I am alive.
And as long as I am, people can injure my body, but they can’t hurt my soul. Only I can let them inflict pain. It is not easy, but any anger thrown my way, I can refuse. You say I am uninteresting, ugly or crazy? You are allowed to think just that. It doesn’t make me these things.
It doesn’t make me entertaining, intelligent or beautiful either. I am what I am, with my qualities and my flaws. But you don’t get to decide what I am and what I lack!
The only power over me you have, is the one I grant you. It is as simple as that. Not easy yet to practice in all awareness, but I am growing wiser day by day.
I can’t control your thoughts and your actions, only my reaction to them. Likewise, you can’t control me! So I kindly ask that you keep your angry “dos” and “don’ts” to yourself. I will act as I wish to, when I wish to.
I gladly accept friendly advice, but I will not take orders!
“Hate is like drinking poison, hoping the other will die” they say. I think it is true. If you want to be angry, so be it. But don’t expect me to get upset… I don’t have to be negative just because you choose to do it.
I know there’s good even in the angriest people. Hate is a sign of pain. And I hope yours will go away. Soon. I sincerly do.
In the meanwhile, I’ll keep working on my peace of mind, and to anyone tempted to take me for an angry waltz, I’ll just politely say; No!
P.S. Just a little note, as I’ve seen in the comments (I’ll answer each and everyone of you soon, but I am just a bit busy on other things tonight) that I might have given the impression that I was going through something bad, right now. It is not the case… This is a reflexion I started a while back, while working on ways to lessen the negativity in my life.
I am sorry if I lead some of you to think I was having a bad day… I am good, I just needed to put this new resolution into words. 🙂