Why Being Offended is Your GIFT!

๐Ÿคฌย BE OFFENDED!ย ๐Ÿคฌ

If you’re offended, you know what: that’s absolutely FANTASTIC!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I’m not kidding, being offended is AWESOME!ย ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ—ฃย “Have you gone mad, Donald?!”ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ

No, seriously! I want you to feel offended! BUT hear me out!ย ๐Ÿ‘‚

Why am I saying you should be offended?ย ๐Ÿคจ

Because when you feel offended, you now have the opportunity to ask yourself: “Why?”ย ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ“–ย “What upsets people is not things themselves but their judgments about the things.” ~ Epictetusย ๐Ÿ“–

Often times we are NOT aware of why we are offended. Often times we are not aware what judgments we are making about people, things, and situations in our lives. We just: be offended.ย ๐Ÿ˜”

๐ŸŒŸย The fact we don’t understand our emotions is the very reason we need to feel them, so we can understand what is going on beneath the surface.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

Ask yourself: “Why?”ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ

๐Ÿ“ย Did someone say something that went against your beliefs?

๐Ÿ“ย Did a situation remind you of a past event where you also have felt hurt?

๐Ÿ“ย Did you feel powerless and your body simply went into defense mode?

I can’t answer those questions for you. But the better you can understand yourself and what offends you, the better you can handle those stressful responses in the future.

๐ŸŒŸย The answers to your “Why” are the reasons to your suffering.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

I’m not saying be offended for the sake of being offended. We’ve been missing the second step for far too long! I’m saying be offended…and let it be your gateway towards introspection, towards better understanding yourself and your sense of identity.ย ๐Ÿ‘ค

So please: Be offended…AND ask yourself “Why?” Just don’t forget the second step!ย โค๏ธย #TranscendLabels



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