Before you don’t click or read all the way through, please know that this is NOT A POLITICAL POST.
I’m tired of talking about politics.
I’m tired of reading about politics.
But most of all, I’m tired of politics sucking every ounce of energy I have left.
That’s my energy. I practice religiously to keep it positive and light even when the world tries to take it away or inject negative smog into it. Apart from using the word “religiously”, I have no connection to any sort of religion. I was raised Christian and like bits and pieces from various other religions, but I don’t really believe in any of it. Instead, I believe in the energy of the universe, which comes in two flavors: positive and negative.
I do my best take positive energy in, let negative energy out, and spread the good to other people. Think about someone in your life that is kind, gentle, and loving. Think about how you feel when you’re around them. Probably pretty good, right? That’s because you’re feeding off of their positive energy. It’s not something they actively have to ‘feed’ you, it’s just something that good people do automatically.
Conversely, if you think about someone you hate, I’m sure you would agree that they make you feel…unpleasant. Negative energy is toxic and spreads through the room and infects others, like when someone had too much dairy cuts one. No one is happy.
In our overly-digital age, you no longer have to be physically present to spread negative energy anymore. Now we have the Internet and with the Internet came trolls. I’ve had to ban myself from Facebook, Twitter, and any site that talks about current events. Fortunately Instagram is safe as I mainly follow guinea pigs and french bulldogs. But it’s not so much the content of those other sites that bothers me, I accept the outcome of the situation.
It’s the comments.
The poisonous, disgusting garbage that people say to each other has enough negative energy to strangle an elephant. Which is fucked up because elephants are endangered. But I digress – seeing friends, co-workers, and family members turn against each other was just too much for my sensitive mind to take. So you know what I did?
I logged off.
I deleted Facebook and Twitter from my phone. I closed all my browser tabs. And I refocused my energy.
I can’t change the world. I’d like to, but unfortunately I can’t. But I can change my world. I can be a good person. I can show kindness, understanding, and compassion to others no matter what their gender, religious, sexuality, or race may be. I can choose to see the good in the world. I can be the positive person in the room. All of this is a choice.
And you can choose it too.
Don’t read the nasty comments. Don’t engage people who breathe negativity like dragons breathe fire. Don’t bury your head in your phone and convince yourself that the world is going to shit. You let the bad guys win when you do that.
When it comes down to it, we don’t have control over most things in our lives. But we always have control over how we handle them. And if you really feel like you can’t control yourself, then message me. I’m a great listener and I have the name and number of a fantastic psychiatrist.
So put down your phone and go outside. It will be ok.