How to Be Careless About What People Think About You
Own yourself entirely, which will give you freedom from the destructive opinions of the people
Life is not perfect.
You will meet negative people who will show pointless criticism toward you.
People will comment about your clothes, your way of working, or your most virtuous deeds.
“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” ~ Jeff Bezos
We will encounter negativity around us no matter how good we are in our nature.
So what’s the solution?
We have to learn to avoid caring less and focus on the things that matter to us.
We have to put our energies into making ourselves better rather than wasting time thinking about whether other people like us or not.
Own yourself, and that will give you freedom.
Being extremely caring about every slightly insignificant and unimportant thing is detrimental.
You and Your Thoughts Are Different Entities
What kind of thoughts come into your mind that are completely out of your control.
But which ideas get your attention from you that is your choice.
That is entirely in your hands.
Your consciousness is a different space that you do not experience most often.
When you practice consciousness and live in the present moment, you control your attention and focus.
Thoughts are not powerful without your attention.
When you ignore a thought, it holds no power to control your life.
On the other hand, when you give attention to thought, you let that thought control your life.
See your consciousness and presence at the moment.
The way your feet are placed on the floor, the way your hands touch on the meal to make morsel, and the air you inhale and exhale…