When people around you are being negative how do you respond? Do you remain upbeat or do you find yourself sinking into negativity with them?

When people around you are being negative it helps to remember that you don't have to listen to or be affected by them. You do not have to respond in kind. Negativity is not successfully fought with negativity. Rather, negativity will only be successfully fought and won over by positivity.

It also helps to remember that each person is on his or her own pathway through life. Each individual person is experiencing life and responding to it in his or her own way and at his or her own level. Their behavior and actions are a result of their own beliefs and expectations that will no doubt be different from yours.

If a person says or does something that you find hurtful you will frequently find that they did not really intend you to experience it in that manner. Not everybody has reached a point in their own awareness and evolution to see things from perspectives other than their own. When you encounter a person like this, instead of feeling hurt or disappointed (which are of course negative responses) you can choose to respond in a more positive manner.

There are a range of positive responses from which you could choose. You could point out to that person in a nice way the potential impact of their actions or behavior. You could forgive them in your thoughts and wish them all the best but at the same time step back from them in flesh so as to no longer move within the reach of their negativity.

When you give the matter due consideration, there are in fact many way in which you can survive negativity through positive response and action. In contrast, the only way in which to lose is to allow yourself to respond in a negative manner.

As a friend pointed out today you will only be able to respond to such situations in a positive way if you have a strong sense of self. You have to know who you are. You have to know your own worth. This inner confidence is your true armor that deflects negativity and keeps you safe and secure in your world. It allows you to be happy and successful and to raise your head above negative influences.

The possession of a strong sense of self allows you to easily sort the wheat from the chaff. Inner self-confidence and high self esteem allows you to be relaxed and to enjoy each moment without getting upset or angry at circumstances that are outside of your control. You in effect steer your own boat instead of floating along being buffeted in each and every direction by the changing tides of life.

Self-esteem and self-confidence are not attributes that you are born with. They are learned and developed through experience. If you have been unfortunate and missed out upon that positive experience there is something you can do about it. Hypnosis is a great help in accessing your subconscious mind and implanting positive suggestions therein.

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