As we go through life in our own little bubble, up inside our own heads, it can be easy to feel like who we are, what we think, believe, say and do doesn't matter that much in the measurement of the whole. That they don't have a measurable impact on our own lives directly, let alone have an impact on those around us, or on the world.
Do you remember my rice experiment? If you haven't seen it yet, or if you haven't seen it in a while, I invite you to look back at my January 27, 2015 post. The rice experiment is something that I did with my family and it's a wonderful demonstration of how what we say, think, and believe matter. Our words and our thoughts vibrate out into the universe on a frequency and are impactful to those around us and to ourselves. What we do matters.
Did you know that even observing someone who is stressed or negative has an immediate effect on our own nervous system? We don't even have to see or hear someone to pick up on their stress or negativity, because our bodies are designed to smell it. Your brain can detect "alarm pheromones" that are released by others. Negativity and stress can literally waft into your space. What we do matters.
You may never know the impact that you have on others, but what you do indeed matters. Whether you are a student, a professional, a homemaker, or a homeless person...no matter your profession, your status, or your walk in life, what we do matters.
Recent research demonstrates the power of what we think, say and believe. It demonstrates the health implications, the relationship effects, the impact on our success, the implications to our earnings, to our productivity, our creativity, and our overall happiness. YOU matter and what YOU do matters.
During these challenging times, I invite you to very intentional about how you matter in this world. Let your thoughts, words and actions spread love, joy and positivity out into the world as much as possible. You are powerful and impactful, more than what you will probably ever know while on this earth.