I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet

gandhi quote

Why hello there!

Thanks for popping over.  What do you think of the slightly new-look blog?  I’m sprucing things up, slowly but surely.  So nice to make little changes here and there, breaths of fresh air!

I heard this quote by Gandhi the other day and was really struck by it.

So I made a collage!

It seems really empowering to me in the sense that you get to choose what you allow to enter your head. Your precious psyche.  You are actually able to choose if someone else’s rudeness, harsh words, negativity, patronising smile or ill wishes are going to ruin your day or not.  You decide if another person’s crap is going to take root in your mind, make itself comfortable, put its feet on your sofa and leave muddy tracks on your polished wooden floorboards.  The quotation reminds me to take nothing personally, to let pointless criticism go in one ear and out the other, and remember that however someone is acting it’s usually all about them, and has nothing to do with me.

So stop right there Mr toxic nastiness and Ms naysayer!  You’re going nooooo further!  I’m not going to perpetuate the bad feeling or let it gather momentum by reacting with equal impoliteness or whatever it is I’m on the receiving end of; I won’t compromise my integrity just because you’re having a bad day or hate your job or your life or more probably your self.

We have that power, and we are too important to give it away or put our sense of equilibrium or self-worth or self-anything into anyone else’s hands!

Yeah!

A happy what’s-left-of-Tuesday to you!

Love Jenny xx

PS.  Anyone else obsessed with The Bridge?

PPS.  I do love a good non-sequitur.

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