If you’re at all like me, you see and meet a lot of new people every day. We all have bad days sometimes, but when we’re constantly surrounded by lots of people – on the subway, at work, in the grocery store etc. – we'll almost inevitably get affected by the energy of those around us. It’s great if that energy is positive, but especially during the winter months that isn’t necessarily always the case and, well, the current political climate doesn’t exactly help either.
Lately I’ve started to really enjoy observing people and trying to see love in the energy they radiate, and in how they treat people around them. It’s quite fascinating! “Self-love” might sound weird, like some sort of narcissism, but that’s actually not at all what it is. Looking for acceptance, respect, and love is something I believe we will all keep doing throughout our lives, but one thing is so obvious that it’s almost painful: a person who loves and respects her/himself will rarely be mean or resentful, especially not for no reason. Spreading happiness, and spotting it in other people brings a lot of joy to me, and at the same time it’s become quite intolerable for me to be around people who try to bring others down, or who spread toxic energy. I have no problems dealing with them when I have to, but I wouldn’t choose to spend a lot of time in their company. Life is way too beautiful, and short, for that.
This brings me to the other thing I’ve been spending time considering, which is how we truly will always be the children we once were. Nothing really changes all that much. Time flies by. We might think we change – and of course we do – but why does “becoming an adult” have to be a thing? Who has really decided that at 18, or 21, or 16 or whatever, you can do this and that and suddenly you’re a grownup. Haha! It’s a human construct, much like everything else we simply accept as “the way things are”. Challenging these types of thoughts is a lot of fun, and so is realizing how intuitively we knew things when we were kids, and then we “learned” a bunch of stuff about how we should be living our lives, only to (at least in my case) come to understand at some point, that we’re never going to know what’s going on any more than we did as kids. Adults can learn so much from kids, there is no doubt about that. And similarly, I think we can all learn from our childhood selves, if we are able to find them in there.
Happy Vibes Project is, first and foremost, a space where I share my excitement and fascina-tion about being human. I have a tendency to fall into research rabbit holes on almost any topic from science & technology to film ma-king, philosophy, cultu-re, art ... and, of course, holistic health. Happi-ness only gets better when shared, so feel free to reach out if you have an interesting story or would like to con-tribute in any other way! <3