Gravity is a universal force that governs physics. Everything will fall apart without this still mysterious force. But we are not talking about this physical attraction when we say “negative influence” or “negative gravity”. Instead we mean negativity and its gravitational pull on us. I am confident that you’ve dealt with it someway or the other at some point in your life. It is certain that we have both negative and positive forces in the Universe. But our focus here will be on how to deal with the first one.
Negativity can be found everywhere
If you look at the current situation of the world right now, you won’t find it hard to notice the amount of negative energy floating around. It is everywhere. From schools to corporations to homes to governments, it is absolutely omnipresent. There seem to be no shortage of negative or toxic people either. You might have some negativity in you that maybe you don’t know about. It might be a philosophical idea that you grabbed overtime when you were younger from your parents or at school, now it has stuck with you for a long time, you think it is who you are.
Negativity can be in any conceivable form possible, it can be an idea , a philosophy, an emotion or an action. But what is it exactly ? Is it simply a philosophical perspective or a clearly defined notion ? Is it something that we can’t live without or is it a disease that we must take out before it destroys us.
Here is the best definition that I came across for negativity “sorrowful feeling that one accepts as a necessary part of life”. It also means pessimism, which is characterized by the absence of distinguishing or marked qualities or features, a lifeless character. It can also be described as not having hope for the future when you compare the present life and the ideal life.
How to fight it effectively ?
Now that you have an idea about the definition of negativity, let us talk more about how can you deal with it. In order to succeed in resisting this powerful gravity we must plan for it and strategically design an effective protection system. It’s like dealing with a virus, first we must isolate it and put in quarantine until it progressively withers and eventually dies. The same philosophy can be applied to dealing with negativity within or without.
The most effective plan that I can recommend for you is to first learn to identify what is or who is influencing your psychic and behavior. Never underestimate the power of influence. Who is in your head, what kind of people are you associated with. I can’t stress this enough, the people in your inner circle have the most impact on your life philosophy, they can be family or friends, but it doesn’t change the fact that they are affecting you some way or the other.
Going against negativity in your inner circle might turn out to be the most courageous act you will ever do. I can tell you from personal experience that being a kid born in a small mining town in Morocco and trying to get out of those poor circumstances while also fighting the negativity in the culture and my family was the most difficult thing I have ever did, anything else is no match.
“To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see everyday, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.”— Theodore_H_White
You must develop the courage by believing in yourself and talents. Don’t let anyone convince that you are not worthy of your goals and dreams. You were made for them. You were born for them. Believe in yourself no matter what others think about you. Have a strong self-image and I promise you, no negativity will be capable of destroying you, no matter how hard it tries.
The second important ingredient is to seek positiveness in every moment of your life. The best way of defense is to attack sometimes. Don’t wait for positive feelings to come to you and don’t wait for others to give them to you. You must dig deep down within you for inspiration and courage. You have it, you just have to dig until you find what can make you inwardly stronger than the outside influence. That’s the ultimate answer to negativity.