I had a moment last night after I allowed someone to treat me a particular way that wasn’t how I like to be treated. It brought me to a really bad space in my mind. Like, I really became sad after the incident happened. The funny thing is, I don’t even think the person did it intentionally, but it still happened.
After reflecting over that moment and my feelings, I really decided to change the perception that some have of me, because it is not my reality. As of this morning, I’ve made a conscious decision to watch what I say and how I say things; even the way I act around particular individuals. People respond to the energy or “perception” that you put out. Even if it’s a false one; even if it is unintentional. I’ve realized that the hard way.
The challenge to everyone reading this is to really look inside of yourself and see the person you are. Then ask yourself if that’s the person you want to be and if you like that person. If not, change it. If so, do your best to reflect the internal you externally. Do not bend or mold or break yourself to fit in someone else’s scope that they have for you. Why? Because no one else can fathom “you” like you can. You’re too unique and complicated (in a good way).
Up until last night, I really thought I had this self-image thing down pack. But when I allowed this individual to treat me the way I was treated, I understood that I was lying to myself. If I really had the self-image I perceived myself to have, I would have never been in the situation that I was in… and I definitely wouldn’t have had the emotional response that I had to that situation.
See yourself the way God does: shameless and justified. He takes us as we are; flaws and all, yet we’re still perfect in his eyes. Remember this and you’ll never allow anyone to treat you any less than what you deserve to be treated.
Hope this helps someone…
Until next time, Fancy Friends 🙂