(best friends, and now they act like each other!!!)
Ok, so a friend saw a psychic who told her that spirits from other people around her could invade her body when she was in a meditative, calm state.
Hm. I wanted to tell her I’d never seen that happen before, but… I’ve seen close to that actually happen.
I’ve wondered for a long time if you can “catch” someone’s mood.
Or, if people could actually “steal” your spirit.
I’m not sure that spirits “invade” your body, but its a weird and metaphoric way of saying that the company you keep will reflect upon you… and reflect you, ultimately.
I remembered an old Will Smith quote when my friend said was telling me this story, ““Look at your 5 closest friends. Those five friends are who you are. If you don’t like who they are, then you know what you have to do…”
So, in the spirit of saying that Will Smith is right, who are your five closest friends? Do you love them for all that they are? Do you feel great about yourself after spending time with them?
My observations over a long time of trying to test this phenomenon of how much one is affected by other people:
No matter what you say about how strong you are, you can’t submerge yourself in misery and stay radiantly happy unless you are superhuman.
Same goes for happiness: it’s pretty hard to stay miserable and be surrounded by really joyous people.
This is a really fascinating subject for me. I’ve been under the influence of people who weren’t refecting who I was or wanted to be… and it was very hard to extricate myself, though I’m very happy I ultimately did.
Luckily, I am wholeheartedly honored to say now that if I’m anything like my closest friends, that would be amazing…so I hope this is true!
How do you feel about this?
Do you feel your closest friends- and those you you spend the most time with- represent who you are?
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