Throughout life, I have had to learn to tune out the voices of other people and listen to my own. It has been a difficult task to do at times, but I have found it essential for my well-being, and positive outlook on life.
The other day I was approached by somebody who I have known for some time, As we were talking, he says to me, “have you always had that limp?” ” I’ve noticed it before, but has it gotten worse?” I looked at him, and I said, “yes I have always had it.” after which I told him that I had had Cerebral Palsy for the last thirty-six years, and that is why. He continued to go on about the limp and, and how terrible of a “disease” it must be to have, which it is not, it is a neurological disorder.
The amazing thing is, I just laughed, and acknowledged what said, but at the same time I was tuning him out, not even giving what he was saying a second thought. For me to allow someone else’s negative voices drown out, my own positive inner voice would be doing me a huge disservice. Instead, I listen, I reply and focus my internal energy on more of what I want to feel. Not choosing to give any attachment to the negative energy in front of me.
This is so important for all of us to know and to learn, as you will all come across negative people in your life. Tune out the negative voices surrounding you, the energy drainers that are draining you, and the people that want nothing more than for you to be unhappy because they are too.
Tuning yourself out from these distractions will seem hard to do at first, especially if you are dealing with emotional demons of your own, but it can be done. Here are a few ways for you to start.
Love Who you are.Loving yourself starts with realizing that you like nobody else is perfect. When you make a choice to love who you are, as you are it becomes easier to focus on what’s best for you at that moment and makes it easier for you to choose the right voices to listen to as well.
Know your worth. The other person’s viewpoint does not matter, only your viewpoint matters. Your worth is too expensive to be giving someone who has nothing nice to say about you there time.
Always bring it back to love. Even though the person may not be in the right mind, know that we are all human, and humans make mistakes. we as humans have all been down and out at one time in our lives. Understand that that person may just be going through a tough time, or is just trying to understand more about you. Love them anyway.
Keep on keeping on, and have a great day.
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