Have you ever thought about the friends in your life? Do you think your friends bring you more joy? I think as we continue on our journey to more joy one of the important things to do is to take a look at who is in your life. I have found that if you surround yourself with positive people it becomes much easier to continue on your own path of joy.
Now I'm not suggesting that you just drop anyone from your life that is not positive. That choice is really up to you. We all have people in our lives for various reasons & sometimes those connections go back a long way. I am suggesting that you take a look at who is in your life & what kind of energy they have. Several months ago I wrote a blog on Energy & I discussed how everything in our life has energy. Have you ever felt you were in a great mood & someone comes by to chat with you & when they leave you feel drained & depressed? It happens to all of us, there are people who feed off of other peoples energy. They need positive people in their lives to keep them going.
Energy flows out of all of us & as I discussed in the Energy blog, there have been amazing experiments with water showing the affect we can have on water crystals just by thinking about them. Without going through all of this again let's just say that we all have energy that flows out of us. This energy affects everything around us, including other people. If we want to be a person of change & lead a more positive/joyful life we need to be aware of how the people in our life affect our energy.
As we grow in our joy it becomes easier to stay joyful even when we have people in our lives that drain our energy. I the beginning though it's important to at least recognize the people & friends in our lives that affect our own energy. Surround yourself with people who lift you up & make you feel positive & your life will continue to blossom into a more joyful life.
Quote of the day: "Recognize the energy of everyone in your life. Surround yourself with people who life you up & you'll lead a more joyful life."