Matthew Stuart
Jul 30, 2015 · 2 min read

“Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe”

While browsing Twitter last night, I stumbled upon this watercolor piece that someone posted. I’m sure it wasn’t originally by them, as this has probably been around the internet and back by now. I was struck by its concise, accurate, and thoughtful message, the likes of which represents a frame for my recent experiences.

Last weekend was transcendent, to say the least. I spent it in Chicago going to Wicker Park fest and a rooftop shindig. Although these were both exceptional ventures, what stood out to me was the people I had the pleasure of interacting with. I probably only met a few solid friends over the last year, and have made up for lost time over this summer.

It was this quote that finally made me realize why this was. Too often I’d let myself believe that I wasn’t in control of my relationships and who I spent time with, that I was merely a victim of circumstance. Why wasn’t I with the cool people? Why wasn’t I having a good time?

Because it was my choice. And now looking back, it’s really so simple. We choose our attitude, emotion, and actions. Without being intentional about these things, we become passive, and then have the audacity to wonder why things aren’t happening the way we imagined.

Although the quote looks as though a toddler acquired a watercolor set and a Tumblr account, I can’t help but marvel at its simplicity. Truly, your vibe attracts your tribe. Our minds function on particular vibrational patterns, and we naturally gravitate towards similar minded people. My friend likened it to radios, being able to tune in to other people’s frequency.

Being aware of this new perspective on human wavelengths, I’m excited to step into a new year of school and life, dismissing negativity and passivity. Nobody wants to be in that tribe.


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