Recently, I made the decision to move my office/work back to my home. During the first few weeks after the move, a couple of people questioned me; my motives, the soundness and wisdom of this choice, and I felt somewhat defensive. When I feel like this (think that someone elses words, questions or comments are upsetting) I always “know” deep down that what is being offered by others is simply my own thoughts, fears or worries (that maybe I don’t want to consciously acknowledge) coming out of their mouths.
Instead of arguing or explaining in length (after I become aware), I go inside and deal with my own fears, doubts and worries until I’m not conflicted, and I know when I’ve achieved this because I’m no longer disturbed by anyone else’s opinion or understanding (or lack thereof) of my actions. As long as I am silently arguing with “them”, I haven’t come to peace in my own heart. Life is wonderful like this; it always and forever shows us who and what we are….and if we don’t particularly like what we see, we can always change….our minds.
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” Ernest Holmes