Emotional energy and random acts of kindness

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Emotional energy

Have you ever noticed emotional energy? I mean really quieted yourself for a moment and took notice of it?

Don't you find it easy to recall negative emotional environments as opposed to positive ones? When you walk into a room filled with anger and tension, do you notice how that energy sticks to you like a film? Are you trudging through life overwhelmed, burdened, cursing, swearing, impatient, always rushing? STOP it. The only truth in life after birth, is that one day, you will die. It's not how you die, it's how you live in the space between that counts.

It's easy to change environmental emotional energy with a few simple gestures, common courtesies, manners, and random acts of kindness.

I started to think about this after seeing a t-shirt on a woman at a local grocery store.

The shirt simply read "Free Hugs", it really made me smile. I got my hug that day, and I really needed it. A less threatening shirt could always be made too. How about "free high fives!" "free handshakes". Entering someone's personal space in a safe, positive, inviting manner can spark all kinds of awesome positive energy, and gives you the chance to invite conversation and make a new friend! I feel happier just thinking about it. Spread the love!

A subtle version, free hugs pin

Children...innocent and pure

Children know all about changing the emotions and energy in a room without even realizing they are doing it. Babies instinctively know that when you smile, they will return a smile for you. A mirroring "monkey see, monkey do" effect. This simple action does not have to be reserved for parent with baby. Or child and child.

I love catching notice of one child speaking to another. When you hear them say "Hi, my name is ----, want to play?"

Play what? As adults, we don't know. We've lost perspective of light-hearted-ness and genuine kindness, or so it seems. We've lost our ability to see all of the wonderful things other humans have to offer with our clouded judgement, racism, stereotypes, and narrow-mindedness. A lot of times we carry this energy around without even consciously realizing it. It shows in how we carry ourselves and how we treat others, even in our body language, or in what we choose to wear.

This type of thinking coupled with our behavior is damaging many generations coming. Like domino's falling.

Why can't we as adults incorporate the innocence, happiness, energy, and curiosity of child like behavior in our own lives to improve the energy on our planet? We can. And we should. Immediately.

How can you behave in a lighthearted happy child-like manner and create an abundance of positive energy. Easily.

  1. Forget judgement, judging yourself or judging others
  2. Be confident
  3. Live in the present moment

Bring back common courtesies and random acts of kindness

A lot of common courtesies have gone by the wayside. We really need to bring these behaviors back, and teach our children these actions again!

  • Smile. Say good morning. When someone says hello or good morning, say it back.
  • If you're a cashier, and your customer says have a nice day, acknowledge them! I see rudeness like this all the time, it's horrible.
  • If you're in traffic and someone has to merge in, will it really wreck your schedule to let them go? Probably not, let them in.
  • Help an elderly or disabled person (cross the street, with groceries, cleaning, cooking, chores, yard work, or even just spend some time chatting or reading with them).
  • Try to make one person smile once a day. A kind word or genuine complement goes a long way. You can give someone a gift every day with a kind word, prayer, or compliment, it does not have to be a material gift.
  • Don't litter, and if you see trash, pick it up, teach your kids that littering is wrong.
  • Take a walk, smile more, breath, stop and smell the roses.
  • Donate and volunteer
  • Love animals and nature, it's therapeutic! Treat both with kindness and respect.
  • Don't forget to play and have fun! If you need help with this, find a kid!
  • Embrace differences, make new friends. Who says we can't ask an adult to be our friend? Everyone wants friends!
  • Meditate, pray, and make a point to find solutions to problems
  • Have a sense of humor and laugh at yourself
  • Try new things
  • View undesired outcomes as opportunities.
  • Be creative and curious, let the world inspire you.
  • Live in the present moment as much as possible.
  • Remove negativity, worry, and regret from your life as often as possible.

Simple things can change the world

Simple actions and behaviors can change the world, even if only one person at a time. Our world is in desperate need of kindness and understanding. We need an emotional energy and random act of kindness overhaul.

Respect all forms of life. Try your best to live honestly, with integrity, meet deadlines, keep promises, be kind, laugh and most importantly love. That energy is contagious and we need it! You really don't have to put much thought into this, just live by the golden rule, and watch how the universe responds!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Such a wonderful hub on a very important subject. Voted up.

Eddy.


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Amen! Great hub and reminder of what a bit of love can do to a persons heart. One word can change a persons day and make them matter. May many come to read and be reminded of the love of God. He created us to be there for one another. Thank you for writing this. Big thumbs up. My Love, Skye


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Bishop55 3 years ago from USA Author

awww! thanks Skye2day, what a nice comment. And of course I agree with it! :)


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I love your suggestions that will only help to make the world a better place. I have to work on the traffic advice you listed.

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