Saturday, January 15, 2011

Don't give away your sparkle!

Have you ever been the victim of “haters”? Weak minded people who don’t like you because you are (or they perceive you as) stronger, smarter, better looking, richer, more ambitious, more spiritual, nicer, more popular, kinder, etc. Unfortunately the world is full of insecure people who are easily threatened by others and in turn lash out. They will try to knock you down emotionally. Or act like they’re better than you. Jealousy can be a powerful motivator for the weak hearted. So what do you do if you are faced with such a person? If you are confident, secure in yourself, and warm hearted you will not feel threatened. You may feel sorry for that person and try to be empathetic. You may rationalize that something made that person this way, perhaps a traumatic childhood or negative past experiences. You may open your arms to this person and attempt to embrace them, help them, and show the person they should not fear you for you are a nice person. But that can be like a lion trying to embrace a tarantula. It is wonderful to reach out to those who wish to make you their enemy. You may even try to camouflage your bright spirit for the sake of this person. But be careful not to give away your power. No one deserves the right to take away from you that which makes your shine, your heart and soul. There is a time to be gracious and empathetic; however it is equaly important to know when to stand up for your self. No one deserves to take away your sparkle!

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