quotations about negativity
What we focus on, we empower and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon. Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?
JULIA CAMERON, Blessings
People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.
HENDRIE WEISINGER, The Power of Positive Criticism
Negativity determines Being insofar as it situates it in the transcendental space which it has unfolded in order to permit Being to manifest itself there. The entity which appears in this primitive ontological field can never be equivalent to it. Such a field rather surpasses the entity on all sides. This surpassing is so radical that it is nothing more than the dialectical suppression of the entity.
MICHEL HENRY, Essence of Manifestation
All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.
AMBIKA WAUTERS, Chakras and Their Archetypes
The cycle of God, the good, is broken by a single act of negativity. The cycle of negativity is stopped by choosing the good -- not just once, but again and again until it is goodness that prevails in your life and in our world altogether.
JOHN MORTON, The Blessings Already Are
If I make dark my countenance,
I shut my life from happier chance.
ALFRED TENNYSON, The Two Voices
The mind that is too ready at contempt and reprobation is, I may say, as a clenched fist that can give blows, but is shut up from receiving and holding ought that is precious.
GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt
Live or die but don't poison everything.
SAUL BELLOW, Herzog
The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.
DAVID ICKE, attributed, Secrets of Happy People: 50 Techniques to Feel Good
Negative people can drag you down over time, and you might not even realise it until it's been happening for too long. But be brutally honest with yourself -- are there people in your life that mostly contribute negativity? If so, spend less time with them and see how you feel. If it's a marked improvement, then move on from them for good. If it's a work colleague or family member, and that's not possible, then look at other solutions: can you contribute some positivity to this person's life?
BEV JAMES, "The Six Step Negativity Detox", Huffington Post, August 15, 2017
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now
Being stubborn means resilience in the face of negativity. You'll begin to see that you have what the naysayers don't. Their criticisms and their judgments, are rooted in their own weakness, not yours. If you're stubborn enough, you will rise above the limitations they would seek to impose upon you.
PATRICK BISHER, "Be a warrior, not a victim: An ex-SEAL's guide to surviving life's setbacks", FOX News, August 11, 2017
Drama don't arrive by surprise; it is summoned.
T. F. HODGE, From Within I Rise
Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.
JOHN O'DONOHUE, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Negativity can only feed on negativity.
ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS, The Tunnel and the Light
It is easier to avoid the effects of others' negativity when we question if an action or attitude is appropriately directed at us. If it isn't, we can choose to sidestep it and let it pass.
SUE PATTON THEOLE, The Woman's Book of Courage
It's the simplest properties that will help you clear yourself of negativity ... The profound power of a simple prayer. The strength of a deep breath. The gentle guidance of good music.
JEFFREY WANDS, The Psychic in You
Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open.
JOHN GRAY, How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have
Today evil spirits are seen as negativity which floats around the Earth in large quantities.
SCOTT CUNNINGHAM, Earth Power
Negativity sucks away energy. If part of the negativity stems from your attitude or perspective, commit yourself at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you. If the people around you are negative and you can't change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential. Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation.
TERRY ORLICK, Embracing Your Potential