Positive Energy

A couple of months ago, I saw Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke of Insight, on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday (Oprah is not my fave but her Sunday morning Super Soul series definitely IS).

Ms. Taylor, a Harvard trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when she was only 37 years old.  The book tells of her experience and the insight that she gained.

Although I found Ms. Taylor’s story fascinating, and her book on my “must read” list, this is not a book review, so I’ll get to the point (or try to. I tend to digress).

One of the things that stood out to me in the interview with Oprah was that Jill (okay… we’re on a first name basis now) talked about the energy that people brought with them into her room.

She felt so strongly about it that she made a sign to hang on the outside of her door that said, “You are responsible for the energy that you bring into this room”.  I mean… really!  How true!

When we are recovering and/or healing (or any time, really), it seems incredibly important to surround ourselves with positive energy.

If I were a tattoo kind of gal, I think this is so major that I’d have a tattoo on my forehead that says, “You are responsible for the energy that you bring into my life.”

If I had enough room, I’d add, “so ‘happy up’ or move on”.  (but my forehead is not quite that large)

For now, I’ll be mindful of the energy that I bring to people – to places – to life.

Do you feel the energy that people bring when they visit you?  If so, how does it affect you?


Sending you positive energy!


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