Wednesday, June 21, 2017

People Don’t Think of You as Much as You Think They Do

A friend share this post, which I really liked: 
and highlighted this: 
7. People Don’t Think of You as Much as You Think They Do
From our perspective, the whole world revolves around us, but there are 7 billion people who see it the same way. While we are not all inherently selfish or self-obsessed, we are all far more concerned with how we are perceived by others than how we perceive them.
So once again, embrace your true self and find peace in knowing that people are too concerned with themselves to give you as much as attention as you think they are.

This is a really important and powerful distinction, IMO.
Just Being With What IS: that I am not the center of the Universe for other people, is really powerful, and really helps me just show up, be myself, and do my thing. 

This distinction can help us set ourselves free - to allow the freedom that is Already Ours - so we can BE the Captain of our Lives.

I have found, if I show up to a general conversation and 
I have one interesting thing to share about what is up for me; 
just a few empowering sentences...
that is more than enough.
IF they listen that far, its unusual.

After that, if they Really are wanting to listen and share together, we can dance!
But, usually people are far more concerned with themselves, their sharing, their agenda, their needs...

People generally don't care very much about me, 
and most don't really want to know what is going on for me, 
or really want to have a Deep conversation...
Accepting this, and dancing with it, has helped me be happier.

If I really need to talk, or to be understood, or to be validated and supported - the best place to go, for me, is to Spirit.
From Spirit these needs are met, and I can be filled up with blessings:  I get what I need.
Then I don't go hungry to others, because chances are there is no cheese there.

When I come to a relationship full, not empty;
what I may receive from them is icing on the cake.
But either way, I get cake.
Yum, CAKE.

Jesus told me long ago, a similar thing.
I said HOW HOW HOW could you keep loving, and giving, and healing, and inspiring, and being so patient... loving in the face of all the BS?
To the last: 'Forgive them Father, they know not what they do...'

He said,
I was so filled with Love from Abba - so connected;
I was Love.

So, I was FREE.
I didn't need from them.
I only followed Abba.

Then, if they liked it or they didn't; if they loved me or they didn't - it was ok.
I was free to Just LOVE Them. 

And I could receive any love and validation they sent my way,
but I wasn't addicted to it, or manipulated by it.
I didn't need it, and it didn't influence me.
I was free to follow Abba and just love them,

This is very powerful teaching, from Jesus who is modeling an amazing way to live.
Jesus says this way of Freedom and BEing love in the world, is available to each one of us.

That is effin Good News, IMO.