Here is a yogathought for your Friday from Beryl Bender Birch:
"Learning to unplug from negative or draining situations and melodramas is important to pulling the prana [energy] back into the body. Everything we do that lets prana drain out weakens us in some way. And if all our prana is tied up in some unhealthy or inappropriate obsession or desire or aversion, then we don't have enough left over to direct toward whatever it is we wish to create for ourselves. We cannot begin the process of creating our own reality unless we reclaim some of our prana. But seeing how we lose this prana takes skillful means. And disconnecting from these things that take our life force isn't as easy as unplugging a toaster. Unplugging entails a slow gradual clearing of our vision, which then enables us to see how we waste our energy through our thoughts and actions."