Throughout the hour, the focus was centered around people.
We’re all enjoying meeting with friends and family again, and even just being out within the wider community – getting back to the old normal a little bit and realising how much we missed it.
Everyone within the group agreed that we enjoy being around people who make us feel positive – people who are good for you, who want the best for you. We’ve all missed the company, even if we’re fine on our own. We miss human connection. One of the members made a point that we are social creatures, and when we meet other people, we thrive and something new is created. Another contributor said that being with people again has aided her writing, and I couldn’t agree more. People give us joy. They bring us out of ourselves and make us feel good. Of course, there are also those who make us feel bad. My mam calls it ‘radiators and drains’, and I love that symbolism. The drains were discussed this morning and lots of great advice was given.
We all have an intuition about people and know when we don’t like someone or when they give us a negative feeling or radiate bad energy. Some thrive off this and try to suck away all our joy. The group talked about how to send such negativity back to the person, with mention also of personal shields and figures of eight.
Lots of those in attendance said that, as they developed through life, they were better able to understand how to deal with people they didn’t want to spend time with. As we grow up, we develop and become more self-aware. We stop chasing after friends we don’t need and aren’t good for us and focus on who matters. One of the members even said that when she stopped trying to make friends, she found the best friendships. We don’t need friends who make us want to do the wrong thing or who aren’t good for us. It can be hard to get away from that, though. Easier said than done. Even so, it’s worthwhile surrounding yourself with radiators instead of drains.