18th September 2018
We live in a world that is very polluted. However, we do not often reflect upon the prevailing sound pollution and what this does to our hearts and minds.
The “blame” culture affects people’s behaviour, souring the prevailing mood and spreading fear.
Clearly, we must discriminate. We need to decide who to spend time with, and with whom to do business. However, our air waves and e-waves are a maelstrom of abuse, criticism, anger and vitriol. We are so inured to this modern reality that we have become undisturbed by a malevolent culture that has crept us and overtaken us.
A good life comes from a clear mind, and a joyous heart. My experience is that eliminating the listening to and partaking in criticism significantly improves my quality of life, my happiness, my well-being and effectiveness.
Where I can directly impact a situation with constructive feedback to the right person at the right time then I will. This is, however, targeted and appropriate and will result, I hope, in a positive result for all concerned.
Most prevailing criticism, however, consists of the aimless slinging of arrows of hatred that penetrate our hearts, often unknowingly, poisoning our psyches, draining our energy and sapping positivity.
The good news is that we have control over this and, if we are conscious, we can improve our lives by controlling what enters our ears and what comes out of our mouths.