How to be positive when the other is negative?
Staying positive when others around you are negative can be trying. Though difficult, it is well worth the effort.
Our social brains that are easily influenced by others unconsciously get seduced into joining in with the complaints, negativity, gossip, and territorial tiffs. Defenses in one person breeds defensiveness in another. Yet, how much better if we are able to rise above the fray, stay constant in our own values, and take the high road—not from a place of superiority but from a deep conviction that stems from experiencing and knowing that this is our only salvation. Anything less takes us down a road that leads to pain, suffering, resentment, anger, dissonance, and ruptures in relationship.
The practice today focuses on how to stay the course when the going gets tough.
As usual, please write in about your experience.