"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."
Why should most people be thinking about you? They are far more concerned with what you are thinking about them to spend time thinking about you!
Right now, take a moment to ponder the question: "How would I feel and what would I do differently if I never thought about what people think of me?"
I pondered this question many years ago and discovered some things that changed my life:
By really paying attention to my feelings and actions, I was able to completely give up even thinking about what others thought of me. I discovered the truth of what Terry Cole Whitaker said in the title of her book, "What Others Think Of Me Is None Of My Business."
It is such a freedom to never think about what others think of me! I am free to speak my truth, to say yes or no according to what is in my highest good, to love with my whole heart and soul, to freely offer my gifts and talents, to trust my own feelings and higher guidance rather than buy into others' beliefs and opinions, to not be controlled by fear of making a mistake or fear of others' judgment, to laugh as loud as long as I want as I want, and to cry when I am hurting or moved.
I am free to love myself and share my love with others with no agenda regarding how they will feel about me, and this is the greatest joy of all.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process - featured on Oprah. Are you are ready to discover real love and intimacy? Click here for a FREE CD/DVD relationship offer, and visit our website at www.innerbonding.com for more articles and help. Phone Sessions Available. Join the thousands we have already helped and visit us now!