Note: This is a guest blog by Diana Worthman
Several years ago I felt like I was in a constant state of sadness. Nothing I did or said made things better. This uneasy, queasy feeling showed up in every aspect of my life. Especially in the dating realm. I went from being a bubbly, funny, always-smiling woman, to a crying all the time, bitching, misery.com kind of gal. Uck! I figured if even I couldn’t stand spending time with myself, other people were probably overwhelmed by me, too. I knew I seriously needed to revamp myself – pronto!
I started to read a lot of self-help books. While reading one about Kabbalah, I learned about The Red String. Someone ties it onto your wrist, mainly to protect you from the Evil Eye – but there’s so much more to the Red String than that. The Red String is also a reminder to stay kindhearted and positive – to maintain good energy for myself – and to make sure I’m sending positive energy out to the world.
When I’m wearing my Red String, I’m making a promise to myself that I will not sit around and gossip. I will not be a hater and say things that are hurtful and insulting because I’m angry at someone. Or envious. I will be a better person, and by becoming conscious of who I am choosing to be, I will be letting the light and life back into my soul.
When I first started wearing my Red String, it really hit me that all that negative talking and thinking I had been doing was coming right back to me – a vicious circle of doom and gloom. They say that envious eyes and looks of ill will have an impact upon us, stopping us from realizing our full potential in everything we do. Indeed, that is so true. When I began wearing my Red String, I stopped that bad habit – and formed a new habit – the habit of thinking and acting in positive ways. This Red String became my positivity instrument.
I can honestly say that my life has changed so much since I began wearing that Red String. I view people differently. I react to situations differently. I finally understand that I cannot have a life of bliss if I’m spewing negativity.
I love having this simple, yet effective reminder on me – prompting me to think before I speak, knowing that the more I speak about happiness and love, the more I will have it in my life.
– Diana Worthman
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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