So I have this thing about me...I'm...shall we say...flamboyant(??).
Lots of energy.
I move my hands a lot and play with my hair.
It's sorta my thing.
It's something that, every now and then, I'll get called out on...or rather, criticized for.
And there was a time where that would've affected me.
The people-pleasing neurosis was stronnngggg with me...
But I've learned what it means when you actually start accepting YOURSELF.
It means that not everyone is going to get you
Or like you
Or vibe with you.
And I have to be honest. I kinda get excited now when I see someone having a strong reaction to me because there's a couple of things going on here...
1) The reason we respond or DON'T respond to certain people has everything to with US and NOTHING to do with the other person. Understanding OUR OWN triggers is a major way we can begin SELF-AWARENESS/SELF-REFLECTION on why this thing bothers us so much. What kinds of stories/judgments have we got goin' on underneath the surface...
...and how are they actually affecting OURSELVES...
One of my all-time favorite Abraham quotes is "People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you."