Remember when you were in High School and your guidance counselor encouraged you to partake in some extracurricular activities or to join a couple of clubs so that your college application would stand out among the rest? To do so, you had to take a look at all of the activities offered and choose the one(s) that best fit your personality, desires, skill set, and interests. If your experience was anything like mine, after joining said club(s) or engaging in your desired activity, you found that most of your free time was spent with other individuals that partook in the same activities. You created a circle of friends: speaking in a similar fashion, adopting personality traits indicative of the group culture, sharing inside jokes, relating to one another based on the environment that was created, etc. Why? Because a club is a collective of like-minded individuals united by shared interests and goals. The members are attracted to each other based on these commonalities. As such, knitting clubs attract those that are interested in knitting just as a book club attracts those that have an affinity for reading. Make sense?
Now, think of your life as a collection of clubs that you join; your actions, intentions, and thoughts serving as your membership dues. Understanding the reciprocal nature of the Universe, you know that the energy you emit is the energy that you attract. For my Christian Brothers and Sisters, you reap what you sow. Adopting this notion, we understand that anger attracts angry people just as happiness attracts other happy people. Because of this inherent nature, you are automatically admitted into various clubs based on the thousands of decisions/thoughts/choices you make on a daily basis. Take a look around. What clubs do you belong to? Are you a member of Club Fear or do you take residence in the Joy Club? Are you a member of the Gratitude Club or are you a part of the Ego Society?
When you take stock of the company you keep, do you see angry, bitter, sad, depressed or jealous people? Or are your club mates joyful, happy, grateful and generous? Either is fine – there are no wrong answers - but please understand that if you look around and do not like what you see, it is up to you to make different choices. So again I ask, which club will you choose?