Gossip – definition:
“Conversation or reports about other people’s private lives that
might be unkind, disapproving or not true.”
Gossip is big business. Many newspapers, magazines, social media sites and TV entertainment shows have a strong focus on gossip and the latest celebrity news.
Now I love getting together with friends, chatting, feeling super connected and having fun, but I’ve never really been a gossiper. On the rare occasion where I have gotten into a gossip, I’ve come away feeling really drained.
I didn’t understand why until I started to learn about what it is that creates our psychological experience…
What does gossip do? Why is it so addictive and yet can leave us feeling flat?
Whether it’s within your circle of friends or acquaintances, or the latest 'This Morning' celebrity report on the TV, opinions, criticisms and judgements create a ‘them and us’ illusion. A separation and distancing from the truth of us all being connected.
There is a spiritual and psychological level at which we are ALL THE SAME and the further we step away from seeing that, the more disconnected we can end up feeling. When we have connection, compassion, love and understanding in our lives our relationships thrive and life gets a whole lot more joyful.