Hurt people hurt
I posted this photo onto my page, and one of the other groups that I manage, just a few weeks back.
Never before has it been so relevant to me than the last 36 hours since opening this group and putting the post "out there" for women to come and join us.
Some of the comments on the post have shocked me, some saddened me, and some have been heart warming.
All of them from women, who for one reason or another, don't have children.
Even with the work I am blessed to do; the successes my clients get through my coaching business, and the thank you's I get, often on a daily basis, when someone judges my character, deems it appropriate to lash out, or simply doesn't get me - I feel it.
What I know now, that is didn't used to however, is that LOVE comes first.
LOVE for myself.
LOVE for what I do.
LOVE for everyone else.
It's not that I don't allow myself to feel sad, angry, disappointed, frustrated, concerned etc. It's that I know ALL of those feelings, if held on to, ultimately cause me harm.
I don't know what drives someone to read into my advertised post as some sort of negative.
I also don't know why some people can't just live and let live.
What I have come to learn, in the time I have chosen to put myself "out there" is that:
Some people will love what I do.
Some people will hate it.
My job isn't to understand, or reason why. It's none of my business.
My only job is to act in complete integrity to my values of honesty, trust and kindness. To stay aligned with my goals and to live and let live.
Does that mean I'm ok with those who are rude or abusive?
It means I love myself enough to worry about what I can control, and let go of everything else.
I hope that helps you in some way today too.