“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

Indeed, if you applied this philosophy to your every day relationships imagine how much better you’ll feel including having meaningful conversations instead of nagging/knit-picking your spouse or significant other.  There’s enough stresses out there which will trigger our negativity. Don’t bring it home if you can help it.  Of course we’re only human but if we can catch ourselves before we spiral down that hole perhaps, just perhaps, your life situation will improve and trust me, it can create a wonderful domino effect within other areas of your life:

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