I spend more time listening and watching than I do speaking.
When I pay less attention to sharing my perspective, I learn about the intentions that others have for me. My mind opens up to what someone is offering me. That gives me the opportunity to decide whether it is something that I am interested in.
I also take moments to observe how others relate to each other. Building an intimate relationship takes a lot of research and emotional preparation.
My friends and family members have relationships that serve as life lessons for me. When I see behaviors that are loving and heart-warming, I am encouraged. I put my desire for that kind of relationship into the universe.
Seeing positive examples encourages me to only accept positivity for myself. I know that I am being reasonable by asking for respect.
Paying attention to how I feel in certain situations is telling. Sometimes I overlook my feelings as life progresses, but that is unhealthy. I avoid falling into a cycle of settling for less than I deserve.
Anything that makes me feel unloved belongs on the outside. I only embrace acts of kindness that resonate positively within me.
Today, paying attention to emotional cues keeps me in tune with what I truly value. I spend a lot of time listening to my inside voice because it is always honest. Taking things for face value prevents me from cheating myself of goodness.
1. What are some of the observations I make about unhealthy relationships?
2. How do I know when I am exposing myself to excessive negative energy?
3. How much of how a situation makes me feel is attributable to me?