WHY ARE YOU SO OFFENDED?
“Take no offense. That which offends you only weakens you.” -Wayne Dyer
“That dress is a bit young for her, don’t you think?”
“Why is he eating that?”
“That color is a bit loud!”
“I thought ripped jeans were for teenagers?” LOL!
“How dare she say that to me!”
It amazes me how many people are always looking to be offended. The dress that lady was wearing literally offended someone because she thought it was too low-cut. How dare she, LOL! My question is...Are YOU wearing it? What that man was eating offended another because they thought his choices were unhealthy. My question is...Are YOU eating it? Why are YOU so offended by someone else's choices that have absolutely NOTHING to do with you?
Sometimes we get offended when someone says something to us that could be taken as offensive. But before getting so offended, why not ask, “what exactly do you mean by that?”
Let’s face it, we have all at one point or another gotten easily offended or passed judgement on someone or something that has no bearing on us. The truth is when we are so easily offended, it's usually an indication of unresolved issues within ourselves.
Today, let’s try to not be offended by what others are doing that we may find to be inappropriate or simply something we wouldn’t do. Instead, lets look at ourselves and ask, “how can I be better today?”
The actions of others aren’t ours to question, and if in fact we do, take that moment to seek within and ask yourself, “why am I getting so offended by this? What is it that is missing within me?”
Share ways that you shake off irritability and feelings of offensiveness below.
“Being offended creates the same destructive energy that offended you in the first place – so transcend your ego and stay in peace.” -Wayne Dyer
Love & light,