Sometimes I come across motivational words sent to me by others that I feel truly represents much of what I’ve learned or am learning on my own spiritual journey in life. Today’s entry is one of those that my therapist sent me which I wanted to include in my blog today for others to hopefully draw inspiration from. It’s titled, “I’m Slowly Learning That I Don’t Have To React To Everything That Bothers Me…” and I feel it needs no further words on my part other than to simply include it in its entirety below. I hope you find meaning with it as much as I did…
I’m Slowly Learning That I Don’t Have To React
To Everything That Bothers Me…
I’m slowly learning that I don’t have to hurt those who hurt me.
I’m slowly learning that maybe the ultimate sign of maturity is walking away instead of getting even.
I’m slowly learning that the energy it takes to react to every bad thing that happens to me drains me and stops me from seeing the other good things in life.
I’m slowly learning that I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and I won’t be able to get everyone to treat me the way I want to be treated and that’s okay.
I’m slowly learning that trying so hard to win anyone is just a waste of time and energy, and it fills me with nothing but emptiness.
I’m slowly learning that not reacting doesn’t mean I’m okay with things, it just means I’m choosing to rise above it, to take the lesson it has served and learn from it, to be the bigger person, to keep my peace of mind, because that’s what I truly need.
I’m slowly learning that I don’t need more drama, I don’t need people making me feel like I’m not good enough, and I don’t need fights, arguments, and fake connections.
I’m slowly learning that sometimes not saying anything at all says everything.
I’m slowly learning that reacting to things that upset me gives someone else power over my emotions.
I’m slowly learning that I can’t control what others do, but I can control how I respond, how I handle it, how I perceive it, and how much of it I want to take personally, and that these situations say nothing about me and a lot about the other person.
I’m slowly learning that if I do react, it won’t change anything, it won’t make people suddenly love and respect me, it won’t magically change their minds.
I’m slowly learning that sometimes it’s better to just let things be, to let people go and not fight for closure or ask for explanations, to not chase down answers or expect people to understand where I’m coming from.
I’m slowly learning that life is better lived when I don’t center it on what’s happening around me and instead center it on what’s happening inside me.
I’m slowly learning that working on myself and my inner peace that I’ll come to realize that not reacting to every little thing that bothers me is the first ingredient to living a happy and healthy life…
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson