It just makes sense. We all have toxic problems and people in our life. Instead of spreading that toxic energy around....save it for your journal where you can write away all of your frustrations, anger, resentment.
I am practicing this more and more as I making such an effort to be Impeccable with my Word. That is an agreement from Don Miguel Ruiz's book titled The Four Agreements. One of my favorite books. It is based on ancient Toltec wisdom, offering a practical guide to personal freedom. I bought this book back in 1997 when it first came out and have tried to keep it in mind throughout the years.
Holy shit! It's not as easy as it sounds. Who doesn't sometimes get caught up in it when others call you to tell you the latest gossip. I have to admit that sometimes I enjoy hearing the gossip. There is a small spark that gets lit when faced with hearing something new and possibly scandalous. But it only lasts for a minute...because I remember that words can be poisonous.
These days, I am making a considerable effort to be impeccable with my word. I know that I can't run away from my problems and necessary confrontations. At least not until my kids are out of the house and I buy that pink caravan and take to the road with my soul sistas. However, I can control my reaction and not get caught up in the drama by taking the step to first write my feelings down where I can analyze them and subsequently release the crud forevermore.
Forgive me when I falter with my word. It just may mean that I didn't get a chance to vent to my journal or it may mean that my hormones are acting up again or perhaps I drank too much red wine at The Corner.
Oh..it should be noted, lest I seem too frickin angelic... that I do vent to my souliest soul sistas in all the land..but without vicious intentions.....most of the time. :)