When is the last time you made a mistake?
I made a mistake, recently, and said some things that I now regret. Can you relate?
I know deeply, especially upon contemplation and reflection, that the real reason I said those things had absolutely nothing to do with the people I named but more about me and my feelings. I confessed and apologized.
Repressed feelings can cause non-sensible outbursts; and it shouldn't make sense to others, because it's more about "me" than them.
It's never to late to contemplate on what happened....
Some thought: she's angry.
Some said: I don't like what she said
Some, who had experience making a fool of themselves, knew: she's upset about something and it's deeper than what it appears to be
Some thought: she's not one of us
Some thought: I'm afraid to connect
Some said: This isn't the person I know
Some said: She's not happy today
Some gave advice or suggestions,
Others talked behind her back,
That all said, no matter what was said or done, I know that my mistake don't touch the totality of who I am.
I also know that behaviors have consequences. The consequences I will live with, but what means the most to me is the lesson learned.
The lesson in Don Miguel's book , The Four Agreements, brings solace to me.
Don truly knows and cares...
That's why one of his laws is: "Don't take anything personally."
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