As we travel down the journey of self-development and notice a shift in our consciousness, it becomes more obvious to notice those who haven’t chosen the same path. If you’ve been doing the inner work, and have been practicing living in a place of love, it’s tempting to want to share your message with others. This is not our responsibility. We only get to lead by example.
No one likes to be told what to do, and most don’t like to be given advice unless asked for it. So, the best thing to do is to live in your truth.
Here are four easy ways to encourage those around us to live more positively without having to say a word about it.
Fill your cup up in the morning
By waking up everyday and spending time alone first thing in the morning, we are able to go out into the world as a better person. The mornings are when our mind is most open to receiving so use this sacred time to avoid any and all electronics, and dedicate at least 30 minutes to yourself thinking about your day and what you’re grateful for. I love thinking of the people I know I’ll see that day, and those I haven’t met yet and send them positive blessings. I send extra blessings to those who I know tend get under my skin! When we take this time in the morning to ground ourselves, we become immovable to the events that proceed us.
Give a real compliment
Who doesn’t love these! Although, we all love to hear how great our outfit is, or how good our hair looks, it’s better to compliment people’s best qualities. Perhaps you colleague has a knack at explaining things really well, tell them that you think they’re a great teacher and they have a great way of helping you learn. Or, tell the server at the restaurant how you appreciate their thoughtfulness in bringing you that extra dressing. Watch how their eyes light up.
Treat everyone like they’re already positive
We all have a person, or two, who we know doesn’t always have the most positive things to say. Instead of trying to avoid conversation with them, be honest with them. This doesn’t mean that you tell them to be more positive, but ask them questions like “what’s new and good?”, or “what’s something good that came out of that situation?”- this immediately will shift their brain into a positive place to answer your question. We as humans are remarkable, and by treating those around you like they too are as positive as you are, they will rise to the occasion.
Recognize that the other person is you
By seeing the innocence in others we immediately are able to shift our consciousness into a state of love. When we show up with this energy, we are kinder, and more forgiving, and the people around us can feel that. They might not know exactly what it is, but they will feel more accepted and loved by you, which will only raise their self-confidence and happiness.
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