Not All About You


”I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.”
Wayne Dyer


Do you take too personally what people say to you?

Do you feel offended by remarks, actions or behaviour of other people?

Do you take every minor event too seriously, letting it limit or deter you?

Taking things personally is one of the biggest expressions of selfishness because you make the assumption that everything is about ‘you’.

Like you are the centre of the Universe and everybody has something against you. Taking it personally at the weather, at the politics, at the economical crisis, or what ever it maybe. When we have this mindset, things around us will actually start to have something against us.

When we take things personally, we feel offended, and our reaction is to defend our beliefs and create conflicts. We make something big out of something small, because we have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong.

Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours. In the same way, others are going to have their own opinions according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them.

It is not what they are saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that they touch by what they have said. You are hurting yourself.

The next time you feel offended, look at what it is and why someone has touched a ‘sensitive issue’ within you. Ask yourself why are you allowing words and feelings to hurt you.

”Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”
Don Miguel Ruiz


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