That rule book we carry around for how other people should behave so we can feel better – it doesn’t work. What if you dropped it, and let people be exactly who they are? Focus on what you can control: yourself, your response, and making the best life you can.
When you can take responsibility for your feelings, you stop having a long list of things other people need to do to make you feel good. You stop trying to control or change how they behave, and start changing what’s actually changeable – your own life.
It’s easy to get stuck in apathy or feel indifferent about your personal life. You may think, ‘my life is fine already,’ or ‘I don’t really care about my growth,’ or ‘I’m just too exhausted.’
We're often taught to avoid 'negative' emotions like discomfort, rejection, and fear, but I think that's a mistake that keeps us in a rinse-and-repeat cycle of life. What if we were willing to experience those emotions without resistance?