Over the last few weeks I have been in a few encounters that have really challenged me to keep my mindfulness. What I mean is that I have been in situations where I meet somebody or see somebody I know and have been completely brushed off. Not a classic brush off, but a “nose” up i’m better than you behavior. I didn’t realize how much it bothered me until it happened a few times and it wasn’t just with one individual it was a few different folks. so.. I had to stop and really think that maybe i’m the problem, maybe i’m giving off a bad vibe that is translating into a mirror coming back to me.. I spent a few days after each encounter to think about what I said, how I came across and I finally closed that I am being normal, but I need to not take anothers reaction as a negative to me, vs. just their reality at that moment. I don’t know what’s going on with them nor should I judge or translate the behavior.
So.. as I continue to get more mindful, here is one thing I can say.. Be Nice to others. know how you come across. don’t be mean or turn your nose up if another doesn’t meet your criteria for whatever.. just be nice..
- I accept things that I can’t change.
- I accept those around me for what & who they are.
- I accept that I am still a student in being mindful and I continue to learn.
- I accept that life is too short to let small stuff bother me and I let it go!