“You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” – Olin Miller
I read a version of this quote over thirty years ago. There was a part that followed that I struggle to find the exact words now, but recall as, “Knowing this will be disheartening at first, but then, will give one tremendous freedom.”
In some cases, some are too busy just surviving, truly.
In a world that currently is reeling with an impeachment trial in the U.S.A., another attempt at peace policies in the Middle East, recovering from the fires in Australia, the contra virus in China, the earthquake off of Cuba, family, kids, work…it can be overwhelming. In an age that has shifted to social media for interaction, connection and community, I thought this week could be a reminder of how important finding the center, can be for us all.
Take time to listen to your gut in every decision. Be confident to put up a hand if asked for something and say, “Let me think about it” or “No, thank you,” if appropriate.
We all get one life. You must use that time on things you know define your true self or center.
Take a deep breath, listen to your voice and let it tell you the answer. That answer is coming from your unique Center.
Plus, go outside, meet a friend and turn off your phone.