Jan. 18, 2014

What's the Difference Between Poison & A Virus

by Daniel Womack (author's profile)


What is the difference between poison & a virus?

Answer: poison is not contagious, but a virus is. A snake bite harms only the person bitten, whereas a virus infects the host & then spreads throughout the population.

Negativity is a poison. A person's poor attitude, sour mood, & pessimistic world view is personal to him & affects only him. This is as it should be. But we tend to treat negativity as a virus, allowing others' moods & attitudes to infect us & ruin our day. It does not have to be this way.

In my recovery, I must treat negativity in others as the poison that it is. I must resolve to determine my own mood, attitude, and world view, & allow others to suffer in their's if they choose. In service, we try to express empathy & offer to help in any way possible. But we do so cautiously, always guarding our own peace as the first priority.

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RonaGal Posted 10 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 10 years, 4 months ago   Favorite
This reminds me of something that I hear in the rooms quite a bit. "A resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."

As always, great post.


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