Sometimes I find myself in situations where my internal reaction is anger, irritation, or defensiveness. So I “check” myself. I remind myself not to internalize the feelings of others. I’ve actually told loved ones: “You can communicate your truth & your feelings, but that doesn’t mean I will accept or ‘own’ your feelings as my own.” Learning not to “buy” into the opinions of others about me & my journey has proven invaluable. John Leguizamo said (in character) “Don’t let nobody crush your world, girl!” Be the best you possible. ~ Jacqueline Smith
Learn to love yourself so nothing can hurt you. That’s the secret!