your daily rock : ignore what people say

…here’s what I’ve learned – people will hurt you, but you don’t have to respond – not every mean comment or cruel act deserves to be noticed …” -John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

One of Don Miguel Ruiz’ Four Agreements is this: “Don’t Take Anything Personally.” This is a practice that requires, well, practice. When I get triggered by someone’s hurtful comment, I try to remember that the most powerful person in a tug of war is the person who doesn’t pick up his or her end of the rope. Here’s how I process it, in part: Breathe in (Hello moment). Breathe out (I am here). Breathe in (I am not going to pick up my end of the rope) Breathe out (This is not about me). Breathe in (Hello moment). Breathe out (I am here and I am whole).

Can you let go of your end of the rope today?

Love,

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3 Comments

  1. Sue Kearney January 14, 2013

    Oh gosh Patti! Thank you. Just the reminder I needed this morning.

    Gonna share this with my tribe.

    Love and light,
    Sue

  2. Susan Jayne January 14, 2013

    This is great – being a very over sensitive person so helpful.

  3. Nigel January 14, 2013

    Thank you Patti. I have been taking way too much personally lately and sometimes they are not even things directed at me, or are things that people write on Facebook without thinking at all about how it might impact someone else. I am not going to pick up the rope anymore unless it’s because we are having fun skipping.

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