We all have one too many gossippers or nay-sayers in our lives. They’re the people who try to put us down or place limitations on us. No matter what we do, we’re never good enough, smart enough, skilled enough, old enough, whatever enough. Not enough.
Here’s the thing.
These people aren’t concerned for your best interests. If they were, they’d shut up and listen to you! No, what they’re doing is projecting their own fears and insecurities onto YOU.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the outdated saying “fake it till you make it.” In this world that is polluted with fakeness—fake news, fake handbags, fake bacon (sorry, vegans. I love you, but fake bacon should be illegal), fake people trying to “keep up with the Kardashians”—it’s easy to be brainwashed into this notion that you can “fake” it to “game the system.” Yet, this BS mantra takes a damaging approach to your soul.
You know blood-sucking vampires aren’t real, but what about spiritual vampires?
They won’t sink their teeth into you. Instead, they’ll drain your soul. Spiritual vampires (sometimes we just loosely call them @ssholes) are people who suck the energy out of you mentally, physically, and spiritually. They take more than they give. Either intentionally or unintentionally, they grasp on to your willingness to listen to and help them, using your kind spirit to drag you down with them into whatever drama they’re currently involved in.
There are several benefits that can come from worrying. By being concerned about the future, we can proactively work to keep ourselves safe, happy, and healthy. If you were never worried about paying bills or having food on the table, you probably wouldn’t have much motivation to find a job or advance your career.
Issues arise, however, when worrying overtakes your life. When you can’t go on a date or a treip because all you think about are the worst case scenarios, something needs to change.
Are you the type of person who stays up way too late running through all the bad things that happened during the day and stressing out about what could go wrong tomorrow? It’s OK if you are. A lot of us are like that, especially those of us who have been through many Moments of Reset.