Energy – attention is attention

Don’t give your energy to something that isn’t good.  If there is a performer on TV who has “jumped the shark” and done something so egregious that the dictionary now has a new name for her actions, don’t talk about it.  Don’t post pictures of it.  This just gives it more energy.  Negative energy is still energy.  Let it go away. Let it disappear. Don’t even mention her name.

This is the same thing you learn with bad behavior and children.  If you want a child to stop doing any bad behavior, don’t comment on it, but comment on the good behavior instead.  Any attention is attention.  If you yell at a child for doing something wrong, it is still attention.  All people crave attention.  If you make a fuss, that behavior will happen again.

This is true with people who are celebrities just because their fathers are famous, or groups that use the forum of media to spread their message of hate.  As long as the person isn’t doing something dangerous, ignore it.  Don’t comment on it.  Don’t post about it on your Facebook page.  Don’t talk about it at work.  Energy is energy.

Don’t spend time on things you don’t like.  Don’t give them your energy or attention.  Focus on the positive.  Talk about what works, not about what is broken.  We have to shift the way we think in order for change to happen.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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