…and lessons learned from stretching to the limits.
My last post was long, rambling and personal. I did not like the feeling of sharing personal things, but I know I must, on occasion, let my readers into what goes on inside. I am human, I have to be human, and that means letting people in…
I have a thought going into this post that comes from someone else’s blog:
“What other people think of you is none of your business.”
I think there’s truth to that. You can’t spend your time worrying what people think of you. Why? It is totally unproductive and, ultimately, serves nothing. You can not change someone’s opinion of you; you can not change a mind that is made up.
Frankly, sometimes (often) the way other people treat you really isn’t based on who *you* are, it is more a reflection of *them* and their internal workings.
Occasionally, I have these moments where I get this insight as to why other people may be functioning the way they are in a situation. It isn’t that I understand people so well, it is more that I understand there is something going on underneath and ultimately motivating them. That understanding can take a highly charged moment to one of sympathy, where I go from anger to feeling sorry for them. I had one such moment this past Friday. Continue reading →