I’ve got something a little different for you this week (while I’m working on the next soap box video…) I’ve been making it a point to engage a lot more on all the various platforms and their comments sections, including on my blog, on Facebook and on YouTube. And man, has it been fun! I’m having the BEST conversations, even when people don’t necessarily agree with me or my work (that’s not a requirement for me to be able to enjoy it.)
Engaging in comment sections, on your own platform or someone else’s, can be kind of nerve wracking. I mean, on a lot of sites, things can get pretty ugly in the comments (which is why we moderate our comments), and who wants to engage with that? And then, of course, there’s always the danger that someone will come after you – that they’ll be mean to you, or criticize you. And even if you’re not afraid of that, you might still not want to get involved.
Well, the new me does want to get involved. The cool thing is that even when people leave negative opinions, what they’re actually doing is asking for help. I mean, why else would they be reading my stuff or watching one of my videos (and probably many others like it)?
I had just such an experience this weekend, when I decided to reply to a YouTube audience member who chose the comment section under one of my videos to declare that the Law of Attraction ruins lives and is therefore evil.
What transpired was a beautiful exchange and a valuable teaching moment. I’m inspired to share the exchange here. Maybe it’ll inspire someone to react differently to “negative” comments or replies. Maybe it’ll just be a fun read. In either case, you’re welcome. 🙂
If you can’t see the image below properly, you can read the entire exchange HERE on YouTube. Enjoy!