I personally believe that we are all vessels. Inside of us, we carry with us many things including health or sicknesses, peace or confusion, good or bad, benefits or losses and so forth. Whatever is in us travels with us from the shortest distances to the most further distances. We pass whatever it is in us through words, actions, emotions, and thoughts. It is written in the Bible that “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” I believe this one hundred percent. Whatever is inside of us eventually comes out. I have learned that this is why it is so important to make sure that we are pure vessels; as pure as we can be with all of our might. I’ve learned and am still learning to try to keep my heart pure. Every time someone brings something my way, it is going to either be good or bad. beneficial or harmful. It’s hardly ever neutral. Either someone is going to benefit us or harm us; even if they don’t know which one they are doing at the time.
I choose to be a vessel to honor (referencing the bible) because that is pure. I have learned and choose to have a clean heart. Anything brought to me good, I apply it to myself; especially if it is essential and beneficial. Anything bad brought to me by someone, I do my very best to get rid of it as soon as possible because it is just going to affect me in a bad way and in turn change who I am. I don’t need to change for the worst. I do, however, welcome any change for the better. Besides, negativity just isn’t sexy or attractive. It pushes good things away or hinder them.
The same way poisonous foods harm our bodies and our bodies know when they hit our systems, so does our hearts, minds, and bodies recognize when something toxic is brought to us whether it be a thought, a word, an action, or emotion. I have learned it is just safer to be more alert to these things because they can help me steer my life in the direction I want and need my life to go in. To me, it’s something like protection in the form of mental awareness of social toxicity; because it will come from someone. Think about it: If no one brings any negativity your way, you won’t have any exposure to anything toxic. There will be nothing to repair or heal from.
I prefer now to control my surroundings. I have ran across different people here and there and it surprised me to come across some who think one is wrong to refuse drama and confusion; as if it’s not a person’s right to have control over their own lives. They seemed to have a particular mindset where they were convinced that it was okay for them to bring negativity where ever they went, for their family members to bring confusion where ever they went, and that it was okay for this to be done because it was their family members. I do not agree. I believe that if a person wants to be a troublesome person, they should keep that at home. It is not good to have at any time but if a person just has to bring drama or confusion, unhappiness, sadness, grief and all things bad with them, just keep it at home and you and your household be miserable together but respect me and mine and let us remain happy and at peace. We work hard to live in peace. To each his own but everyone should be respected to live as they please and refuse anything that is not beneficial or essential.
Here’s the thing: If we surround ourselves with negativity, it will consume us and drown us and next thing we know, we will be a vessel of confusion, spreading it everywhere that we go even if we don’t purposely do so. When a person gets in the habit of spreading confusion for so long, sometimes, they develop a blind eye to what they are doing and soon can’t be told that they are doing it. Everyone else who sees it will be considered wrong. If there is peace in a place until a certain person shows up and if this happens every time that the person comes around, then there lies the answer. That’s where the problem is coming from. (I speak on this with common sense facts; no judgment.) Sometimes the truth hurts but it’s still the truth. The truth is fair and has no respect to persons. It respects what’s right no matter who is involved.
I like being surrounded by love, joy, happiness, laughter, rationality, faith, goodness, temperance, patience, understanding, fairness, gentleness, and peace. All these things elevate me and keep me in a position to grow as a person. They edify my body, my mind and my soul. They make my heart healthy. They make me beautiful as God created me to be. I will always learn something new everyday but I do not welcome any negativity. It’s too toxic. It only brings confusion, stress, unhappiness, depression, anxiety, hate and everything else bad.
Everyone has a choice as to how they choose to live, who they choose to call their company, and what they welcome into their lives. I rather help people than hurt them and I would rather the same be done to me. I hope everyone is safe out there and I wish you all nothing but positive vibes.