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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Why You Should CHOOSE Your Beliefs!

 

What does life mean to you? What is life about for you? ๐Ÿค”

Whatever answers you have to these questions will tell me a lot about you. No, really! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

How? Because we ALL carry beliefs in our lives. And whatever beliefs we carry will reflect out into our daily lives.

๐Ÿ“ The person who believes in the goodness of people will find it.
๐Ÿ“ The person who believes everyone is only out for themselves will find it.
๐Ÿ“ The person who believes the world is a threatening, dangerous place will find it.
๐Ÿ“ The person who believes the world is a fun playground to explore will find it.

๐ŸŒŸ Whatever you seek, you will find. ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ”But I don’t just believe it! It’s a fact!” ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

It’s important we distinguish the difference between a fact and a belief.

๐Ÿ“– A fact is verifiable through research and evidence. It can includes numbers, dates, etc. “He rang the doorbell at 2:45pm.”

๐Ÿ“– A belief is a personal conviction based upon your values, an example being faith. It does not require proof or evidence: “I believe it, therefore it is true.”

It’s not to say beliefs are bad. It’s to say they are different from facts, and we should be careful not to mix the two. Beliefs are part of what help guide us through our lives. They can help serve our personal growth. But they also can impede on it too. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

๐ŸŒŸ “If you think you CAN or you think you CAN’T you’re right.” ๐ŸŒŸ

Your beliefs not only affect you but also the people around you. They affect what peer groups you’re going to be around. They’ll affect the people who want to spent time with you. They’ll affect the very course your life takes!

๐ŸŒŸ It’s important we possess our beliefs, not let our beliefs possess us. ๐ŸŒŸ

It’s why I purposefully have chosen to believe the best in people; I didn’t carry this belief from Day 1! But I carry it now because it has served me in my life. I’ve personally found it has made my life so much more rewarding! ๐Ÿ˜„

What beliefs will you choose for your life? Whatever you choose will set your future course!ย โค๏ธย #TranscendLabels

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Sick…and Upset?!

I wrote this a couple months ago, and I wanted to share it because it really goes to show the power of the meanings we will give to things, even with things that are out of our control. I hope this may help you in reframing the meanings you currently give.

I have been sick with a cold the past 4 days. It first started with a sore throat, and then it transitioned into becoming a fever. And then into a runny nose. And then into coughing. And now it’s a mixture of them all together!

But what has surprised me about being sick this whole time is that it isย not what’sย bothered me the most. All the physical symptoms had taken a backseat in my focus. Then what was it? Continue reading “Sick…and Upset?!”