Oprah continuously drops great knowledge, but this excerpt below is probably one of my favorites. One aspect of our lives that has a major impact on our well-being is who we surround ourselves with.
In this clip from the ever-wise Oprah, she touches on “energy suckers” and how you can not get where you want in life when you are surrounded by them. Energy suckers or “energy vampires” are people in your life who either intentionally or unintentionally drag you down with their negative vibes. This also falls under the realm of “you can’t heal in the environment in which you became sick.”
It can be hard to walk away from relationships, family members and friendships that are toxic, but understand you are under no obligation to stand by people who continuously hurt you or wish to bring you down. Sure, we all go through hard circumstances and being there for someone you care about is important, but you have to learn to separate hardship from someone who is perpetually toxic.
You deserve love, respect, and support -if you’re not getting that from the people in your life, it might be time to walk away.