How often have you held back what you were wanting to say because you were worried about what others might think about you? Isn’t it funny how we often allow others to be who they are, even when we don’t particularly like or approve of their actions or words, and yet we are not prepared to do the same for ourselves.
Have you ever wondered why it is that some of the people around you do or say things that you find upsetting or annoying, but you still love being around them? The main reason we connect with others is because we are attracted to their energy. Often we believe the reason why others like us, is because of the way we act around them. Although some of that is truth, it is our energy that is the lighthouse beacon they are drawn to.
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If asked many people would claim to be truthful and honest in their dealings with other people. If questioned further, they might admit to the odd ‘white lie’. But would say, that they were not really lying just rearranging the facts a little or omitting a vital piece of information for the sake of peace; or in consideration of the feelings of the other person. The question you have to ask yourself is; if you were the one wanting an honest answer or to be given the true facts of a situation. Would you feel lied to if you were to discover later on, that the information you were given was not accurate or had been altered to suit the purposes of someone else, no matter how well intentioned their motives had been?
This type of lying or dishonesty can easily become a well established habit. Each time we change a story or version of events to suit ourselves, it becomes easier and easier to do. Is it little wonder then that so many people today have issues with trust, in their personal relationships and day to day dealings with other people.
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If you feel that your life is stuck in a rut, or you feel trapped, you may think there is no way to turn. Perhaps you hate your job, but you do it because you’re worried about paying your bills, or losing your home. The credit crunch and recession has caused problems for many people, with some of them finding their lives changed forever.
It doesn’t have to be like this. If you watch news programmes that focus on things such as the lack of jobs, or conflicts in the Middle East, these negative things not only make you feel depressed, but they enter your subconscious where they stay and continue to affect your life. You may not even realise this, but they start to affect you on a subconscious level, so you start to believe there are no other jobs. This negative belief then keeps you tied to a job you hate.
This is just one example of what can happen when you surround yourself with negativity. If you believe there are no jobs, then this will prevent you from looking. It will stop you trying to improve your situation, by retraining, so you can find something better, for example. The more you keep watching the news or reading negative articles in the newspaper, the more depressed and trapped you will feel, over time.
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