Over the past few weeks, I’ve been involved in several unrelated conversations that left me wondering, “Did he/she really just say that?” There were times I felt hurt and offended, and those aren’t emotions I feel very often. I found myself replaying the conversations over and over. It was beginning to affect my emotional health. My coach encouraged me to let them go quickly so the events wouldn’t “seep into my bones.” I love that analogy.
All of this brought me back to a chapter in one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I read this book every year in January. It helps me get my mind right for the year ahead. If you’ve read the book, you know which chapter I turned to.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Once I reviewed that agreement, I was able to let it all go. And letting it go is a wonderful feeling.
Have you read The Four Agreements?