6 July 2016
A saying I value advises each of us not to take everything personally and if someone expresses a problem with us, or doesn’t treat us as we would like, simply see this as a sign that they are not happy with something in their lives and don’t let their problem be our problem. For each one of us problems arise when we have expectations of others which they don’t fulfil and we take it personally. If only I had taken this precept on board yesterday I would have had a much happier day. Today I can take responsibility for, a. attracting the situation, b. not responding impartially and c. causing myself emotional pain, so at least I’m not attached to feeling hurt and aggrieved. I can and will make the most of this day.