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Could You Let Insults Go?!

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Could You Let Insults Go?!

Lidia

Happy Sunday peeps! Hope you manage to sneak in some down time today....even if it's only a little bit of time to re-set 😍.

So, here's the last of my stories and it's another powerful one πŸ‘Š. My clients tell me all-the-time how they'd find it so much easier to be happy if only their co-workers were nicer, the kids calmer, husbands more jolly and so on....

And of course, I get it, I live with the same challenges. BUT I know you just can't live focused in this way and experience true joy and freedom...and this version of an ancient tale helps highlight the point:

"One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. β€œYou have no right teaching others,” he shouted. β€œYou are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man β€œTell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, β€œIt would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”

The Buddha smiled and said, β€œThat is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger.

If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you."

Makes sense right?! Good on ya Buddha! πŸ˜‡ Now I know, 'I'm not Buddha' you're maybe saying....and hey, look- me neither!! But we can lean into this at least, we can perceive the wisdom in it and allow us to remind us of what we already know- names can only hurt you if you let them!

Wishing you well,

Zofie x 

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