It's not raining on you, it's just raining. Godfrey Deveraux
It's summer. And it's raining. At least in my neck of the woods. Just yesterday it started raining again when I was on my bicycle, and I took it so personally: Why is it always raining when I am on the bicycle..
It is interesting how often we take things personally. This habit of personalizing the events of our life is what is causing us so much unnecessary suffering. We use absolutes such as never, always, forever, no way, impossible and jump into conclusions: he never calls back, she always does that because she knows I don't like it..Do yourself a favor: try to avoid these words. They distort the reality.
These are the sure way to lose your power or hope and make you shut down in anger or fear.
For the most part people are not sitting at home and plotting how to hurt you. There is a reason why you find yourself in certain situations. We call it karma, or the law of cause and effect. That experience is needed for you to grow into the best version of your self + to learn a life lesson which can be anything from setting healthy boundaries, keeping your heart open in empathy, accepting truth, finding humility or realizing that you are not better or worse than anyone else. Basically, learn to get over yourself! One of the best pieces of advice I ever received.
In the words of the Hopi Elders: "At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt."
Sending gentle refreshing rain drops (followed by golden sun rays this weekend:-) with Love,