Sunday Morning Confessional
This is a different post for me but one I felt needs to be written. This blog I have created is where I share freely and hope to post some things people may connect with or even learn from.
Last week my integrity and sincerity were called into question and to say it shook me to my core is an understatement. The particulars of the questioning are not as important as how I handled the situation. When the situation was brought to light I immediately reacted with hurt and yes, a bit of anger. More hurt because the person doing the questioning was a friend. I wanted to run away, pull the plug on this blog and distance myself from negative people. After a lengthy discussion with people close to me it hit me square in the forehead. I was giving up something I enjoy based on unfounded truths and in effect giving my power to them.
Now the old me would have wallowed in self-pity, cursed a bit and simply said, “Oh, well that’s the end of that”. The Now me says, “No, I am truth and I am here”. Many negative things are ego driven and I for one have separated myself from the Ego many years ago. It’s a selfish, non-fulfilling trait to possess.
Eckert Tolle says it best,
“What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.”
So the point of this post is twofold.
One, if you are ever confronted with negativity whether it be social, work, familial etc. closely examine your role in the situation. If you know your intent and truth are solid, dust your hands off and walk away. Second, through this amazing websphere my world has been expanded and beautified by people that grace the doorstep here at FPP and each person matters to me. I want to continue to share and evolve.
Footnote: I need to add here (as this is very important), my friend and I have discussed this at length and I see now he was hurt as well by this situation. Communication at the onset is important and by doing that, we have cleared up any misunderstanding and remain friends.
In the words from a Mumford & Sons song “Below my feet” (Yes, you know I am a rabid fan of them),
“Use my eyes to serve, my hands to learn”
And on that note I say, have a great day….