Title of the Artwork: New Journey – Lotus by Sue Turayhi
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character.Dr. Wayne Dyer
Don’t judge yourself based on people’s opinions of you. Other people’s views fluctuate and are bound to their level of emotional and spiritual development.
People come and go in our lives. There is no way to control the development of a relationship. It may last one day, one year, or a whole lifetime. All we can do is put our best effort forward to love and respect every person who touches our lives. We must also learn not to have them become idols. Idolizing someone means that they gain power over as us. Their opinions about us become how we feel about ourselves.
All of a sudden someone we don’t really decides in our heads if we are worthwhile, good, or attractive. If that happens, we have to give this relationship to our Higher Power and ask Him to help us to put things in perspective. The other person is our Brother and Sister in Christ – just as valuable as we are – not more and not less.
Who are the people in your life that you allow to become bigger and more important than anybody else? You will find you put them in charge over your feelings. They generally did not ask you to be the Captain of your Ship (they have enough on their plate stirring their own). Realize today that who you are and how well you perform is between the Divine and you, not between you and another human being.