The H1N1 infection is small compared to the most recent ‘germ’ to affect us. Yes, it’s true. There is something that can spread more quickly and have a greater affect on mankind …. it’s contagious and, to make matters more difficult, people don’t have to touch, sneeze or cough to infect others!
I’m talking about emotions …positive or negative …. happy, sad, angry, afraid, ashamed. And all versions thereof. Past, present and future.
When you hear someone laugh, how long does it take you to begin chuckling? If the person talking to you is frustrated, does some of that frustration rub off on you? Does talking to a calm, softer-spoken person calm you down?
The more you are aware of your own emotional triggers, and those of others, and can act accordingly and not react spontaneously, the more you will motivate, inspire and influence others.
We don’t realize how easily our emotions can infiltrate the moods of others. Even if we are not in the ‘direct line of fire’, we are affected by the spears that are thrown. They can be like a bunch of balloons released in the sky. They can also be like grenades, levelling the ground where they fall.