“Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”
I recently heard Brendon Burchard talking about this quote in a coaching session. He said that Oprah Winfrey has it visibly posted in her company. Here, in Oprah’s words, is the interesting story of how she received this quote:
“Nobody but you is responsible for your life. It doesn’t matter what your mama did; it doesn’t matter what your daddy didn’t do. You are responsible for your life. You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others. One of the best examples of this was Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who was on the show talking about the book, My Stroke of Insight. She was a 37-year-old, Harvard-educated brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke in the left part of her brain. She couldn’t speak or remember her own mother, but when doctors and nurses walked into her room, she knew from the right brain who was on her side. She could feel their energy.
Dr. Taylor sent me a sign that I have hanging in my makeup room. It says, ‘Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.’ And I ask the same thing in my home and at my companies. Thank you, Dr. Taylor, for that simple but powerful lesson. All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all little beaming little signals like radio frequencies, and the world is responding in kind.”
This quote is loaded with wisdom that I could talk about, but I want to home in on the message on the sign. Ever since I heard this story related by Brendon, I’ve been more conscious of the energy I bring into a room or a situation.
I recently had a situation that I knew would need a great deal of positive energy. The situation had the potential to be extremely difficult, with an unhappy outcome. I talked to some of the other people that where going to be there and shared the importance of taking positive energy into the room with us. I went in with no judgements, expecting a good outcome, with positive energy and love for everyone there. I am happy to say that the outcome was good, and I am so grateful for the way the situation went and the results that came from it.
Interestingly enough, one person there had a different perception. He did not think the outcome was as good as it could have been. It’s quite interesting that when a group of people are in the same situation, they see, hear and know everything that went on yet, they view the outcome totally different. I can tell you that in this instance, even though we talked about taking positive energy in with us, this one person had been saying for weeks, that the outcome would be bad. He was fearing the worst and wasn’t expecting a good result. He perceived the outcome would be very negative. He in essence, got the outcome he was expecting, even though I viewed the outcome just the opposite.
One lesson we can learn from this is that taking responsibility for the energy you take into any space definitely influences the energy there. We all have the power to affect the energy in a room, good or bad. You can feel the energy in a room before anyone says anything. Use your energy for the good. Take control of it. Keep it positive and elevated.
The other lesson I observed is that you get what you expect. It goes back to the Law of Attraction; you attract what you focus on. When you continually declare a negative result, and fear what the result may be, you can be sure to receive it.
Our thought is a powerful attractive force. It is so important to guard it. Be aware of what your thought is at all times. The more aware you become, the more you can control it.
The same is true of your energy. Notice how you feel. Your feelings will tell you if your energy is positive or negative about something. The more aware you are of your feelings and in turn your energy, the more you will be able to adjust it when necessary. Having a positive energy and outlook always makes life better. Do your part to take responsibility and contribute to the energy you want to have in any situation, in your life and in your experience.
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