4/11/08

Emotional Pollution - Letting negative thoughts prevail

Emotional Pollution – Letting negative thoughts prevail

 

The hidden effects of emotional pollution can be more harmful to your well being than breathing in someone else's cigarette smoke and more aesthetically disquieting than stepping over other people's trash. Unfortunately, negative emotions are the most contagious. Due to their immediate survival significance, negative emotions get priority processing in the brain. Most of the effects of emotional pollution are unconscious, processed by the brain in thousandths of a second. In the world of emotional pollution, we either convince ourselves of a subtle sense of value for everyone we encounter, or run the risk of absorbing their subtle negativity; we put out compassion or download resentment.

  

 

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