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Today's Quote 6 June 2024 from Angel Anne

Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon, Good Evening & Good Night wherever you are in the world. Sending you love and light, no matter the time of day. May the angels watch over you always.

Self love

Today's Quote:

How can we drop negativity, as you suggest? By dropping it. How do you drop a piece of hot coal that you are holding in your hand? You don't need to analyze the coal, you don't need to understand why it's hot. You simply drop it.

Eckhart Tolle

Letting Go of the Hot Coal: A Simple Approach to Dropping Negativity

We all experience negativity. It can creep in like a bad smell, clinging to our thoughts and dragging us down.  The question then becomes: how do we simply "drop it," as the saying goes?  

Why the Hot Coal Analogy?

Imagine holding a burning coal.  The pain is immediate. You don't need to intellectualize the situation – the heat demands action.  Similarly, negativity can cause emotional discomfort.  This discomfort can be our cue to let go.

Dropping Negativity Doesn't Mean Ignoring It

Dropping the coal doesn't mean pretending it doesn't exist.  We acknowledge the negativity, but we choose not to hold onto it.  Just like you wouldn't hold onto a hot coal, you don't want to dwell on negative thoughts or emotions.

Steps to Let Go

Here are some practical steps to "drop the hot coal" of negativity:

  1. Recognize the feeling: The first step is to become aware of the negativity.  Is it a critical thought about yourself?  Anger towards someone?  Once you identify it, acknowledge it.

  2. Label it:  Put a name to the feeling.  "This is anger," "This is self-doubt." Labeling can help detach yourself from the emotion.

  3. Choose to let go: This is the key step.  Just like dropping the coal, make a conscious decision to release the negativity.  Imagine yourself letting go, picturing the feeling dissipating.

  4. Refocus: Once you've dropped the negativity, shift your attention to something positive.  Engage in an activity you enjoy, practice mindfulness, or connect with a loved one.

Remember: Dropping negativity takes practice.  Don't get discouraged if you find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts again.  Simply acknowledge it, and gently guide your attention back to something positive.  With consistent effort, you'll find yourself "dropping the hot coal" more readily,  embracing a lighter and more positive outlook.

Additional Tips:

  • Challenge negative thoughts:  Ask yourself if your negative thoughts are realistic or helpful.  Often, they are distorted and can be re-framed in a more positive light.

  • Practice gratitude:  Focusing on the good things in your life can help crowd out negativity.

  • Surround yourself with positive people:  The people you spend time with can significantly impact your mood.

By following these steps and cultivating a more positive mindset, you can break free from the grip of negativity and experience a lighter, more fulfilling life.

Love, Light, Peace & Joy

Angel Anne



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