They're Not Doing It TO Me

27 September 2016 Written by 

 It’s very difficult to learn not to take things personally. I came across this quote recently: “Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dreams. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

You can be going along smoothly, and then all of a sudden you are blindsided by someone’s actions or words. You feel betrayed, forsaken, excluded, and hurt. You begin to question yourself, your emotions reeling.

Learning not to take things personally is a journey of forward progress. We become grounded in who we are and know our own truth. We can walk in self-awareness and clarity, knowing that we are walking our journey to the best of our ability. I’m not speaking of arrogance, just recognizing that we cannot live by bouncing off the actions and words of others. To do so makes us live like a Ping-Pong ball.

When I walk in the truth of my heart, I can let others comfortably walk in their own truth without taking that personally.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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