Sometimes I feel like being the ‘better’ person and being kind and understanding to others who let me down, are rude, run late, fail to do what they committed to doing etc and not reacting is at the expense of my own self respect and esteeme. I would appreciate your feedback on this. Thank you loved the Q and A call yesterday – it was so good! The release and reset practice has been fantastic just one day in!
Why does being kind and understanding mean sacrificing your self respect?
Could it not be the total opposite?
Can you be kind and say no?
Can you be understanding and set a boundary (e.g. if you are late to dinner, I love you and I will order eat and leave)
Why does self respect require you to react to other peoples behaviour?
Other peoples actions or inactions have nothing to do with you. I know it can feel like this is not true, but it is, and once you realise this everything changes for the better.
Being kind and understanding does not mean you always say yes, change the plan, let down your boundaries.
The issue here is your definition of kindness and self respect. Take some time to get clear on what these things really mean for you.