Monday, 13 February 2012

Don Miguel Ruiz

I've mentioned the Four Agreements before and I follow author Miguel Ruiz on facebook and every day his status update is a quote worth mentioning, here are two gems:

"When you take things personally, then you feel offended, and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts."

"Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it
has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do, and the opinions they
give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds."

The above quotes mean so much to me.  It is soooo easy to take something someone says personally and immediately react with defense.  Everything everyone does is because of them, not you.  It's hard to process at first but, once you is truly life changing.  If someone is sour to you, it's because that is how they're feeling on the inside and if it wasn't you , it'd be someone else.  WE HAVE CHOICE TO CHOOSE OUR REACTIONS. WE ARE ULTIMATELY IN CONTROL OF EVERY SITUATION.  Because no one can get in here (pointing to my brain ;)

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