The image on this blog says:
Let them judge you.
Let them misunderstand you.
Let them gossip about you.
Their opinions aren't your problems.
You stay kind, committed to love & free in your authenticity.
No matter what they do or say, don't you doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth.
Just keep shining like you always do.
- Scott Stabile
This is one of life's huge lessons. And, for me, at least, a spiral. A lesson that keeps returning and a lesson that keeps giving.
I have found myself drawn towards people who live in their quiet power. As well as people who are openly struggling. Have you?
Earlier today I was harshly judged. Untrue things were said. And sadly my daughter and son overheard a small slice.
I wanted to rage. I walked away.
When it turned out that person then spread untruths, I chose to respond with calm truth and an offer for direct conversation. I also spoke openly to my children and tried to understand their experience.
They understood more than I thought & it isn't the first time. Oh, I really want to rage right now, in mother bear mode.
Instead I'm exhaling extra deep. I cooked a lovely meal. I walked the dog further. I wrote in my journal, exploring.
Because this is a lesson I continue to spiral through, always slightly deeper into the learning and always with a slightly better understanding of myself.
Openly growing through struggle. How about you?