As we journey through life, we encounter many circumstances and people who influence us, for either the good or the bad. We take in conversations and interactions we have had to gain a better insight into how people are and how we are as human beings. We cultivate our mindset into what we perceive based on these interactions and we begin to form opinions and ideas about things and people that may or may not be true.
We also begin to form opinions about ourselves based on how people treat us. We form misconstrued ideas about ourselves and then we beat each other up about things and then tear our own selves down. We do this because we tend to take so many, if not all things personally.
When someone is late, we assume it’s because they do not want to take the time to get ready early to see us. But it may just be they are running late or something happened or the fact that they are the type of person who is always running late. We begin to feel bad about ourselves and question our worthiness due to the fact someone is late. We question if we are not deserving of someone’s time. Do not take it personally. What they do is their business and what you do and how you respond to it is yours.
Someone who might not even know you called you “ugly”, you may gasp with dismay and then begin to look at yourself through their lens. You begin to feel that your eyes aren’t big enough, your mouth is too small or your nose is too big, based on that one statement from a stranger. You lose yourself in these words that you should not even be attached to but you can’t help it because there are times where you do believe it. Do not take it personally. This person doesn’t even know you; how can they even comment? And, even if they did know you, why does their opinion matter anyway? There must be something that they be going through that they may feel the need to attack you verbally. Don’t take it personally. Let things go and smile.
Maybe someone stopped talking to you. Whatever the reason is, don’t take it personally. You never know if it’s about something out of your control or maybe it’s about you. But don’t worry about it because you can’t assume unless you ask and they tell you the reason. Do not take it personally. People have their issues about things and there are events in their lives that they need to worry about. You do not need to overthink why something happened or didn’t happen. Life goes on and while it goes on you can just worry about you and your energy.
When a situation occurs or the people in your life act in a certain way, do not take it personally. Once you learn to let go of the ideas or thought you have about why or why not, you free yourself of the emotional baggage you’ve been carrying. Learn to release that energy and realize that you are in control of what you do and how you respond to the events that are happening in your life and in your life only. Focus on that and try to be the best version of yourself that you can be. You will learn to live a much more harmonious life. – Peace and Love
NOTE: The “Magnetic Mindfulness Reading” is the Daily Tarot card reading. Each reading is based on “The Ultimate Guide To Tarot Card Meanings” by Brigit Esselmont. The cards that are pictured are “The Rider Tarot Deck” by Arthur Edward Waite.
Ohh competition is killer, killer of your spirit and will power. You get to the point, where you feel if you’re not winning or “on top of your game”, like quitting. But let me tell you this booboo, not everything is a competition and not everyone has to be “the best”. Sure, there are some games in life where there is only one winner. But you do not need to play that game with other aspects of your life. There is enough to go around for everyone.
Instead of trying to knock others down because we feel inferior, we should all cheer everyone else on their own unique journey. While we cheer them on, the interactions with them, will help enhance our own lives. We are getting much more of the same. If we try to hurt others, spread gossip and destroy others’ life purpose, guess what? We get that back in return too.
Remember, the Universe is infinite and that means all of our desires are achievable and attainable. We can have it all and so can others. Allow compassion and commitment for your passion and for others be your main goal. If you allow all the goodness to flow through you by being giving, you’ll receive everything that you have ever wanted to create for yourself. You got this!
In today’s world, we have social media controlling us and people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. Everything is being captured, whether it be the good or the bad. But sometimes, you have to wonder: why does everything need to be recorded and showcased around the world for everyone to see? Can’t we just keep things private anymore? Can we just have these moments to ourselves? Why can’t someone do good without having to brag about it or be acknowledged for it?
Look, being recognized is great and all but it just feeds the ego and it takes away from the act of kindness that you have done for someone else. No one should do anything for anyone to just get famous or receive recognition, we should all try to be kind regardless of it. We become so deprived and have the need for people to “see us” that we forget that it all starts with us. We don’t need the spotlight and Ellen saying how great we are (I know it would be nice, lol) but we should know within ourselves that we are great without millions of people saying we are. We lose sight of what is really important and what it is to be kind.
There are incidences where people are caught on camera by strangers doing kind acts and these people are the most incredibly humbled human beings I have ever seen. They are the ones who weren’t even expecting the recognition and sometimes flat out shun it. They helped out because it was the right thing to do and not because they knew they would be on television the next day.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you do it because it’s the right thing to do. Someone will appreciate your act of kindness. The bonus is being recognized, but if you aren’t, you should know that what you did possibly saved or changed someone else’s life. I think that is the greatest gift of all.