How to Stop Negativity From Arising
In the book The Power of Now, author Eckhart Tolle discusses how to relinquish negativity. He points out resistance is the basis for negativity and this negativity can come in the form of irritation to full blown anger. The ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get what it wants. There is an unconscious belief that unhappiness buys you what you want. This of course does not work and in fact you only attract an undesirable result. The only useful function of using negativity this way is to strengthen the ego, and that is why the ego loves it.
Negativity is totally unnatural and in fact a psychic pollutant. There is no other life-form on the planet that knows negativity, only humans. So how can we stop negativity from arising? Simple... STAY PRESENT. When you reach a certain degree of being fully present, you don't need negativity anymore to tell you what is needed in your life situation.
Whenever you notice that some form of negativity has arisen, don't beat yourself up but rather look to it as a helpful signal telling you: "Wake up. Get out of your head and be present." Don't ponder the situation. If that is too difficult to do, then feel yourself becoming transparent and allow the irritation, or whatever is causing the negativity to pass right through you. Let go of the resistance and just let it pass through you. At first this will be difficult to do because the tendency is to search for something else. The key is to surrender to the moment and to completely accept where you are.
Masy you enjoy the presence of this moment.
Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master & Yoga Teacher
President - Body Space Alignment