As we were moving out for dinner with the entire family, my husband casually mentioned the tragic circumstances under which 12 people had succumbed to the anti social elements in Paris. Without realizing, he had set up an invisible dynamite of negative talk between us.
Before we knew, my younger daughter added in her reading and understanding on Adolf Hitler and world-war II. She went on to narrate about the invasions that hurt & killed so many million people. My elder daughter added in stories of tragic deaths of students at her University.
When more tragic stories started pouring in over time, I calmly asked “Can I put out the dynamite before it blows all of us out please? Had we started talk on positive topics we would have spent dinner-time with soaring spirits. Now we have digressed and slid a bit in our spirits due to negative talk don’t you all think?”
There was a sudden silence at the table. When we agreed to change course of talk, all of us seemed relieved that we had taken control of the rest of our evening. Our spirits had dipped low indeed because we had kept talking about the tragedies around us. To instantly pep us all up we started talking about our new baby in the house, our dearest naughty pup. All our eyes lit up like never before & the evening picked up with infectious smiles & laughter all through out the positive story telling that went on & on at the table.
Learning – One’s focus defines what magnifies in one’s life.
Anuradha Kamath is a Wellness Consultant and Behavioral therapist and assists her clients both in group and individually, as a Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Metaphor Therapist, Sound Healer, Access Bar Practitioner and Laughter Yoga Therapist.