It's times like these, when I'm having to deal with them, where I can feel negativity creep into my soul and my heart, where the devil wants me to just give in... where I could easily wallow and become this negative, ugly person... I mean, wouldn't it feel good to be the 'victim'? To totally give up, to cry and whine and carry-on in this mode of self-depreciation? But what good does that do? NONE, nada, zip, zilch! This poor attitude can seriously damage your mental health, your inner peace, heck - even your physical health. So punch the devil in the face and push aside all negative doubts and thoughts!!!
I have difficult days, or rather days dealing with difficult people, but my choice is always to try and take the higher road, to think positive. I have my motivational mantras (check out my board on pinterest, links below), but I also really rely on my faith to get me through hard days and/or dealing with difficult people. I pray for my inner peace, for my acceptace of difficult people, for my ability to work with them no matter what. I pray that God would enlighten these people to think of others beyond just their limited scope. Many times I feel that these people walk through their day with blinders on, seeing what they want to see, hearing what they want to hear. I pray that God would take off those blinders, would open their eyes, their ears, their heart, their mind to the true reality of things.
I pray for calm, integrity, respect between individuals - even if I'm not on the receiving end, I still pray those things for people. I pray that parents can put aside their own selfish motives to allow children to grow, prosper and flourish while creating new memories and relationships. Children need to be able to explore their world, not to be hindered because a parent is afraid. I pray that God would instill in these parents a sense of peace and calm to be able to allow your children to explore, to know that God will watch over your children and keep them safe.
I pray for peace, I pray for a lot of things for the difficult people in my life, because honestly, I feel that they need it most, and could use as many prayers as possible. But I also pray for myself, to have the courage to deal with them, to let go of whatever slights they commit against me. I am a child of God, and I am not perfect. I try to see people as He would want me to see them, to treat them as He would want me to treat them. I find that I am often reciting the Serenity Prayer which really helps LOL! I do all of this for my health, for my well-being. Prayer is a powerful thing!!
What are some of your favorite passages or mantras that help you? I would love to hear your suggestions!
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