Dealing with Negativity

One of the things I’ve been noticing people speak of a lot on both the internet and in person is the effect of negativity.

It seems that we have almost become obsessed in dealing with negative people and putting ourselves in negative situations. We probably can all agree that no one really enjoys being with negative people or dealing with negative situations. No one really goes looking for these confrontations and conflicts.

Or do we?

Everything happens for a reason.

Let me put it this way, everyone has heard this quote in one form or another, either through a picture online or someone uttering it to someone else, etc. A lot of people use this quote for positive things, like two people meeting each other through a third party for example. However, it is rarely thought of when something bad is going on.

Most people do not even want to think about there being a possible reason for negativity being in their lives. They just want it gone, removed, completely, quickly. But what is not realized is that unless the lesson has been learned, that negativity cannot be fully removed. Even if you happen to get a “break” from it, that negativity will show up again either through another person or another situation.

What we should do is truly take a look at our negativity and make peace with it. Realize that this situation or person is before us for a reason, and it is how we deal with it that helps define us as a person. We can either throw more negativity at it by complaining about the situation and wallow in it, or turn the situation into a positive, become a stronger and wiser person and truly rise above it.

So, what is the reason for your negativity?

It could be to show you certain traits that you do not want in your life. It could be to acknowledge your own will and power within. It could be to change your point of view. It could be to get you closer to your faith. It could be a lot of things, but in the end, the task of learning and getting anything out of it relies on you.

I invite anyone who reads this article to take a hard look at your negative situations instead of turning a blind eye to it. Accept it for truly what it is, and acknowledge the lesson being brought to you. And, most of all, be thankful for the lesson and the given platform to change yourself. Because, after all, we are always learning and growing throughout life. It is when we stay stagnant and wallow in the darkness, that negativity has its way with us.

Moral: Embrace your negativity, turn it into a positive, and continue along your life’s path.


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