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« How to find Peace | Main | To Believe or not to Believe »

Aug 17, 2010

Comments

Neil Fleischmann

Very true and very well put - this post, and the blog in general. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Kimmie

Thanks Neil for the compliment, and your welcome!

D

Very relative to me today. Just had someone do something pretty terrible. As I had to look at "things" I realized that the thing that's most upset me isn't that he lied (has been lying and playing games for a number of years now) but that I fell for the lies. So .. I forgive myself for wanting something enough that I ignored my own intuitive warning signs and I move forward. Does that excuse him .. no .. but that's his "stuff" to deal with not mine.

Kimmie

D, I completely understand how you feel. I went through several marriages where it was one big lie after another. And you're absolutely right when you say that you ignored your intuitive warning signs. That's what I finally recognized I was doing after many years of torment. My gut feelings were telling me something wasn't right but my emotional self didn't want to listen. After I came to this awareness in myself is as soon as I decided that I could no longer accept dishonesty in my relationships, I knew that I deserved better. You're on the right track by letting go of his "stuff". Relationships built upon lies cannot thrive and grow. Thanks for sharing that.

Julie Hengel

I like that..."interesting point of view you have" I'm going to repeat it over and over instead of taking every other person's opinion to heart!

Kimmie

Hi Julie, I was introduced to that little saying, "interesting point of view" from a mentor and it has stuck with me throughout. Some sayings seem to just click for some reason.

Nora

Thank you so much for this. I've been going through a rough day and I constantly feel like I let others control my emotions by letting every little comment that my brain can interpret the wrong way get to me, and constantly comparing myself to others. I googled "not letting others control how you feel" and found this. It really made me feel a lot better, and I am going to save this on my laptop so I can read it again if I need it. Thank you!!

Kimmie

Hey Nora, glad you found my blog post and happy to hear that it gave you some added encouragement and strength! I feel for ya, I've struggled with allowing others to control my emotions ever since I can remember. I guess once you start to realize you really do have a choice in the matter, you begin letting those things just roll right off your back and don't even give it a second thought, and keep repeating to yourself "interesting point of view that is."

A Facebook User

This really hit home. I have a friend that needs to read this. I hope you do not mind that I posted a link to this in a FB comment. If it is a problem I will remove it. Thank you for a nice positive post. I was looking for the words to express this and yours were just perfect!

Kimmie

Thanks for posting the link on FB! Don't mind at all, feel free!

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