Time really is very precious,
and to “waste” that time
being concerned about what others might be thinking about us
would be an unfortunate use of something that is very precious…
Sometimes we might “worry” or be “concerned” about what other people might be thinking about what we’re saying or doing. That can get to be a real burden and can actually inhibit lots of positive ideas and actions.
Instead of concerning oneself about other people’s reactions,
or continually seeking the approval of others,
to simply learn to check one’s own motivation
and if the motivation is positive,
to simply rest in the trust and confidence of that positive motivation….
Here’s some very helpful advice that I received a few months ago from a trusted friend who is a Buddhist monk…
I also try to keep in mind that people are very, very different….
what might be thought of as worthwhile by one person
might not be considered worthwhile to another.
So, what’s works for me, might not work for another…
and to not concern myself with that difference…
And so, again,
to go back to looking at my own motivation
and decide what’s the right thing to say or do
based on my own positive perspective,
rather than the perspective of others.
Note: this is a repost from June and May…I find this to be a somewhat challenging area …but like everyone else, I just keep taking “one step at a time” and “keep chipping away at it”…slowly, slowly…