The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Burning the Negative

Oct
02
Image via Wikipedia.

Image via Wikipedia.

One of my favorite chores as a child was raking the leaves. My mother hated when they would collect in the yard. She’d say that the leaves would hide the snakes. I’d collect the leaves into a pile and my mother would come out and set the pile of leaves on fire.

I would later realize that there’s an emotional connection in burning negativity.

There are times when I don’t necessarily have to verbally share my feelings/concerns. Some things are just internal matters that I need to work out. In those situations, I find it easier to express my feelings in written form. I write out my feelings, read it over, and then I burn it.

Why?

Because when you burn something, all you have left are ashes. You can’t get whatever it was that you burned back. It frees me and I can move on with life. Try it for yourself and let me know if it works for you.

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