Happy Wednesday. Have a beautiful day. Enjoy.
Always do your best……and try to live without fear. Be mindful of how often you take things personally. How often you insert yourself into a discussion and claim offence at something that someone has said to you. How often you hear them make a statement or offer an opinion and you automatically assume ” that’s about me.” Taking things personally is the biggest sign that we are living in fear and in a self centred world of our own making. Because when someone says something that you take personally, you are agreeing with them or you wouldn’t be offended. What they have said has touched up against an old pain or hurt and you are allowing their words to uncover that pain all over again. It is not what they have said, but rather what they have triggered in you that is causing you pain.
This will usually lead to defending and justifying your point of view which then leads to conflict. An ethical and evolved life entails telling ourselves the truth and then living that truth. It entails taking inventory of our fears and our demons so that we know when fear is speaking for us. Then we can realize when an old pain body is responsible for our words or our actions. People will say things, but if you don’t live in fear. Or being centred on I am not enough….. then you will hear their words but they won’t penetrate. Because you will know that you are always enough. That the people who don’t give up are the people who find a way to believe in themselves and in abundance rather than scarcity. For all of us the days and nights reveal that if we can believe in the integrity of the path that winds its way in our lives, then we can find peace. So today, work on not taking things personally. Your life will be a continual unfolding of acknowledging your fear, and doing it anyway. Namaste
Don Miguel Ruiz said ” Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dreams, in their own mind; they are in a completely world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world. Even when a situation seems personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do , and the opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds. The big difference between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses, and the warrior refrains.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach