I Feel Mighty

I don’t think I have ever described my emotive state as ‘mighty’ before. But today I feel mighty. 

I feel mighty because I severed the tie between the way other people speak or behave towards me and my own self worth.

I had been feeling rather down about the way someone had spoken to me at work. Some barbed, backhanded comments which had made me question my abilities and competence.

But then I came home and read an incredibly inspiring post by hAAthi Time, purely by chance. In it she quoted Yogi Bhajan:

If you are willing to look at another person’s behaviour toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.

And now I feel mighty. Because no one determines my value but me.

Not Instagram models, my partner, my colleagues. Not old friends, new friends or enemies. Just me.

I think that’s something we all need reminding of sometimes.

via Daily Prompt: Mighty

3 thoughts on “I Feel Mighty

  1. Philip Ruskins says:

    If you are willing to look at another person’s behaviour toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.

    I so much love this. This is the essence of enlightenment and true understanding.

    Like

      • Philip Ruskins says:

        This is the deepest and subtle way of exercising meditation, where you visualize the state that you want to materialize. Trust me it works miracles. I have done this thousands of times, and I can affirm that its a brilliant way to tame a restless mind. Its a great door to inner peace. Am sure you can affirm this.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s