Sometimes we start with the best intentions to think and speak only positive thoughts, but the people around us throw us off course. Not everyone fully understands the power our thoughts and words have, or even if they do, they may be stuck in old patterns of negativity. Much of our regular communication involves complaining and criticizing, and it can be hard to find a way into specific conversations without lapsing into those old habits. However, we always have the option not to participate in negativity or to find a way to influence the situation in a positive direction. In the right company, you may be able to directly acknowledge that things have taken a negative turn, thus freeing yourself and others from the negative pull.
Not everyone will respond to your cues, and there’s no need to become overly attached to changing other people because people have to choose how they will be in the world. Many people select negativity because it is familiar to them and feels safe. Giving people the space to find their way is essential, but you can always set an example, subtly representing the power of being positive. Sometimes you may interject an affirmative statement into the conversation, and at others, you may change the subject. You may also simply withdraw your energy and presence, making a subtle statement. If you feel comfortable with somebody who is always negative, perhaps you can have an honest conversation with them; after all, awareness is the first step to change.
A powerful way to free yourself from the negative pull is to enlist similarly minded allies. You and a friend, coworker, or family member may agree to work together to continually shift the energy in a situation in a positive direction. The power of two people working to promote the positive is exponentially greater than one working independently. As you and your allies work together to lift the energy around you, you will be amazed to see how quickly the positive pull draws people into its orbit, freeing one mind after another from negativity into light.