Saturday, 23 March 2013

The problem with difficult people....

Lets be honest.. for whatever reason and no matter how hard we may try, we can't always 'get on' with everyone. Whether you can admit it or not, I just want to say ITS OK.

I strongly believe that everyone we meet through out our lives has a lesson to teach.We appear at the right time, as and when we should.Its just a case of recognising what you can take from each experience.

You may learn about how certain situations effect you and how to deal with it.You may discover an emotion appears that you thought you had long buried. Whatever the outcome, accept it,and once you have settled asked the question,'what do I do with this?'

The Daily Om has a great view on this.There is a link a bit further down and you can register to recieve 'Daily Oms'!!! This is their latest  and felt it only fitting.

Carers or not,'dislike' does tend to pop in and out of our lives occasionally,this just may help you to work out what to do with it!!!!

Ps ..I like everyone!!!!!!!!

Taken from the Daily Om

" March 22, 2013
Divergent Directions
Coping with People You Dislike

by Madisyn Taylor

When we are forced to deal with people we dislike, a great learning opportunity is being put forth to us.

As much as most of us wish we could exist in harmony with the people we encounter throughout our lives, there will always be individuals we dislike. Some simply rub us the wrong way while others strike us as deliberately unaware. We may judge others as too mean or abrasive for us to interact with them comfortably. Yet no person should be deemed a villain because their beliefs, opinions, mannerisms, and mode of being are not compatible with your own. You need not embrace the rough traits they have chosen to embody. There may be times in which the best course of action involves distancing yourself from someone you dislike. But circumstances may require that you spend time in the company of individuals who awaken your aversion. In such cases, you can ease your discomfort by showing your foe loving compassion while examining your feelings carefully.

The reasons we dislike some individuals are often complex and, at first, indecipherable. Often, we are automatically averse to people who are different because they compel us to question our values, spirituality, culture, and ideologies, threatening to undermine our self-assurance. Realistically, however, those you dislike have no power to weaken your life’s foundations. In fact, your aversion to specific individuals may actually be your response to your fear that specific qualities you see in them also exist within you. Their presence may force you to face internal issues you would rather not confront. If you meet someone who inspired an intense, largely negative response in you, ask yourself why your reaction is so laden with powerful emotions. Remember that you control your feelings and, if necessary, you can minimize this individual’s impact on your well-being by choosing how you will respond to them.

Though you may not have an immediate breakthrough, your willingness to consider your dislike rationally can help you better understand the root of your feelings. Your aversion to certain individuals may not wane over time, yet the comprehension you gain through reflection can help you interact with them sympathetically, benevolently, and with a greater degree of kindness. There is nothing wrong with recognizing that you are incompatible with some people. You may never achieve a shared harmony with those you dislike, but you can nonetheless learn to modulate your reactions to these individuals and, ultimately, to coexist peacefully with them."

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