Monday, February 1, 2010

Negative Voices

A woman can tend to hear--and absorb--negative voices with great sensitivity. They can affect her like a blast of cold air that tightens the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Often, we do not realize until later the impact these voices and thoughts have had, not only on our attitude but also on our ideas! We might make judgments whose rationale is directly influenced by a negative opinion we have received. It can prove very difficult to weight the positive voice equally once our outlook has been poisoned by negativity. (How many times, for instance, have you noticed that your words of comfort to a depressed woman seem to fall on deaf ears?) It can take quite a while to recover. When you do recover, however, you are able to see a new world, almost. It's a world that has so many more possibilities--possibilities which may prove an intense challenge but which do not disappear into the "never" land, never to be seen or heard from again. All women need to recognize the negative visions they have imbibed, especially examining the way in which these visions have impacted their deepest, most hidden desires. How many desires have you squelched for the sake of somebody else's NONsense?