ll soon realise we have nothing anyway. If we keep giving, to others and to ourselves, we’ll soon find much more than we hoped to have.
Wherever you are, be all there. With loved ones, family and friends, be all there. In moments of solitude, be all there. In times of dreaming, brainstorming, planning and trying, be all there. Relaxing and unwinding, be all there. In moments of great sadness and stress or celebration and joyfulness, be all there. It’s only when we’re fully present that we fully connect with our emotions and surroundings – and understand how they interlink. Wherever you are, open your eyes and be all there.
We always hear that there are plenty of fish in the sea. And we all know that there will always be people who lift us up and weigh us down. Yet, we still sometimes find ourselves surrounded by those who push us around, step on us, and pick us up whenever it suits them. There are the manipulative, the controlling, the pessimistic. And it infests our lives.
I’m not saying we cut out every person that makes us feel anything other than happy – some people are worth it. But sometimes we need to take courage and dive into that sea. We should find some positive people, ambitious people, passionate people, ones who see opportunity and possibility and not limitations and barricades. We can’t always be the one to be all those things; sometimes we need encouragement from outside ourselves. We need people who push us to be better, who make us laugh, and who are non-judgemental. So let’s take a swim.
Who the people we associate with are ultimately becomes who we are. The power supply to our energy largely derives from other people. The people who can see beauty in dreary situations, who can find courage in the face of failure, who can offer congratulations in times of hardship, they are the people we will also become. The people who knock others down to make themselves feel better, who create unnecessary aggravation for their own gain, who pick people up and drop them according to their liking, they are the people we will also become. We need to keep the right company to grow into the people we want to be. Who do you want to be?
You are only going to be as good as the people you surround with, so be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down.