One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in life is that you can’t make me feel bad.
You can’t make me feel inferior, rejected, unworthy, afraid, or anxious.
No, can’t even make me feel lonely, unattractive, ridiculous, stupid or out of touch.
You can’t make me feel…ANYTHING.
I am (and you are) the gatekeeper to such feelings.
Now, when someone says, “Gee, you look a bit pudgy these days. One too many donuts?” it wants to MAKE me feel bad.
Or when the voice in my head says, “Sheesh, you look every bit your age in that photo, Brenda” it WANTS to make me feel bad.
It knocks at the door of my soul and says, “Hey! Here’s a familiar bad feeling. Can I come in and sit for a spell?”
Because it is a familiar voice, there’s a temptation to acquiesce; to just let it in and steal the next few hours (or days) of joyful living.
But I (and you) don’t have to LET it escalate.
Stopping a bad thought before it ever takes root or gains momentum is a key to walking in STRENGTH (our Word of the Weeks).
This shifts full responsibility for how we feel onto US. Yes, other people can be entirely crappy, but why assign them so much power?
Ah, the beautiful shift from giving a @#$%& what other people think of us to standing firm in who we know ourselves to be is powerful.
Feeling GOOD is critically important. It is a sign that I am linked up to pure, positive energy (God, Source, the Divine).
The devil didn’t make you do it.
YOU did it, but entertaining words and thoughts that should have been kicked to the curb.
Now did I just make you feel GUILTY???
Ha! That was a trick question!
I can’t make you feel anything.
Now, when I tell you you’re beautiful and amazing and talented and smart, let it lift your heart. Enjoy the encouragement that comes from those who love you. That’s the icing – but YOU’RE the cake.
More on STRENGTH and the new WOW, coming right up!
WOW – such an appropriate word to follow STRENGTH!
Don’t fall for the lie that you can’t handle what is on your plate. You can handle it, eat it, enjoy it, and throw that plate against the wall in triumph!