Why do we attack back when we’re attacked? What honestly goes through our mind? Do we really think we’re going to resolve anything by reacting so harshly in return? Truthfully, we’re not thinking at all – at least not with our right-mind. We’re thinking from our ego when we respond to anger with anger. Don’t worry, I’m not void of this either. We all have moments where our ego creeps in and gets the best of us.
Even us spiritual teachers can forget to take our own advice on occasion. Some of the top life coaches out there will openly confess when they’ve had a tough day or a stressful interaction and how they might not have made the best decision at first in response to it. It’s healthy to be transparent when you’re doing this – it let’s you know we the teachers, are also students. We are all having a human experience and with that comes bumps in the road.
But when we encounter a bump in the road – let’s say in regards to an argument – it’s important to pause and realize that whatever that person may be attacking you about, is nothing personal. I know, I know – easier said than done. Trust me…I KNOW!
But it really is never personal, even though it’s directed your way. What we need to understand is that the only battle we are all fighting, is the one on the inside. As Abraham-Hicks says, “When others lash out at you in anger with words or actions, their battle is not with you, but with themselves.” So as we near the end of Mercury Retrograde this week (February 11th) and approach Valentine’s Day, keep this thought in mind. If you feel like snapping at someone – pause and look within yourself. Ask yourself why you may be feeling that way? The answer has everything to do with YOU and not that person. If someone yells at you, pause and respond lovingly with understanding that it’s their own war they’re currently fighting. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. The more you respond lovingly, eventually that attack will not be directed your way anymore. Today’s Daily Affirmation is:
~ ~ Winky Boo. Discover You. ~ ~