Allow others to be who they are. Allow yourself to be who you are. Don't force situations. Solutions will emerge. Uncertainty is reality — embrace it.
- Sue Fitzmaurice
I’ve learned that things don’t always turn out the way I planned it, or people — the way I thought they should be. Everything boils down to choice. Everyone is entitled to their own choices, regardless of how much, how loud, how truthful, how loving or how profound you may speak. Realize that people only understand from their level of perception. They only hear what they want to hear. You can’t control how others receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever personal issues they are going through at the moment.
Refuse to be offended. When people ignore, or are mean or rude to you, they’re revealing themselves. They’re telling you that which is within them; not what’s within you. Respect boundaries. Don’t react. Don’t force. Don’t control. Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right, no matter what you think it is. There is no point in winning an argument and in the end lose the battle. This is not about you. It is never about you. Take nothing personally. If you love, love truly, love unconditionally.
Once you’ve figured out that you are not living their lives, a lot more will begin to make sense after that. When you find yourself pushing and shoving, hoping to change the things that are out of your control, summon all your strength and let it go. Then keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible. Everything will work out exactly how and when it is supposed to. Trust the process.