As a certified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner, I’ve learned about the impact of words, and I particularly like reframing a word’s meaning. By reframing I mean to look at a word and its meaning from a different point of view. Consider the following reframe of the word “responsibility.”
The word responsibility has two words buried within it—the word Response and the word Ability. Here is a different definition for the word responsibility: My ability to choose my response.
Both positive and negative things happen to people. It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to what happens to you. You are always at choice on how you will respond to negative things and, just as important, how long you keep responding to negative things.
In my book, Law of Attraction, I introduce you to the Vibrational Bubble. This bubble is my illustration to have you understand the energy directly around us (imagine you are in this big bubble, and YOUR vibes are included in this bubble). What you say, think, read, observe, talk about, write about, etc. causes you to send a vibration that matches what you give attention to. Law of Attraction is always responding to the vibration you are sending.
What is the Vibration in YOUR Bubble?
Having a negative reaction to something is normal and OK. It’s what you choose to do after having the negative reaction that is most important. Are you complaining about it, writing about the negative experience, telling 10 friends, thinking about it constantly? All this time, you are giving attention to what you don’t want, causing you to include it in your Vibration Bubble, and you will attract more.
So when you have your next negative experience (even a little one) remind yourself that you are at choice. Ask: What should I observe? and How long should I have this negative vibration? Remember that you have the ability to respond—that is your Responsibility!
About Michael Losier
Michael Losier (Low-zee-eh) lives in beautiful Victoria, BC, on Canada’s West Coast. He is the author of the best-selling book Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t, and two other best-selling books, Law of Connection and Your Life's Purpose.
Michael caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed him four times on her Soul Series™ radio show on Sirius/XM satellite radio. Michael went on to enjoy a year-long run hosting his own radio show on Oprah & Friends™ Radio.
Michael is a world-class trainer who has taught Law of Attraction in 17 countries. His book, Law of Attraction, has sold over 3 million copies in 37 languages. He has certified 475 trainers with his Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator program in 14 countries.
You can visit Michael's website for info on his books: www.MichaelLosier.com