I read an article the other day called “How to Get Over Other People’s Opinions of You – By Not Giving a Shit“.
I thought it was brilliant and I shared it on my L Vitamin Facebook page to many “likes”. Clearly you and I are on the same page.
The gist of the article is that we care too much about what people think and we let other people’s opinions and judgments change the way that we feel about ourselves.
One negative comment, or one little opinion, can make us curl up into a ball and retract our heads right back into our little turtle shells.
And stay there.
Adopt the Deep Spiritual Practice of ‘Not Giving a Shit’
If someone’s opinion is threatening to keep you back from doing what you want to do (maybe it’s changing your diet to heal your skin, or maybe you want to try out a new career but someone doesn’t think you can do it) … that’s when you bring this in.
Or if you were feeling confident and happy with who you were and then someone comes along and makes a comment about your skin, or tells you you aren’t good enough in some way…. bring this in.
Or even if you’re just at a fitness class and wondering what people are thinking about your shirt! (which happened to me the other day). Bring it on. [Read more…]