“You are a worthy individual, no matter what your past, no matter what your thoughts, no matter who believes in you. You are life itself, growing and expanding and reaching upward. All people are valuable and beautiful and unique. Every experience you have had was meant to teach you more about creating love in your life.
There is a fine line between respecting the self and being selfish. Some of you feel you have every right to get angry at others because they hurt you. Honor the feelings of others, but do so in such a way that you also honor your own feelings. To accomplish this you will want to come from a high level of speaking and thinking. Speaking of your anger, yelling and screaming, only puts you in a power struggle with another person and closes both your hearts.
When someone does something you do not like, open your heart before you speak. If you choose to make a statement, offer it as something you feel rather than something someone did. You can say, “I feel hurt,” rather than “you hurt me.” A powerful way to state it is,”I am choosing to feel hurt.” Every feeling you have you have chosen.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”
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