How many times did you allow others’ opinions of you to keep you from being the person you dream of being?

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1. It’s the small-minded people who are concerned with what others are doing.

When you have nothing better to do with your time, you go around looking for people whose lives are interesting and you talk about them.

Because you secretly believe that in doing so, you will ‘add value’ to your own life. But you and I know that isn’t true.

If people are concerned with who you are and how you are living your life, it’s only because in their eyes your life looks a lot more interesting than their own lives. 

2. Their opinions of you come from a place of insecurity.

Those who are concerned with what others are doing are usually insecure people who haven’t yet found a way to embrace with grace all that life created them to be.

Because they feel lost and disconnected – from their Truth and Inner Being, they take their focus from themselves and place it on others.

This is just a trap in which so many people fall into. And even though at first sight it might appear that they are horrible people, in truth, they are just misguided beings who want to feel loved, acknowledged and who want to be heard and seen…

3. Their opinions of you don’t describe you, it describes them.

How other people see you is mostly a reflection of who they themselves are. If their hearts are pure and their intentions are honest, they will also see you pure, good and honest. If not, they will see in you a reflection of that which is dark and hidden within themselves.

4. Don’t take it personally.

Believe it or not, we don’t see the world as it is. We see it as we are. In describing others, we are in fact describing ourselves. From other people’s opinions of you, you don’t discover who you are, you discover who they are. And when you know this to be true, how can you take it personally?

5. People see what they want to see.

A wise person once said that people will love you and people will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.

How true that is…

No matter how good of a person you are, and no matter how kind you are to the people around you, there will always be someone who has a problem with you. There will always be someone who will be bothered by how you live your life.

It is what it is.

The important thing is for you to be yourself. To honor your Truth. To live your life in a way that feels right to you. And to remind yourself constantly that people will always see what they want to see.

6. Other people’s opinions of you are never more important than your opinion of yourself.

There are so many meaningless things in this world that try to grab us, hurt us, and keep us from shining our Light; so many things that try to keep us from experiencing our Beauty and Perfection. And other people’s opinions of us is one of these meaningless things. But these are just meaningless things. They have no value and there is absolutely no Truth in them. And our focus, energy, and attention should never be wasted on the meaningless. 

What other people think of you is none of our business. Your opinion of yourself is all that truly matters. So walk in Truth. Live with integrity.

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