I think I'm becoming even more unattached to What Others Think Of Me.
I wrote not too long ago that I was joining the Small Is Beautiful/Passionate Blog ring because I wanted to remind myself that my blogs are about My Stories and My Truths.
This idea may seem dismissive of other's good opinions, and that I don't hold others opinions in very high regard. Of course it's not that - it's just that I'd like to be free from that particular bondage.
For me, being a writer (one who explores through the written word) and one who likes to explore and explode the workings of the goings on in her mind, it's best that I use this medium for truth seeking and expression in just that way - and without thought to how well my words will be received.
It's been my consideration for a couple of months now that my reputation (with whomever comes in contact with me virtually or in person) is not something that is located in me, and not something for which I am responsible. All I can do is live my truths.
If I label a thing as stupid - that does not render the thing to something stupid. If I call it foolish, it does not change its being to foolishness. If I judge something or someone in a thousand ways, it does not make it so - it only shows me to be one who has a need to feel superior. It only demonstrates that I am One Who Must Judge.
Others judgments do not change me.
Nor should they - no one but Me knows what my spirit seeks to be - and the things it seeks to experience.
I Am The Only One Who Knows My Truth.
I Am The One Who Hears The Call Of My Spirit.
This realization came to me today - and it about brought me to tears.
I am responsible in my life.
I respond to all of my children's needs.
I embrace their desire to demonstrate who they are.
It is my absolute wish and intent to live my life and to subsequently raise my children according to what I know Myself, God, and my place in the Universe to be.
Harming none, betraying none.
Embracing expansiveness and embracing the needs of the soul.
In absolute Beauty, absolute Gentleness, and absolute Love.
I shall not feel doubtful or be apologetic for residing in light and love.
It is where I need to be.