Don’t want to reorganize your filing cabinets? Take the garbage out? Make sales calls? Visit your in-laws?
Instead of automatically digging your heels in and thinking: I don’t want to … the outside world is making me do this,” pause. This kind of thinking is an indicator of unexpressed anger, of not accepting what is, of knowing you don’t want to but feeling you “should”. Like a child having a tantrum because he doesn’t want to go to bed, you feel justified in stubbornly resisting. However, there is a price to pay, both within yourself, and for others.
To spare yourself and your world from missing out on feeling love, switch your thinking and take personal responsibility. The truth is “I am responsible for what I think, feel, say, and do.”
When it seems as though others are telling you what to do and you feel resistance brewing, step out of your rut and ask yourself: What’s the specific event or task? What do I know in my heart of hearts is best, is the high road, or will keep me in my personal integrity?
You intuitively know what’s right. It’s an inner feeling. So listen and obey that rather than your knee-jerk resistance. You’ll become a different, lighter, freer person. You’ll how to treat your customer so they will shop with you again. You know that taking out the trash is the least you could do to help around the kitchen. You know when to call your aging parent. You know when it’s time to give an employee a raise.
Listen within and obey. You’ll feel less anger, more love, and more in the flow. You’ll get out of that selfish “me me me” mentality and experience the joy of staying true to yourself. Those around you will thank you too.