Be Careful, It’s Contagious

June 19th, 2010

Have you ever been in a funk, and someone walks by and throws you a cheerful “Hi” with a smile, and your mood can change in the blink of an eye? Or when one is in a “down” mood, and then you walk into the presence of a bunch of “up” people and you can seem to catch their “up” mood.

Another example would be when the head of a business is an “up” person, that vibe seems to affect everyone in the organization.  Unfortunately, when that person is negative, the aura of the whole organization can also move in that direction.

What I am presenting here is that I believe conditions such as happiness, compassion, kindness, optimism, contentment, compassion and innumerable other human traits are transmissible or contagious almost like the common cold .  Except that the mode of transmission is entirely different.

What I am suggesting is that there is a real form of energy that connects all things, including emotions.  It is real, I believe, and it manifests itself in innumerable ways in our everyday lives. And such things as the “vibe” between people, cultures, animals, and even plants, is just one of the many manifestations of this phenomenon.

The name assigned by some branches of science to this phenomenon  is “Subtle Energy”.  I am speaking about another dimension, which just now is being investigated by western science, even though may have existed forever.  It is so obvious that no one seems to notice it.  It is like no one noticed gravity until Newton “discovered” it.

An example of  how this “vibe ” of happiness might spread through a culture would be Denmark,  which is known to be the happiest of all countries. But what I am suggesting is that this is an example of a Subtle Energy phenomenon that may have spread through the country like a benign “infection”.

Assuming that my suppositions are true, how can we in our own lives benefit from these hypotheses’.   For one thing  just be aware of this “subtle energy” and watch how it operates.  Hang only with positive people.  Be cautious of people that are chronically negative, because that also can “infect” you.  Notice how your level of happiness and contentment can vary depending who you hang with.  Be selective of your friends and associates.

And perhaps even more important is be aware how your energy affects others.  Sometimes it might feel like “swimming against the current” when you are in positive mode, but those around you are not.  Your feelings and attitudes can affect all of those around you,  so  be acutely award of what type of energy you give off.  And as life happens, we can only do the best that we can do, and give out the most positive energy that, that particular time in our lives allows.

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