Nothing Personal

While doing a late night scroll on my Facebook news feed, I ran across a picture that made me stop.

(This isn't the exact photo. When I tried to save it, it became quite unreadable.)
(The Four Agreements)

What stuck out to me, was number two: Don't take anything personally. I have been accused on more than one occasion of being too sensitive. (I'm still working on feeling apologetic for that, but no luck so far. I just feel people shouldn't be so insensitive to one another. Like, seriously, who says those things? Especially to their spouse, family member, friend. In public. Whatever.) While I acknowledge, that yes, I am too sensitive, I am working on that, and feel that over the past few years, I've definitely improved on letting things roll off my back.

Since running across this picture a few days ago, I have been trying to take to heart the words, "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." Looking back on some of my past experiences of people hurting me, I realize that everyone of those people had their own underling issues. Those who incessantly criticized me, weren't singling me out, and they were acting out because of issues in their heart. Those who ostracized me for being, thinking, or feeling differently than they or a group did, ostracized others in a similar manner. However, at the time I was so caught up in this "why me?" way of thinking, I couldn't see past myself. (Hindsight is 20/20 they say.)

So the next time you're feeling sorrow for yourself because of how someone treated you poorly, try not to take it to heart. Smile and go on with life.

Stay classy, ladies. ;) 

Jessica Wynn

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