Meet People Where They Are.
Updated: Jan 16, 2020
Have you ever experienced yourself withdrawing from someone who was overflowing with enthusiasm? I have experienced this situation from both sides. Being both the person who was too enthusiastic, as well as, the person who hoped to run away.
Enthusiasm can draw you in and elevate your mood. A friend's enthusiasm may lift you out of your sorrow after being dumped by your boyfriend. It can also bring up anger or boredom. Sometimes we choose not to be cheered up or it brings up a feeling of unworthiness.
I decided to figure out what may be happening and how to transform it. Pure enjoyment of any kind is quite an amazing experience. Colors are brighter. New ideas present themselves and creativity flows. This is the goal, right? Why do we stay away?
It is our level of awareness, which plays a role in how we respond to one another. Next time you notice someone retreating from your 'larger than life' ideas, think 'go slow'. Don't turn down your level of enthusiasm, just slow it down. Allow the other person to process what you're presenting. Always be true to yourself.
If you are on the receiving end, figure out where you are in conscious awareness and why you are not able to receive that enthusiasm. What feelings are coming up for you? Your feelings are the key. If you choose to learn how to harness the power of your feelings transformed, Conscious Language is for you!