How to Let Negative People Go From Your Life

drama queen!

How do you let go of negative people from your life?

Do you do so gently or cut them out harshly?

I previously wrote how decluttering your friends from your life is good for you and them.

This is great when friends are involved but what about when it’s an ex-lover or even a relative?

This is Day 26 of our “28 Day Relationships Adventure (DRA)” in February.

You can read all 28 articles which are listed at the bottom of this post.

Today I would like to briefly talk about the question of how we can let go of people gently from our lives with forgiveness and love.

A few days ago, a reader posed this question:-

What do you with relatives in your life who are basically very selfish? Keep them or let them go?

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Why Teamwork Always Begins with YOU

red arrows teamwork

As you look at this stunning picture and marvel at the teamwork of the Red Arrow pilots, do you wonder just how they do it?

One slight mistake and the lives of their fellow pilots are in serious danger. And yet for so many years, the red arrows have thrilled crowds all around the world.

Their skill, aptitude and teamwork are all things that epitomise human greatness.

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power but in character and goodness. People are just people and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with basic

In case you have never heard of Anne Frank, then you must find out more about her and read her diary.

The above words were written by Anne Frank in her diary, dated 26th March 1944. If a young girl hiding in a cupboard for years can see the basic goodness in other people, surely so can we all.

Anne’s diary continues to be one of the world’s most inspirational books and is a universal plea to humanity to demonstrate humanity.

It is clearly up to us all to start by showing more consideration, compassion and humanity towards all those people in our life, and also to those people who we interact with everyday and who make our lives so rich and worthwhile.

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Why World Compassion Always Begins With You

compassion begins with you!

Today in the world, there seems to be more turmoil and tragedy than ever before.

As I write this, it looks like Libya is on the verge of civil war, whilst in New Zealand hundreds of people are still missing after the earthquake.

At the same time, there are numerous deaths all around the world every day through war, famine and drought.

Whilst we can only hope and pray for the people affected, you may feel that these events do not really impact your day to day life.

So what has all this to do with you?

But the real question we have to consider is just when and where do we start showing our compassion and where does it all end?

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Why No One Is Ever An Ugly Duckling!

be a swan not an ugly ducklingHave you heard the story of the ugly duckling?

And do you believe that there are some ugly ducklings in your life?

So many of us go through life with assumptions about other people based simply on their physical appearance.

We shoo people who don’t quite fit into our perception of how they should look.

Also, the media with its glamorising of a certain look or style is so guilty of creating a whole plethora of prejudices.

Yet ultimately, as I have written so often, at the end of the day we are all the same.

We are all striving for the same thing – love, happiness and a fulfilled life – and we are doing the best we can with our current level of awareness, knowledge and understanding.

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A Powerful Yet Simple Trick to Instantly Improve All Your Relationships

appreciation circle

Have you noticed just how much turmoil and tragedy there is in the world today?

You must be aware of all the world changing events going on in Arab world right now. We can only hope that the upheaval in Libya is resolved without any more bloodshed.

What also made me sad this morning was to read the news about yet another earthquake in New Zealand which has led to so many deaths, injuries and loss of homes and no doubt livelihoods.

In just a few seconds, nature has reminded us of a force much greater than us.

All we can do is hope and pray that the people affected rebuild their broken homes and lives quickly and allow their healing to begin.

We can also send the bereaved people our love and positive vibes.

This is another reminder, if we ever needed one, about how our lives are so fragile and yet so precious. Which makes it even more imperative that we make the most of our relationships with our loved ones.

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Stop Judging, Start Loving

stop judging this wolf man!Do you go through life judging other people all the time?

Or do you accept and love people just as they are?

For instance, have a good look at this image of a man holding a bike helmet. Take your time.

What judgements did you just pass on him?!

Maybe you immediately thought he was fat and needed to lose some weight. Maybe he could do with a shave.

Or perhaps you just don’t like bikers and all sorts of judgemental thoughts went through your mind.

Okay, I am making my point here – but as human beings, we are “judgement making machines” – constantly making our assumptions about how the world should be.

We become judge and jury and arrogantly assume that the world should be the way we dictate.

However, all your relationships will be almost instantly transformed if you were to simply let others be and get on with your own life.

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Share Your Love with Your Loved Ones Everyday

Love is all that mattersJust how much love do you share with your loved ones?

A few years ago, after a personal development event, I called one of my nephews, Dipak, who was 12 at the time.

The idea was to call our loved ones and let them know that they were loved.

I told my nephew that I loved him and asked him if he knew that I did so. He replied – “Yes I know you do, but you never say it!”

That was a heart rending reply and just what I needed to hear to become more present to him and others around me.

Talk about mindfulness training from a child!

Learn more about mindfulness and how it can save your life

This is Day 20 of our “28 Day Relationships Adventure (DRA)” in February. You can read the previous 19 articles by following the links at the bottom of this post.

Today I want to highlight the importance and urgency of appreciating your time with your loved ones.

How often have we all missed someone when they are no longer around?

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How NOT to Make Friends!

say cheese!

Every now and then you come across a picture and you just have to smile.

This picture was sent to me recently by a friend and apparently it has been doing the rounds of the net for a few years now.

You can just imagine the ensuing chaos and shock a few milliseconds after the picture was taken.

Sometimes life can be just tough – and it can kick you or soak you just when you are not expecting it!

Clearly the picture may have been doctored, but nevertheless it does lead to some interesting questions and learnings for our daily life.

This is Day 19 of our “28 Day Relationships Adventure (DRA)” in February. You can read the previous 18 articles by following the links at the bottom of this post.

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Why the Human Touch is Key

Human Touch Is Vital

Are you increasingly socialising and networking with other people online?!

With the growth in popularity of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, people are spending more and more time communicating with each other on line.

We are all now so interconnected and with the advances of social media, we are only a few keystrokes away from anyone else in the world.

At the same time, people are finding that it is now more vital than ever to have strong connections. Networking electronically is said to be the way forward, as the world becomes ever smaller.

The recent political developments in Tunisia and Egypt were greatly fuelled by the use of rapid messaging via Twitter which ultimately led to the incumbent regimes being overthrown.

Social media tools are here to stay, whether you like it or not.

However, where does this leave face to face human contact?

Ultimately, the depth of the connection you make with people is what ultimately bonds you to them. And what better place to do this than when you meet people face to face for the first time?

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11 Strategies to Instantly Improve ALL Your Relationships

Make all your relationships fun

In a world increasingly tense and with international relations more uncertain than ever, it is key that we review how we all get on with each other.

Change however begins in our daily lives and if we improve the one to one relations with all the people around us, ultimately relationships on a global level will also improve.

Have you noticed how the personal conflicts in our lives are reflected in global conflicts around the world?

To bring about more cordial relationships in the world, change begins within us and around us. Make all your own relationships more harmonious and one day we can have more peace and harmony in the world.

Today it is more important than ever that we focus on improving our relationships. It is only by improving our own individual relationships that we can bring about a global shift.

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9 Smart Ways to Focus in the Age of Distraction


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