But ask yourself, who has really done those things to you? Haven’t you allowed them to affect you? Have you accepted the insult as true? Have you acknowledged a stranger’s statement as fact? I know that I had to really work through this concept before I could see the truth.
Speaking from a mental viewpoint, can someone really hurt us unless we react to it and believe they can injure us emotionally with their words? Aren’t we the ones that think and feel hurt about the things said or done? Are we allowing them to affect us or are we taking responsibility for our reactions and feelings?
Each of us reacts differently to certain situations. We perceive uniquely. So, instead of reacting, we must take a step back and see these situations without any emotional or personal connection and feeling. I know it’s not easy to look at this from a detached point of view, but it is necessary in order to make the correction. Always remember, no one can emotionally hurt or disappoint you but you, yourself.
Be well, my friends and take care of yourself!