A Warrior

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”Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.’’
Harvey Fierstein

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Taking things too personally and too seriously, makes life difficult, and often brings unhappiness and suffering.

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When we take things too personally and seriously, we make ourselves more vulnerable to hurt feelings, anger, frustration and unhappiness. Taking things too personally is like placing a heavy load on our back.

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Not taking things personally may sometimes be an overly ambitious goal. But as we work toward seeing things with greater clarity, we are more able to respond rather than react.

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Remember, when someone is cruel, harsh, mean, to not take their words personally is one thing, but to hear the silent cry within those words is another. This sort of perspective can not only help free us from crippling self-doubt in the face of criticism, it can also frees us from automatically becoming blind participants in the negative interactions that the cruel person has become used to.

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If we are being yelled at or belittled, block out that voice by not listening to it. Changing our thinking is easier said than done because it requires taking positive action in a negative scenario. But if we do it repeatedly it will lead to a change in attitude and our behaviour.

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‘’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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