How do you handle negative people in your life when they are your loved ones? #happiness

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I post on Quora (you can find my answers here). The question in the title attracted my attention because this is something I am trying to figure out (my take on it is here). But it’s Rosalyn’s answer (right) that blew my mind away.

She made 3 points about dealing with negative people (NP) which instantly resonated:

  1. Stop focusing on the NP.
  2. It takes self love and acceptance to not react.
  3. Life is too short to struggle with people.

And just like that a seismic mind shift took place and I felt a bit lighter (aka liberated). Can I deal calmly with my brother when I see him next? I don’t know. But I am definitely going to work on this whole self love thing.

Life is too short to struggle with people.

 

About lolkin

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. Buddhist, mystic, bhakti. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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4 Responses to How do you handle negative people in your life when they are your loved ones? #happiness

  1. ksbeth says:

    it is an ongoing struggle and good to find your balance when you can

    Liked by 1 person

  2. RoyalKingHodge says:

    I tend to distance myself from negative people. It helps me “block out the noise”.

    Liked by 1 person

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