Have you ever felt misunderstood?
It’s a part of life. If you alter yourself to accommodate others or cover up who you are to fit in you’ll waste the BEST parts of your LIFE in confusion over people and their actions. Truth is our past experiences (and how we choose to interpret them) shape our perception.
We all view things differently. Some people do not have the capacity to receive the LOVE, JOY, and BLESSINGS that flow to them because they block it with fear, distrust or doubt.
That said, there is a difference between evaluating a situation to make a conscious decision that supports you as opposed to questioning everything based on your past experiences. There is a difference between the two.
Take two people with the same exact experience but one perceives it as a setback while the other perceives it as a setup for something better. You’ll have some individuals who don’t trust you while others feel they can’t imagine life without you. Trying to figure out what people are thinking is not a good use of your time.
There are some people who think it’s impossible to be happy most of the time because they don’t know how. They identify very happy people as fake or not facing reality. In actuality, happy people are better at creating their reality and not allowing circumstances to control their life or mood. Fact is, not everyone knows how to accomplish that so some people place their limitations on you.
I recently met up with a good friend at a local coffee shop to catch up. She and I talked about the importance of spending time together and how being in like-minded company is priceless. When you’re in a funk their positive outlook helps you to focus on what’s important. A simple meeting can turn into something so ENERGIZING that it leaves you feeling ELEVATED, INSPIRED and REFRESHED. Scheduling time to fellowship one-on-one with those special people who appreciate what you bring to the table will enhance your life. It will help counteract negative experiences you may have in your day and during the week.
Most people have difficulty understanding themselves. Having the ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes is not a gift that everyone possesses. Instead of looking for others to understand you make it your mission to align with the best of who you are and don’t allow the judgments of others to guide you away from that.
The reality is people make judgments with limit knowledge. A person can’t possibly understand that your solid confidence comes from giving yourself permission to love yourself after many years of feeling disconnected or that your happiness comes from appreciating the beauty of life because at one time you could have lost it.
Your job is not to convince others of things they can’t understand about you. Your only job is to demonstrate well-being in your life. To make a positive impact where you can and take care of yourself so you have the energy to care for those you love. Hopefully, through witnessing your daily practice and your alignment inspires others to give themselves permission to do the same.
To maintain your personal well-being requires daily focus. You will exhaust yourself trying to convince others of things they do not have the capacity to receive. Being misunderstood is a part of life. The key is to not look at yourself through the eyes of others and to keep growing, building, creating and getting better from where you are now. “This above all, to thine own self be true.”