Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not everybody will like you

DailyOM: Learning to Live

 It is not necessarily a pleasant experience, but there will be time in our lives when we come accross people who do not like us. As we know, like attracts like, so usually when these individuals do not like us, it is because they are not like us. Rather than taking it personally, we can left them be who they are, accepting that each of us is allowed to have different perspectives and opinions. When we give others that freedom, we claim it for ourself as well, releasing ourselves from the need for their approval so we can devote our energy toward more rewarding pursuits.
While approval from others is a nice feeling, when we come to depend on it, we may lose our way on our own path. There are those who will not like us no matter what we do, but that does not mean that there is nothing wrong with us. We each have our own filters built from our experiences over time. Others may see in ous something that is merely a projection of their mind-set, but we have no control over such interpretations. The best we can do is to hope that the role we play in the script of their lives is helpful to them, and then follow our own inner guidance with integrity.
As we reap the benefits of walking our perfect paths, we grow to appreciate the feeling of fully being ourselfves. The need to have everyone like us will be replaced by the exhilaration of discovering that we are attracting likeminded individuals into our lives - people who like us because they understand and appreciate the truth of who we are. We free ourself from trying to twist into shapes that will fit the spaces provided by other's limited understanding and gain a new sense of freedom, which allows us to expand into becoming exactly who we are meant to be. And in doing what we know to be right for us, we show others that they can do it, too. Co-creating our lives with the universe and its energy of pure potential, we transcend limitations and empower ourself to shine our unique light, fully and freely.

Beautiful book I am reading: DailyOM Learning to Live DailyOM: Learning to Live
by Madisyn Taylor -
a guiding light to reassure us that we’re on the right path, and to help fix us when we feel broken.
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