Hurtful words came my way this weekend.
I was shocked and am still in a state of disbelief.
It always amazes me when people can speak words of hurt without thinking of their consequences. We've all done it in our lifetime, probably more than once.
Yet when it happens to me it always catches me off guard and makes me sit back with wonder as I lick my inner wounds.
At times like these I turn to the Dalai Lama for guidance.
A wise man.
"A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you."
"A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse."
I have so badly wanted to defend myself, say something and speak up. I know this to not be a good idea, especially in the written word.... so instead I will listen to the words of the Dalai Lama... and know that my day will only get better if I focus on being happy.....
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something. and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
Have a great week everyone.