Who Were You Before We Met?

This is a question that I have had to ask myself many times over. When you meet someone and they are just rude with you or not open or even just blank, you must know that many things happened prior to that moment.

People carry tons of residue from the past and lodge it into their present. What happened years ago becomes their identity today and neither you or I can change that. Can you honestly say that you are willing to compete with any of the following things:

Sexual abuse?
Drug addiction?
Spousal mistreatment?
Low self esteem?

These are the things that all human beings have been a part of or have been close to at one time. If you meet someone who has experienced one or all of these things, they probably won't tell you so. However, it colors their world in a big way. By the way, if they do tell you, act accordingly without taking it personally or trying to "fix" them.

We are here to teach and to serve one another through our gifts. If you were to meet up with a person that sent you less than favorable energy, how many times would you meet with them again afterwards? Would you wonder how you could change their energy or would you find another energy?

In general, we see others and their actions through our own eyes, which creates such difficulty around us. Our journey is just that, ours. Take time to see the common thread that weaves through all of us. That thread can easily be seen if your eyes are open to it.

You have no idea what someone has been through before they meet you. They could be so damaged and afraid inside at the moment you show up. It doesn't matter if you are receiving your change at a clothing store or on a first date with a new person, all people are dealing with something.

So what is the best way to deal with all of this? In a word, authenticity. Start to be honest with yourself. If you don't feel right with a certain person, listen more when you are with them and talk less. If it still doesn't work, listen more from a distance. We all deserve to be celebrated not just tolerated.

Challenge yourself to be open to the people around you who are suffering instead of reciprocating negativity and hurt. Never forget that one person can make a tremendous impact on another with just their words.

In closing, just take note that we all enjoy being listened to, being loved, being remembered, and if course being accepted. All of the presents are disguised in the "presence".

Create a magical day! Chase

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