As I sat down to have lunch the other day with my family, I noticed there was some small tiff that took place between two of my family members.
I was curious what happened.
And asked the person sitting next to me, “What’s going on?”
“It’s none of your business! Why do you need to get so involved in everything?”
Take a chill pill!
What side of the bed did YOU wake up on today?
I was so hurt.
I was only trying to help.
My stomach started to get all tangled up.
And I knew I couldn’t eat under those circumstances, so I pushed my plate away from me.
Honestly, I felt like crying.
Why does this happen to me?
But, I Stopped.
I closed my eyes and took a breath.
I Told myself I was stuck on hurt.
I Uncovered one belief: “No one should ever snap at me!”
And asked myself, “Is this 100% accurate?”
I was able to quickly Consider: this person may be having a bad day; and this person is probably stuck on something; and whatever is going on it has nothing to do with me.
I took all of those considerations on and held myself in compassion for getting hurt so easily.
It’s O.K. I said to myself.
And then brought my plate towards me again and began eating.
With a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Just like that.