Products have labels on them. They have warning labels. They have the word TOXIC written on them. Without hesitation, we’re automatically careful around such products. We are well aware of the consequences that come about if we constantly surround ourselves with a toxic element. Generally speaking, we tend to stray away and stay away from anything that is noted toxic because we know it’s bad for our health.
But what happens if there is no label? Does that mean it isn’t toxic and it isn’t going to have an influence on us? No, that’s not what it means at all. Certain people are like unlabeled toxic products and elements. And just like any toxic substance, the toxic person has an effect on your life; and is dangerous to your health.
Obviously we don’t get a list of qualities in a person we befriend. We don’t get an update every so often as to how their attitude is going to be. So we can’t always stay away from them completely. However, once we are aware of toxic energy it is detrimental we leave.
I’m not saying that when a friend is going through a rough time you leave them hanging. I’m not saying that at all, so don’t misunderstand me. However, there’s a difference between being in a negative state of mind because of a negative situation; and just being a negative person with negative energy.
Ever since my senior year of high school, I’ve been very aware of positive thinking and the need to always be optimistic. Like everyone else I have had my fair share of obstacles in the past. There was a time I was a very negative person. I gave off negative energy, and so that’s what I attracted in my life – more negative energy. There comes a point when you have to stop playing the victim and truly learn from a difficult situation. Once I did that, life got brighter. Once I did that I also became very aware of other people’s energy, and just how toxic they can be to my own.
I feel like I’m going through a transition in my life right now. I’m learning to let go of old baggage and extra weight. Through this process, the realization that I simply have no time for negative nonsense has amplified. Toxic people are no longer welcome in my life.
Some of my friends have toxic people in their life. They haven’t let them go yet because they fear the repercussions. Yes, sometimes giving people the boot is tough; but it is so important to remember to surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you up, even through criticism.
When you hear something repeatedly you begin to believe it. So if someone you’re surrounded by is speaking nothing but negative statements toward every aspect of life, subconsciously you’re going to take on the same negative beliefs. Negative beliefs are negative energy, and negative energy attracts negative results. It’s a toxic trap that is hard to get out of. Don’t voluntarily put yourself in the trap.
Stay healthy, stay positive, stay away from nonsense and rid yourself of toxic elements, whether it comes in the form of a product, or a person.