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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
-- John Steinbeck
 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Negative to positive

Positive energy is very nearly the same as negative energy. It’s just focused in a different direction.

The best way to deal with negative energy is not to fight against it. Instead, make positive use of that energy by redirecting it.

For example, at the heart of frustration, when you strip away the circumstances, it feels a lot like enthusiasm. And in fact, by simply focusing the energy of your frustration in a different direction, you can transform it into enthusiasm.

For everything that you feel the urge to oppose, there’s something else that you can support. Each instance of negative energy has a positive counterpart.

When you’re feeling negative, you’re actually quite close to being positive. Just make the choice to focus the intensity of your feelings on what you value and appreciate, rather than on what you don’t want.

No matter what is coming your way, you can point the considerable power of your life in a positive direction. Remember what you’re in favor of, and put your life into it.

— Ralph Marston

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