Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Solitude and Attitude

One of my favorite speakers and writers, Dr Wayne W. Dyer, once said, "All of us have an energy field around us and we must be very careful not to let anyone else contaminate it with their negativity, with their unpleasantness, with their unhappiness.

A 19th century poet, by the name of Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 - October 30, 1919) wrote poetry with cleaver lyrics and was considered quite popular during her time.  In her poem, "Solitude", she gives a poetic description of how to keep your energy field clean and clear and uncontaminated."

by Ella Wilcox

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it's mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and you friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Indeed she tells us that if we laugh we will create a world of laughter.  If we weep, we will be alone.  If we rejoice, others will seek us.  If  we are full of grieving, others will turn and go.  If we feast and enjoy we will have a happy life.  Attitude creates the very world that you experience each and every day and it is your choice to laugh or to weep. 

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