There was a study written in the Harvard Women’s Health Watch on the topic of Social Interaction, being critical for both mental and physical health. The study showed that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and community have a much better chance to live longer and have better mental and physical health.
There so much truth behind all of this, but the key word here is positive.
The saying nowadays goes that if you count the 5 people that you associate with the most in your life (whether at work or after work) and list their income level, their lifestyle and their type of thinking, that should tell you what kind of person you have or will eventually become.
If you are around at least 5 negative people almost 3-5 times a week, you are mostly likely the 6th person in that circle.
And there is a problem to that type of association.
Negative and pessimistic thinking can, and after a while, release chemicals in your brain that can put your health into a questionnable position. It is now said that a positive thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative thought. And in this case of health, a positive thought can lead to faster, rapid healing than a negative thought, which can worsen the situation even more.
There is another type of association that can be detrimental to your health, and if you don’t move away quickly enough, you will quickly absorb this type of behaviour. This type is called “Neediness”. Let’s explain.
If you are constantly Needing to have things in your life, whether it’s financial, social, a person or more, you will be placed in a character and mode of lack. And the thing about lack is that if you practice it long enough, you will send that message to the universe.
God created abundance in this life, which is Life-Giving abundance.
If you associate yourself with other people who “need” to have this or that, and you are tied to that sort of “need”, then eventually an energy is formed where one benefits but the other suffocates. And when the other one does die out, then the one who needs is eventually in need for more of what the latter provided as a benefit.
This can be more compared to predatory behavior. A lack mindset.
It’s even more detrimental to one’s health if a person decides to distance themselves from community, meaning being happy as a loner. There are only a few benefits to being alone and a tonne of disadvantages to being so.
Some of these disadvantages are:
- If you have a pessimistic world view, you will be highly engulfed in it
- Positive thoughts only work when you share it with others and the world. If you don’t do this, then negative thoughts will become your own company
- Your own frequency vibration will start to dwindle and eventually, to the point of non-existence (how much more politically correct can these words be?)
- If you get sick and live alone, you will have a much harder time getting yourself healthy
- If you are extremely sick, you won’t be able to help yourself. Sooner or later, the inevitable happens and people will eventually find you – but your own eyes won’t see them or your ears won’t hear them anymore. This is one of the worst ways to leave this world.
Community, in it’s root word, means communion. Communion is when two or more energies combine together to create a greater whole.
Think of a source of light (be it a match, a flashlight, a firework.) When more of these sources of light are added, they become brighter. They grow and become something greater, awe-inspiring and wipe away anything that is causing the death from the among the twigs of life.
What does this all mean?
What this means is that if you want to grow, be happier, make dreams come true, be healthier, you will need to become part of a group. A community.
No sports team can ever win a championship with just one player. It takes a team of individuals, who have instilled the same mission and values within each other, to be able to achieve either a championship win or something great.
There is a movie called Facing the Giants, where the Coach, named Coach Grant Taylor, said among his players: We win as a team, we lose as a team. But regardless of whether we win or lose, we play for the Glory of God.
And amazingly enough, God blesses the team and they win game after game. If you haven’t seen the movie, I would highly recommend it. Check it out and learn more about this movie.
With this all being said, knowing and practicing the importance of community is highly beneficial and important to your well being and longevity.
So go out there and make new and positive friends. Even if you’re scared to, you’ll find others who are just as scared as you, but they may want to be a part of something great.
The first step though is to continuously work on your own personal development. After all, the way you are is also the kind of people you meet. If you don’t know if you’re a positive person or negative person, make sure to count the 5 people you’ve associated with. If they aren’t positive, start working on yourself now. If you are a Christian or are looking to become one, read the bible – there’s plenty of lessons in there. Or get some books or take courses from Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, Jake Ducey (an amazing up and coming young thought leader who I highly recommend), Joel Osteen.
Become a person of value.
Turn off or stop reading the news – there’s too much negativity in there already and you don’t need it.
We’re a positive group of like-minded and supportive, encouraging, health-conscious, dream oriented individuals who want to help others make their dreams come true, while teaching them to help others make their dreams come true and make a difference in this world. Now that’s a positive breath of fresh air right?
Join our community. You’ll be glad you did. And eventually all your new and positive friends will be glad you did as well.