What do you do when you feel under attack? Most of us get defensive, dig into our positions, and lash back at the offender. I know that has been my first instinct when I’ve been put in that dark place, but then I go back to what I challenge my clients to do- forgive the one who hurt them and find a way to pray for them. I have spent a number of years helping children deal with bullies at school and on social media, and now I am among them.
I felt like I needed to prove I was right and prove what was being said about me was untrue. But then I remembered the first agreement- Be Impeccable with Your Word. I am consciously choosing to use my words and thoughts to move into a creative place to uplift myself and others. And it made me think about whether or not I was in the box and seeing the other person as an object or as a person with feelings. I am choosing to not inflate my own importance to degrade the other person’s value or worth. At the end of the day I am responsible for the energy I put out into this world and the energy I choose is Love. I choose Forgiveness. I choose to recognize the other person must be so hurt and damaged that they don’t realize that I am merely a stand in for all of those who caused their pain along the way. I know my Truth about the kind of person I am and choose to not give energy to others’ beliefs that are not mine to own. I also choose to pray for all who are hurting that they may have the peace they seek.
How many times in your life have you allowed others to wound you where you had to feel you needed to defend yourself? Are you tired of the attacks? If you are, then please join me in the practice of forgiveness. Some may not realize that their actions are causing the level of pain you are feeling. Some may be choosing to proactively be malicious. Whatever the case may be, it is still your choice to allow that to impact your spirit. I could have hung on to the negative feelings, but I refuse to sink my spirit to such a destructive space. My heart needs to be filled with Love and Kindness and Peace so I may continue to put out that kind of energy to all I help.
What kind of person are you choosing to be today? Is it someone you can be proud of? Are you ready to let go of past hurts to have the freedom you need to live your authentic life? I know I have chosen Forgiveness as my path, and am ready to pour my Love out onto the masses. Come join me and be found!