Radiating Inner Positivity Betters Self, Others, Society Overall

Have you ever met someone who naturally emits an inner light?
He makes you feel welcomed, wanted and valued. Walking past this type of person on the street brings a smile to your face. He knows how to laugh, even when the joke isn’t funny. He listens well and offers sincere feedback.
Who are these people and why are they so bubbly and welcoming? Have they never had anything bad happen in their lives? No. I don’t believe that’s the case.
People who glow haven’t necessarily had perfect lives, nor will they claim they have. Many just know how to maintain positivity through every situation.
Maybe they are great at exuding compliments without wanting one in return. Or maybe these people have their morality in check and understand they aren’t the most important people in a room.
It’s easy to say the world could use more people like this. But how do we, ourselves, become like them?
The first thing you will recognize when you are around a positive person is his humility. Modern society caters to individual gratification. Everywhere you look, something is asking you to exalt yourself (i.e. social media).
These people know how to level themselves with their company. They never claim to be better than another person. These people have learned to accept their weaknesses.
Often times, people who don’t understand themselves and their weaknesses release their anger and frustration on innocent bystanders. To be great, we must be aware of our struggles and stop being afraid to share them with others.
People who emit positivity are honest and gracious. Being honest, but still gracious, is a talent. If you know how to tell a stranger his fly is down without embarrassing him, God bless you.
Truth and grace go hand in hand. We can’t have truth with no grace and, likewise, we can’t have grace with no truth. It is important to find a balance between the two.
People who enjoy letting their inner light glow often serve the public in some kind of capacity. They recognize their talents and gifts and utilize them to better the world. They aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zones to serve others.
Aren’t these the kind of people we want as our children’s teachers? Don’t we want them as our doctors? Wouldn’t it be nice if these people were our parent’s caregivers?
And here’s the real secret: We all contain that same light. We all have the ability to be like these admirable people.
If we can carry ourselves strong and approach our lives with these qualities, we can make the world more positive.
This article originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2015 print edition of The Echo.
image via cosmopolitan.co.uk

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