“No one can rob me from my happiness… No one can drive me crazy unless I accept the passenger seat.” ~ Alan Cohen
In life, we will all experience situations that we perceive as adverse or unpleasant. We may work hard and others will be critical. We are never responsible for what others think of us, but we are responsible for our reactions to what they say or do.
I have determined that I need to have a plan for entering situations that in the past may have been unpleasant. First, I need to let go of the past, it happened, it doesn’t mean that it will happen again. So, I set a positive intention. For example, for an upcoming meeting I have set the intention for a positive experience filled with love, learning and creativity. I envision myself filling the room with love and positive energy. I set the intention, but I let go of the outcome.
Usually after the meeting, people will come up and tell me things that I view as criticisms. I remember that I choose how I perceive these comments and now I set the intention to view them as suggestions and not criticisms. When they are offer suggestions, I will thank them for their ideas. I will truly listen and be grateful that they care. I will reflect on them at another time and see what needs to be acted upon. But during the meeting I will breathe deeply and not let my ego take over and react with anger. I will remember that all acts are an expression of love or a call for love. I will choose to send love. I will come from my highest spiritual self.
Do you let others rob your from your happiness or drive you crazy?
If yes, what can you do change how you perceive the situation and have more peace?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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