I walked into work today exhausted and in a bad mood. I know that’s no way to start the day. I ended up attracting negative things to myself just because of my mood.
I got a piece of mail I wasn’t happy about. My windshield wipers stopped working. I literally got chased down the street by not 1, not 2, but 3 different people trying to get me to go with whatever political cause they were selling (they ignored every other person around me and went straight for me, and that was within one city block). I got cut off by inattentive drivers (that’s a nice way of putting it). A deer ran in front of my car in broad daylight. A patient I never met before yelled at me because he got lost looking for the office (somehow it became my fault). Even the place that always gives me free hot chocolate charged me today (ok, they really should charge me anyways) ..I could go on….but all of this happened to me simply because I wasn’t in the best mood.
That book, The Secret is absolutely right. Have you ever read it? It changed how I see everything. It basically says that everything in your life is there because you have attracted it to you. If you are feeling positive, then you will draw positive things to you. If you are feeling negative, then you will attract negative people and things to you.
Today ended up being a little experiment. I switched my mood, by simply willing my bad mood to fly out the window. As soon as I did, I noticed my day got better and better. Things started to go my way. Everything became easier.
Whenever you catch yourself in a bad mood -we all get them so don’t punish yourself- just turn it off like a switch. You can actually will it away. Its easier than you think. You will be doing yourself a huge favor.
People who approach you will be nicer. The negative people will be more likely to stay away from you or if they don’t , they will uncharacteristically be in a good mood. You will get the parking space you want, you will catch that elevator before the doors close, you will catch that train, bus, cab just in time. Your day will flow like a stream when your mind is in a good place.
People who truly believe that everything in the world is corrupt and all people are bad (and we have all met people like this) only feel this way because their negative attitude draws negative situations to them. If a person believes that all people are liars and cannot be trusted then every single dishonest person will want to be their friend. They are attracting the very people they don’t want to be around. By the same token if another person believes that others are generally good and true. Then they generally will attract honest and trustworthy people into their lives.
If someone tries to tell you that people are not to be trusted and the world is entirely evil, don’t listen. They bought into the lie. You don’t have to. Don’t spend time with people that bring you down like that. Misery really does love company. Don’t join their pity party. They have enough people there.
As for me, my little experiment is not one that I want to try again. As for my completely worn down windshield wipers, I have to replace them so I don’t hear that horrible screeching sound of plastic hitting the glass and clearing no water away whatsoever….in the meantime I will pray for no rain please…no rain!…thanks..;)